I got some new yarn and needles yesterday. They're for a knitted vest project I'll be starting soon. The yarn is mostly bamboo and cotton with a little acrylic thrown in. It's so soft! I probably don't need this much yarn, but they only had four left so I got them all just in case. The yarn is Hobby Lobby's Baby Bee, Confection Baby in the color Naked. Me thinks this will have a beautiful drape when it's all knitted up. I can hardly wait.
Y'all were so funny with your comments about my last post and the colorwork. You must understand that I can't actually DO it yet! I can barely knit and purl with one color without bungling it all up. That was just a practice session to get me started and learning and thinking about it. No way was I actually making anything! So don't be so impressed.
I had forgotten about this crocheted blanket I made a few years ago. I came across it and dragged it out to look at for a few days on the back of a chair. It's one of my favorites. It's on my Ravelry page if you want the details. (See sidebar for link)
The new Knit Picks Catalog
I'm staring at these two pages of the new catalog this morning. I think I need to order a complete set of knitting needles and interchangeable circular thingies (so technical). I'm tired of seeing something I want to do on the spur of the moment and not having the right size needles.
See the doily I've been working on since the beginning of time underneath the catalog? It's getting really big. Five more rows to go! I'm using a smaller hook than called for and mine is still bigger than it says it should be already. It will be even bigger when I block it. The last rows are easy but long. I can't wait to see what it's gonna look like with the colors and pattern.
I moved all my succulents outside a couple of days ago. They've been inside all winter. Most of them did great, but some of them started to look sickly towards the last few weeks. They seem happy to be outside in the warmer weather and some are sprouting new leaves on their bare stems. I love my plants!
We have a rainy day today. Yay! I'm going to sit on my arse and crochet on that doily and drink coffee. I made my first batch of cold-brewed coffee yesterday. I just need to strain it and get it in the fridge. I'm pretending I don't have a job today and ignoring the inbox. I was all caught up yesterday, but now that I've mentioned that, it will be flooded. Doesn't it always work that way? Not if you don't look! Hahaha. I could never really do that because I'm too responsible, aka guilty-feeling. I suck at being a loser.