I’ve been waiting for yarn – and stalking the mailbox. It finally came this week, and I love it. The picture is terrible, but it is dark here, and I don’t think I’m going to get better…
This stuff is amazing. Yarn Chef Buttercream. The colors are just beautiful – honestly – the picture is crappy, but you should see it in person. And so soft. I bought two skeins – each is 880 yds. I’m not sure what I’m going to make – perhaps this…or this or this. So I’m enabling all of you – go look. Go buy. She has beautiful yarn!
Hey, want to see Cobblestone?
Yep – frogged it again. I had about 2 inches done – and realized that I dropped stitches in at least two spots. I got frustrated and frogged it. Stupid sweater. It was ironic that the podcast I listened to the next morning on the train was all about how to pick up dropped stitches. (I really do like this podcast – check it out!). I know how to pick up dropped stitches – but I was frustrated and did it in a pissy fit. Yes, I am mature! I haven’t started it again – I’m going to force myself this weekend. I will not be defeated by this sweater!
So the first few days of the new job have been interesting. It is a very different company than my last few jobs – very formal, structured. People seem nice – but not very friendly. But that’s just the nature of being new I suppose. I haven’t walked around at all in NYC – no one takes lunch (sigh)….so I haven’t had a chance to scope out yarn shops. But I’m hopeful that eventually I’ll feel comfortable and find my way around.
Thanks for the nice birthday wishes. I had a nice birthday – Larry made a nice dinner and cake, and I got wonderful gifts from him and the kids. Dan gave me a Wii game – it was a lot of fun – we spent the rest of the night playing (and laughing at each other!). If you have Wii, I recommend this one!
I am coming up on a milestone as far as number of comments -2000- amazing! So I thought that I’d celebrate by rewarding the commenter with a yarn-y gift! I’m not going to tell you how many there are to go – but it should happen sometime in the next week or so (I suppose it depends on how many posts I make!). I should do another big screwup like Cobblestone since that post got a lot of comments…
Have a great Friday!