Goodbye to April, hello May! Here's a final project with orange and yellow. This is an experimental vase that started out as a pencil cup. I've read before to make sure to leave the yarns loose in the back when doing stranded knitting and I can see why. I do like the way it pulls in at the top, but it was harder to block and the beads don't lie flat. It turned out better than my experimental bowl. That didn't even make it into a post! :)
Borders sent me a 30% off e-mail coupon so of course I had to go out and use it. I kind of wish they would stop sending me those things! :) I couldn't decide on which book to buy, so I bought two books: Last-Minute Knitted Gifts and Knitting Rules! I have to return LMKG to the library, so I bought my own. And KR just looked really funny. I read the bit about the traits of an obsessed knitter and could relate.
In non-knitting news, our associate pastor is leaving at the end of the month. He has been called to start a mission church in another part of town. I know this is a wonderful opportunity for our church to support him and help reach out to other people, but I'm sad that he won't be with us anymore. I'm also apprehensive about what this will mean for our contemporary worship since our senior pastor is pretty traditional.