I’m so excited about this! After a really long, quiet day at work, I was absolutely exhausted. When I got home, though, I saw a friendly little Knit Picks box on my doorstep. My new knitting toys had arrived!
After a really hectic last half of the week (hence the real slow-down on posts), I had the most relaxing weekend I’ve had in ages. With the rain falling steadily through Saturday and a little bit Sunday, it was so nice to just stay in and do nothing.
To go along with yesterday’s post about baby booties, my newest obsession, I wanted to share a tutorial I found on the Knit Pick’s website. Need a last minute baby shower present? This video will guide you through the steps to make little booty slippers for that new precious one. (They look so cozy!)
Well, I started the big decoration project, but I didn’t get too far. I forgot that back in high school, I hated when we made the paper mache pinatas in Spanish class. I hate that gooey glue feeling. I don’t know how exactly I forgot, but it definitely came up again as I started to make the yarn ball decorations.
I don’t know what it is, if it’s not liking the yarn as much as the Malabrigo or being proven that lace really is ugly at first, but I’m not loving this shawl as much as the yellow one. The cotton is soft and it’s not rope-like; I hesitate to blame the yarn at all, really. There’s just something I’m not loving. Oh, well. I signed on this long, I really can’t quit now.
I have not been able to leave my ball winder alone. Last night when I got in, the first thing I did was pull out a skein of KnitPicks Comfy and try the winder one more time. I am determined to get this thing right.
Yesterday was a long day. Not a bad day, mind you, just long. So, when I encountered a beautiful brown box on my front step at the house, I was extraordinarily pleased! My new knitting toys arrived!
I had an extremely productive weekend. That’s not to say I finished any of my WIPs, but I did get a lot of work done on a couple of them. Okay, mostly I got a lot done on my shawl, which I absolutely love.