I was playing around with the settings on Blogger this weekend and somehow managed to delete my template. I was NOT HAPPY. Luckily, I try to keep things fairly simple and it wasn't horrible to recreate. The downside is that I somehow turned off the comments on the blog. Sorry. The upside is that the new header contains a picture I took of the yarn I won on
that evil, dangerous den of iniquity
eBay. Psst, KimiK
has some BEAUTIFUL yarns, cheap too!
Then, I went out and bought this
. You know what this means? Right. I can finally start winding the cobweb weight black yarn that I got to knit my first ever lace shawl for my mother-in-law. The stuff is 12oo yarns to a skein. There is no way I want to wind that puppy around my freakin' thumb. Oddly enough, last night, Eric asked how much I spend on my hobby. I was completely honest and said that I don't really know. (Hey, ignorance is bliss.) I also carefully explained that I tend to buy yarn in spurts.
Hoarding ravenously as if there is a worldwide wool shortage coming soon
stocking up and then carefully knitting the stash, rationing it out to last until the next 40% sale or store closing comes along. I think he may have believed me, or at least he stopped questioning.
Really, though, is it fair to question the value of tools like ball winder that was had for $31 including shipping, or the 400 yards of handpainted wool for under $10. I don't think so either.
On top of all of that, my mom emails me to say that she, my sister and 2 of my aunts are getting a booth at a local craft show and would I like to join in? Um, yeah. I can't wait to use up some of my stash knitting up baby caps to sell. I just have to see how much my share of the booth would be. Divided 5 ways it shouldn't be too bad.
Speaking of knitting, truly, this is a knitting blog. Jaywalkers now have half a heel flap. I am so loving the heel stitch. For some reason I have previously resisted all attempts to use it. Its cushy plushness is enchanting. I think for the next top down pair, I will try to use the eye of partridge stitch.
And the baby hat? Well, interesting you ask, because it looks just like it did before I decided to rip it out.
The pooling is less obnoxious this time around. While there is still some flashing, there isn't the huge diagonal line across the entire thing. I have a feeling that this baby will be sold at the craft fair.
I also have an idea rolling around for a felted bag, but I need to work out the stitch pattern first. I have the yarn, I just need to swatch it out. Hmmm, this might just be the push I need to do it.