so what does one do when their husband suddenly leaves for an overnight business trip?
sock yarn and cute notions bag!
araucania multy sock yarn, color 325
75% wool : 25% nylon | 100 g : 376 m | 1 skein
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frabjous fibers “baby sheep” felt notions bag
handmade in nepal
purchased at knitters mercantile
sadly, the yarn and the felted bag does not fill the emptiness. i should have went to another yarn store and tried again. 🙂
as it is winter, and my aging hand knit sock collection is doing heavy rotation, i thought i would maybe get something to spark a little sock mojo. the rather poor picture (taken with my treo phone) doesn’t well represent the teal/blue/gray in the skein. it sort of reminds me of the color of the ocean in a shaded rocky alcove. summer. and warmth. the little sheep guy jumped into my hands at check out (point-of-sale marketing at its finest).
meanwhile i have been stealing some knitting moments by working on my red sea shawl (ravelry link, no pictures yet). i’m over half-done. and get this – no stiches to pick up around the border. if you’re curious, it’s the baltic sea stole pattern by by faina m. letoutchaia from fibertrends. i like the pattern immensely. even down to the pattern delivery mechanism (it’s printed in color on a heavy card stock bi-fold)…however, other fiber trends patterns i’ve noticed are printed on a darkish colored 8.5 x 11 paper with a picture glued on, served up in a clear jacket protector…and, extra instructions and charts are thrown in, in a different color and different size paper! this has prevented me from purchasing other fiber trends patterns at the lys. 😦 oh well…
there are a ton of other patterns/pattern designers i want to try out anyway…