Sometimes it’s so easy to wind yarn into one nice ball and sometimes….
you end up with three small balls. Is there anything more annoying? I’m not very patient about this kind of thing, and usually Larry will wind my yarn for me (yes, he really is a great guy) because at the first hint of a problem, I am ready to throw the yarn out (I will admit to being a little dramatic sometimes). But Larry has a cold today, so I thought that I’d do it for myself – but I had to go get him to help me finally because the minute I cut the tie, the skein exploded and I had a mess on my hands. At least it wasn’t laceweight. So we ended up cutting the yarn to get the tangle (and the second and third tangles) out. But I got through it, and now I’m ready to start a new project – Citron. The yarn is Madelinetosh Prairie. It is gorgeous – black with the occasional hint of blue. Perfect for this shawl – and its one of the 12 projects I put aside for this year, so I’m pretty happy with it.
I finished the Springtime Bandit shawl last night, and I’ll block it this weekend so pictures next week. I am going to see my mother next weekend and will give it to her then – I love it, and really hope she does too!
I buy a lot of my online yarn at the Loopy Ewe, and I belong to the Loopy Groupie on Ravelry. There have been some posts recently about the Valentine’s Day kit the store puts out, and I was lucky enough to be working from home on Wednesday when the kits were posted – I was working but had the browser open on Larry’s computer to check it occasionally. I saw the kit get posted, I ordered it as quickly as I could – and it was mine! And it got here on Friday (really – I can’t recommend this store enough – amazing yarn, and the fastest shipping that I’ve ever seen).
I love this kit! It came with yarn, a project bag from 3AM Enhancements, and a little post it note holder (with post it notes) for my knitting notion bag.
The yarn is Fiesta Baby Boom and the colorway is Chocolate Strawberry Ganache.
Doesn’t that look just like what you’d think that colorway would be? It is so soft, and so pretty – and I love it. I’m not sure what to do with it – socks would be nice, but I’m wondering if a scarf wouldn’t take show off the amazing colorway. So pretty!
And look at this cute little bag….
It really is so pretty, and very well made. Fully lined, and seems really sturdy. And cute – its tiny – just enough for a sock project. Perfect for commuting!
I’m pretty pleased with it, and I’m very glad that this happened on a day that I was able to get to it before it sold out. It made my day, and getting it on a Friday was just the perfect way to end the week.
We got a little snow here today – not as much as they were hyping up all week (why do people get so hysterical about snow?) but enough that I decided to stay in, and just take a snow day. So I’m going to knit, watch movies, and relax. Aren’t snow days fun?
Have a good weekend!