HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?
A certain family member requested some type of scarf (she’s not picky) to go with a new red winter coat. My cerebral cogs started meshing and here’s what they came up with.
80% Merino/20% Nylon
To make a long story short, I’ve fallen head over heels in love with this yarn and am having separation anxiety over the thought of using it for a Christmas gift. I want to clutch it to my breast and croon, “don’t worry, you’re staying with me.” Is this weird?
Truly, though, the red in this yarn is the wrong red to go with the coat. The coat is a blue undertones red and while this yarn does have red, it’s red with orange undertones. Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Off to my LYS sometime today to find a more appropriate bluey red for the gift. I think this is called a “rationalization”.
Mr. Iknead and I had the ultimate grandbaby experience over the weekend. Bigdaddy had a wedding to officiate up in Branson, Missouri and took Bigmommy along. Mr. Iknead and I had the Papoose and Sprout solo from Friday morning until late Sunday afternoon. What a treat!
A good time had by all!
Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Lewis Carroll
Last weekend, I was shopping my favorite part of my LYS – the bargain bin – and picked up seven balls of some great CEY Portland Tweed. I blogged about it here. I decided to try to reproduce a favorite sweater and started calcs last night. Once again, not enough yarn and I’d bought up all Cindy had. Again, no prob, there’s always the internet, right? Again, wrong wrong wrong. None, zilch, nada available anywhere, great yarn, just discontinued and now extinct. That’s twice in a week that I’ve come up short on yarn for projects. Sounds snakebit to me. Dang.
Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. Lily Tomlin
WHAT I BROUGHT BACK
Here are my official souveniers of my beach vacation. I’m a knitter, so can I help it if my idea a perfect souvenier is yarn, searching high and low for a LYS to visit, with extra points if it’s located on or near the beach?
First up is Knit One Crochet Too Kettle Tweed, 60% merino, 20% baby llama, 10% bamboo and 10% Donegal. There’s no color named, just a number, 4523, but since I think everything should have a name, I’m calling the colorway My Destin-Y. Very clever, especially since it came from a shop in Destin, Florida, named (surprise!) The Destin Yarn Shop. My project for this is c2knits Jackie, a topdown tank. Nice and summery, don’t you think?
Next is this lovely Crystal Palace Mini Mochi, which also has just a number, no real name. I’m calling this one Sea Glass because it makes me think of the small bits of glass sometimes found on the beach, beautifully frosted by waves and sand. No official project yet, but I’m leaning toward a cowl, specifically, Botanical.
Still happy to be home.
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. John Gardner
excited when she finds out that her Fayetteville LYS still has some Cottontail yarn in stock and will hold it. Same color number, same lot number, same everything. Now I can sit back and enjoy the Minnowknits Pinafore Dress that is slowly growing on the needles. I hate to worry about whether I’ve purchased enough yarn to finish a project. Actually, for this reason, I usually buy at least one extra skein, just to make sure. Of course, this makes my stash grow by leaps and bounds, since usually the pattern calculations are pretty accurate, but, as we all know, a stash can never be too big! See how it’s growing?
In honor of Valentine’s Day
Love flies, runs and rejoices; it is free and nothing can hold it back. Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471