Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I still haven't quite recovered from the weekend. Abby mentioned in her blog the other day about feeling like you need a vacation after a vacation. I agree. It is hard to get back into the swing of things after I'm away from home, even for a couple of days. And it doesn't help that it's been rainy, dark and dreary around these parts all week. I'm tired of it! To lift my mood, I knit this hat. But somehow I messed up and it ended up being pointy on top. I guess I wasn't thinking straight when I was decreasing! To fix it, I just added a tassel and voila! Instead of "Le Slouch" it's now more like "Le Elf." Actually, it kinda looks like one of those white chocolate candy kisses. :) I used a lovely skein of wool/silk yarn I picked up when I was in Chicago. I was worried I wouldn't have enough, because there was only 130 yards and the pattern calls for something like 200 yards, but I ended up having plenty. I used size 9 double point needles and it's definitely big enough for my head, maybe a bit too loose. I haven't blocked it yet and could probably make it just a tad bit smaller. I should have used my size 8 double point needles like the pattern calls for, but they were being used for another project. So I cheated. heehee.
You'll have to forgive me for the poor quality of picture here and my messy sewing room in the background. I don't know why I even bother to take pictures when it gets dark out. The lighting is horrid.
I picked up this yarn at the living history event I attended over the weekend. A lady who attends several of our events likes to hand dye her yarns with natural dyes and she also spins (though these yarns are not hand spun). I wanted to swipe every skein of yarn she brought with her, but I resisted. By the time I got around to purchasing some, most of them had been taken anyway, but I did end up with some lovely colors. The red and pink will probably turn into striped leggings and the green I am thinking of making into some toasty wrist warmers as a gift. We'll see, though. I may decide on another project for them. But they are soooo soft and lovely.
Tonight the Pioneer Woman updated her terribly addictive love story. Hey, what girl doesn't like a good love story? And it's a true story to boot. I'm hooked. And she keeps you hanging! For months at a time! It's cruel. Then again, it's worth the wait, 'cause it makes me feel all warm and gushy after I read it. Tonight I went over to the sitting room, turned on a lamp so it has that cozy warm lighting. Curled up on the couch and read the next chapter. I know I know, I'm pitiful. Well anyway, I'm off to try and be more productive. I'm trying to think up ideas and it's been slow going today. Maybe tomorrow the rain will stop pouring down. I hope! Take care all and stay cozy!