For those of you who knit/crochet and like a good deal, Knit Picks has some nifty new accessories for yarn artists. They can be used whether you knit or crochet. I bought a couple of the Critters and the Sticki Clips and they are perfect. They also have some new yarns that are beautiful. I bought the Felici colorways and the colors on my monitor were pretty accurate. They have new needles and fall colored heather yarns available too. Their needle sizer/gauger has been remade to include the new needle sizes they are offering. There are many new patterns on the site and the books and reference materials are up to 40% off.
Lots of Knit Alongs are starting in August - you can see the list of the ones I have jumped into on my blog. Let me know if you are knitting along with me on any of those. As you may be able to tell from my finished objects, the initial thrill of Ravelry has finally worn off. I have posted most of my finished projects, joined and dropped out of many groups, posted my sock stash (yes Adrienne that's just the sock stash), and put about 40 free patterns in my queue. I created two groups: CGOA and TKGA, if you are a member of Ravelry and belong to either Association, please join the group. The Ravelry hosts have discovered that more than a few invitations got spam blocked, so if you joined the waiting list in or before May you may want to check with them to make sure yours is not one of the 900+ unclaimed invitations. Let me know your usernames when you get in so I can add you to my friends. I love looking at other folks projects and stash!!