I have to start by saying hugs to all of you and yours in the path of anything. I’m hoping if you are in harm’s way a post could make you laugh a bit. That’s the goal. I’m sitting here on a spectacularly sunny cool Wisconsin morning, thanking God for the simplicity of snowstorms. Honestly, I am just trying to keep Fireman from starting up about WINTER. Yesterday’s, hints included,
“wow we had to start our ride earlier tonight, because the sun is going down so soon now.” He then tortured me by telling me he saw the most spectacular sunset of the Lake Geneva year here…….”There was this valley and a hill, and the sun was setting …..and there were three horses high on the hill. Shadows of dignity, standing there. ”
He didn’t really say shadows of dignity. I made that up. So, I ask ya, wheres the picture? You had your cellphone with you. Apparently pride and falling back in the pack of cyclists takes priority. There was no picture for me.
Onto knitting. So much knitting.
#1. I’m knitting the last of the 30 Twiddle Mitts. I wanted the last one to be part of the fall KAL. It is orange and yellow. I wanted it thick so I knit so tightly I developed a finger blister last night. One of my Year goals was to finish the mitts and get all 30 requested to the nursing home. So, I’m close. Very close. I give you number 29. And
I thank you LOVEKNITTING for all the free yarn. Used it all for charity.
#2. Beaded bag talk. Judy asked about the pattern. It is Doreen Marquart’s Beaded Evening Bag. You string the beads first. Thats one of the zen parts of this pattern for me. I’m pretty sure all of her patterns are on Ravelry.
This is my trio. Let me talk about beads Ok? The blues and browns with white beads was the first bag. The beads were from Doreen’s yarn shop. I liked these beads. There was an occasional clear bead in there but they really fit the bag well and sat straight.
The second bag was made with Val’s Wandering Cat yarn. It is dreamy yarn. She’s having a huge yarn sale BTW. These beads were from JoAnn fabrics. I did not like them very much. They were not all rounded, more tubular. I have to say I fell in love with the copper beads in that mix. I could see them really jazzing something up if they were all copper colored.
The third bag = Koigu and more beads from JoAnn’s. They behaved but I wish I had only used blue and green beads. Look at me getting all snarky and high on my beaded high horse.
#3 Finally, I saw some horse buttons in an ad. I want them. I decided to pull a fast one for snicks. The company says email us with questions. I told them I want to place my order and pay by check. WHAT? I sincerely hope the 19 year old who is processing my email knows what a check is. I’ll let you know. I thought it would be interesting. The sight is all paypal and instant a pay themed. Stay tuned.
Do you pay by check?
#4 I’m really trying hard to get my list of yarn needs ready for the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool festival this week. I’m not spending willy nilly on that seductive yarn that feels amazing to my hands and cannot really be knit into much. I should stick to sock yarns. Or shawl yarns in sock weight? Right?
Go forth . Be safe. Knit on