We attended their concert last night at the St Augustine Amphitheatre and to say they ROCKED THE HOUSE is an absolute understatement!!!!!!!!!! They played all their great hits spanning over 30 years in the industry. They played loud hard and steady - never slowing down one bit for one solid hour and a half. We saw Boston in the late 90's in the Tampa/St Pete area with more of the original members however this lineup was nothing less than stellar. The performance was AWESOME and if you are a Boston fan - get on the internet now and see if they are coming to a town near you.
Moving on to what else I've been doing lately. Camp Loopy 2 with The Loopy Ewe started on 6/27. Her requirement for this camping project is that at least one color in your project had to use a color in your nations flag and that the project be a minimum of 800yrds - WHEW - 800 + yards in a month - that is a tough challenge for me. I chose the ever popular Stripe Study Shawl by Veera. Lots of people have enjoyed knitting this one and I have never tried it - It is a garter stitch and the unsual shape is created by doing short rows and the striping of two colors. I am using lovely yarn that I have never tried before by Skein - a hand-dyer in Australia - it is a fingering weight 80% merino and 20% cashmere and it is really lucious. I am enjoying using it very much.
The dark rich red is Little Red and the other color is Sugar - I actually love the Sugar and am really liking the two together. As of midnight last night - this is how much I have gotten done. It's easy knitting now that I've gotten the hang of the pattern and short row shaping.
A little patriotic stashing this week when the pre-order from the Attic arrived. This is the limited edition Star Spangled box by Kelmscott and the July Wordplay by With They Needle and Thread
Patriotic stitching was dragged out from the bottom of the WIP/UFO pile. America by Handwork is almost 1/2 done I would say. It is worked on the called for treasured BOAF Sparrow linen with the designers choice of GAST threads. I am hoping to make some progress on this over the 4th holiday.
Last thing I got a month or so ago and keep forgetting to show is another piece for my Liberty Hill collection. The Stitchers Station sits right on my table by my stitching chair. It has a cute rolling farm scene all around - which you can't see very well - a threadwinder and a 3" ruler was included. I find it handy to stick my stitching glasses, my Brighton pen and I have the threadwinder loaded up with the beautiful Gloriana Florimell silk I am using for I Wait for God design by Hands to Work. I don't have enough of this done to show you yet. There was an awesome photo of someone who used the same color silk for the same design I am using in the recent Attic newsletter.