Can you guess what I did this weekend?
I ran around yesterday – started with a pedicure with Cieara early in the morning, and then I went to get my hair cut and colored. I must be in a summer mood because I had her do something completely new – very light. It may have been the person before me that had her hair colored the most beautiful light shade of orange (ok, it probably wasn’t orange, but it looked like it!). No, I didn’t dye mine orange – but its much lighter than I’ve ever had it. I like it, but I’m still at the stage where it startles me when I see myself in the mirror.
After my hair appointment, I went to knitting group yesterday – as always had a very nice time. So by the time I got home, I was ready to sit and relax and knit. As you can see, I’m clipping along on the Ribby Shell – and the yarn – I love it. I can’t believe how nice this is to work with. I’m not sure how it will hold up to the wearing, but its just so soft and silky. It really doesn’t feel like cotton at all. I think this would make a nice sweater for Larry (the yarn, not the color!).
Today I took Andrew to Wegman’s. Wegman’s is a regional, east coast US store that is simply amazing. I know, I used to think people that raved about it were weird – its just a grocery store. But it’s not. Its amazing – its huge, and has a market cafe part where you can have lunch (or dinner!). The seafood is good, as is the bakery, meat department…I could go on for hours. If you are in the area, and haven’t gone, you should! Anyway, as I suspected – Andrew loved it. He spent 20 minutes in the bakery alone (Andrew does love bread!). And the fact that they had fireworks there just sealed the deal for him!
On the way to Wegman’s, we stopped at the big box craft store where I picked up….
I also picked up a little yarn….
This is just a portion of what I bought – yes, its Wool-Ease – I know, acrylic (but it has some wool in it!) – it is going to be a gift, and I know the person needs something machine washable….anyway, its going to be an afghan. With a pattern from this book. Because I was inspired by someone else’s afghan….(you know, looking at Opal’s again, I just may use the pattern she used)
So I started – I need somewhere around 150 chains. This is much harder than knitting – I have to apparently keep count as I chain. I can’t do my normal “put a stitch marker every 20 stitches” to keep track. This is going to take a while….