I will be sharing another pattern in a few days, but every now and then I like to write a post that’s not a yarny pattern (Confession: There is yarn in this post, I just can’t STOP). While I am pretty nutty when it comes to constantly creating, crocheting, and knitting, it’s fun for me to chat with you without writing sc, dc, k2tog every now and then!
Before I move onto my recent yarn project binge, I thought I’d fill you in on some fun we’ve had as the layer of snow is no longer on the ground (though we are supposed to get some of the white stuff tonight). Besides venturing outside to the local parks quite a bit, we’ve had a lot of visitors recently. My brother was staying with us and we had a wonderful time taking him to Florence, Colorado to go antiquing. It’s something I haven’t done a lot in the past, but it is so relaxing and enjoyable to me now. One thing I’ve noticed is the amount of CROCHET I see in these shops! Wow! There was even quite a bit of yarn.
So beyond getting out and about, I am COVERED in projects. Is anyone else on a kick of working on a billion projects at once? For a while there, I was really disciplined telling myself things like, “Only one project at a time”, and “I’m going to use up my stash before I get more yarn”, and “Once I finish this project I’m going to sort out my daughters clothes and pack away the newborn and infant clothing that certainly doesn’t fit her”. Well, this has all gone out the window! I’m buried in projects, I’ve binged on yarn purchases (I needed spring colors, right?!), and I most definitely have NOT organized my daughters clothes. Maybe people work better under big, giant piles of yarn. Yes, that’s it.
Okay, before I move on, look at this picture and try not to feel peaceful – I dare ya:
I’d like to live on one of these Mountain Meadow Wool ranches. Maybe convincing the husband that backyard chickens are a good idea would be a good first step. Baby steps.
So I’ve got projects on my hooks and needles, and skeins just waiting to get started. Here are a few new skeins in my stash that I’m itching to get started on, you know, because people work better when covered in piles of yarn. 😉
This yarn from Manos Del Uruguay arrived as a beautiful hank, which I proceeded to quickly pull apart in order to see the yarn even better. Now to wind it and have some fun! It’s one of the softest wools that I have felt, and I just learned that they came out with a new line of lace weight yarn called Marina (the colors will blow you away). Manos del Uruguay is even running a giveaway if you like to enter through their site. You can click on their link here to find out more. There are quite a few of their hand dyed yarns on my wish list right now and I thank them for sending me this sample to check out.
I hope that you are enjoying this time of year, whether there’s snow or sunshine in your part of the world.
Watch for a new pattern coming soon!