Last year I got her a 'magic quilt' picture to do for me. According to her, I will receive it this year as it was 'really easy' to do. We will see.
I have been telling you that I have not been very successful at stash busting this year, as planned. Well, I guess I should show you my latest acquisitions that I obtained
This is the yarn I got while in Vegas. This is 1200 yards of a textured DK weight fiber. It is hand dyes and I love the colors. I really like the way the pinks go from light to dark and back again. I have not found the 'perfect' pattern for it yet, but have narrowed it down to about 5.
Then last week I was watching Jimmy Beans Wool Watcher when this
Came up for sale. It was 55% off what I pay locally for it. Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton. I have already made 2 sweaters out of this same brand and they are wonderful. I can wear them all summer long. Even when it is 115 outside. I was so excited to obtain this. I think I might have squealed as I bought all 5 skeins that they had for sale. Yup, this is probably one of my favorite yarns to work with.
After I finished the Monkey, I was at a loss as to what to work on next. I did back up on the Green Bay afghan and have done several rows on that. But that is kind of hard to take with me on the run. So, I went through my WIP's and decided to go ahead with my Radian Yoke Sweater that I started several months ago. I was not sure I liked the yarn or the color that I was using at the time. When I pulled it out of my craft closet and looked at it, I fell in love with it all over again. So I will continue on with that. It is now in my bag and travels everywhere with me. The afghan gets worked on when I am home for long periods of time but the sweater is my traveling project. I know most of you think that is a strange traveling project but..................my bag I got off of Etsy is large enough to carry the in progress sweater as well my knitting tool box and 3-4 skeins of extra yarn. Plus I have all my personal belongings in the bag too. That thing is HUGE!
Next week will be a busy week for me and hubby. I have returned to the gym and go three days a week after work. Then we have a retreat next Saturday with set up for it on Friday night. After set up on Friday night, we will prepping food for the retreat with our BFF's. Sunday will see us going to church and then coming home for a much needed nap. Looks like the afghan will be ignored for most of next week but the sweater will be well on it's way.
We had our retreat meeting today and one of the ladies said to me "I thought I would see you today and you would be knitting. But I don't see any knitting with you". At which point I opened up my 'magic bag' and pulled my sweater out of it and proceeded to knit away on it. She laughed so hard, she almost fell off her chair. HEY! I got three rows done on it and there are 334 stitches per row. That's something!
I am going to apologize now for next weekend. I doubt I will be posting next Sunday. I am serious about sleeping most of the day. We have to be at the retreat center at 6:30 in the morning and we don't get home until well after 10 in the evening. That makes a loooooong day for this old lady. And then to be back up Sunday morning at 6:30 to make 9 o'clock church. Yup, I will be napping a lot next Sunday.
So until the next time I post..............