So I'm working on my Bamboo Yoke Top, which is based on Joelle's Favorite Yoke Sweater from KnitKnit. The yarn is fabulously soft and lustrous and stretchy, but I wasn't sure about the icy blue-green color, which I was in love with last summer and bought a WHOLE BAG of.
I decided to go ahead with the project even though I wasn't sure about the color. Then it struck me: I could overdye the top when it's done! I had bought a small dye kit from Hello Yarn earlier this year but my yarn-overdying plans lost steam (read: family would not go away and leave me in peace to try such an intensive project).
I'm willing to give the overdying a try -- I think a lovely blue/purple/black would do the top some good. I had originally wanted to do the top in my Malabrigo sock in Alcaucil, which is a lovely green/gray/black, but I didn't think a 100% merino top would do me well in the summer desert heat.
And now I'm going to do what I vowed I wouldn't do: talk about non-knitting-related stuff in this blog. I figured I would focus on Phoenix-area events and eateries, in case anyone from out of town (or anyone at all!) ever takes a look at this blog.
Today the DH and HD (Handsome Dude, or my 2.5-year-old) and I had lunch at the Knock Kneed Lobster in Phoenix. As these reviews say, the place is a bit of a grease pit inside, but the food is top-rate for deep-fried fare. The fish fillets (don't know what kind) were tender, the fried shrimp was generous (yes, that 6-inch-long thing that looks like a skinny chicken finger is indeed a shrimp that appears to have been stretched on the rack) and the fries were great. Another plus is the array of sauces available -- cocktail/red, ranch, malt vinegar, tarter and ketchup. Oh, and don't forget to try the delicious hush puppies -- the small serving is enough to share with a few people. A plus: It's a great place to take the kids early on a Saturday morning for an early lunch, b/c the place is deserted and there's a huge picture window that looks out onto the light-rail track along Washington. Wish I would have brought my camera to photograph the kitschy seafaring-themed decor, but you get the idea.