My yarn collection is getting out of hand. I’m not quite to boxes filled with yarn, but I’m working my way there. In my defense, the last additions can be blamed on that hat above. A friend requested I make her an owl hat. Most of the patterns I found on Ravelry were crochet. All very cute, but I’m not good at crochet and I had a tight deadline. The hat is Toddler & Child’s Hat pattern by Regina Casner. The eyes come from Crochet Owl Hats pattern by Sarah Zimmerman. The other details were improvised.
What a busy week! My husband and I went to DFW for his appointment on Wednesday and stopped by the British Emporium. True geek, I got a TARDIS mug. When filled with hot liquid, the TARDIS vanishes from the street and reappears in space. On top of that, we got Kendal Mint Cake, one of my favorites from England, and what Ken calls real bacon.
I also managed to sneak in a lot of time with my shawl. I knit all the way to DFW, while we drove around, and then home. The problem I’ve run into is I’m out of yarn. What? Yep. I need more yarn! Since it’s Fisherman’s Wool, I’m not too worried about getting more. At least I don’t have to match dye lots.
Speaking of more yarn …
My knitting list has gone from nearly empty to booked solid until April. The friend who wanted the minion wants 3 more knits. I’m really excited about this! At least 2 of those will be knit toys. On top of that, mom loved the minion so much that she wants one for her birthday. She wants a French maid one based like from the sequel’s trailer. I’m not great with sewing yet, so I’m going to experiment with “afterthought” arms and legs. We’ll see how it goes! I’m sure there are better ways to do this, but I tend to learn the hard way.
How was your weekend?