So, blogging is so much more fun when I have something interesting to blog about. Or educational. Or pretty. Or silly and witty. Or if I am going along on the wool orgy of spending, spinning and knitting. BAAAH! I have none of those today, folks! So, just to let you know I am still here (and not at MDS$W, in case that's what you might have thought) I'll let you in on my works in progress. Oh! Stop Groaning! It isn't that bad! At least it is all new. And heck, next week when the MDS$Wers are back, you'll be one up on 'em. So there.
Believe it or not, I am participating in the ECalong. I even have proof!
But.....these sheep won't be at MDS$W.
My apparent lack of progress on the Retro Prep Cardi is mainly due to this and this. The two knit for hire projects that I currently have going. The first is in Karabella Yarns Aurora 8 (color #2). Too bad this color doesn't show true online. It is a gorgeous color-think a deep red wine. No wonder they call it Cabernet. And no photo can do the yarn justice. It knits into a springy, spongy fabric with excellent stitch definition. Almost too good. Take a closer look. It is super soft as well. See all those cables? My new skill-cable needle free cables-ain't workin' here folks! The stitches want to slide away and I was spending too much time trying to make it all work. It took me a bit, but I figured out that life is way too short! So, my lonely cable needles are pushed back into service. Here them cheering?
Next, to please you is Berroco Pleasure in all of it's plum-y, purple-y goodness. If you love really soft yarn (the angora and merino blend it a tactile pleasure) that knits on a size 10 needle, then you must check it out. I for one feel as though I am growing an angora bunny in my lap as I knit. You might say it sheds a tad.
Just to make it clear-I won't be working on either of these projects this weekend while on the ride to MDS$W.
Have I told you that I will not be at MDS$W this weekend? I am thinking we should have our own Pitty Party right here! Let's all share what we did this weekend to "drown our sorrows", so to speak, and not think about the wooly fun we are missing. So, shopping, knitting, stash enhancing, lounging, whatever.... leave a comment, email me, post to your blog-let's have our own celebration! MDS$W? We don't need no steenking MDS$W! (Sniff, sniff, hold on while I grab my Kleenex!)
Readers of this blog may know that I collect teapots. The news is, I also collect sheep (not the real live ones!) of many kinds. I even have two teapots with sheep right on them! I'll share some of my sheep stash in the days to come. So, since I won't be adding to that stash this weekend, I thought I'd give away some little sheepish fun to another sheep lover who didn't make it to "you know where." Just email me and tell me what spring-time event spawned the photo to left. All correct answers will go into a drawing for a little bit of sheepy something or other. This shouldn't be as difficult as my last game. Whew!
Before I hit "post", I just want to thank everybody for any comment or email you have sent me. I could never manage to reply to all of you, though I really do try! I do appreciate the time you take to say "hey!" And about my girls, they are pretty super, but it would be even better if I could get one of them to pick up after themselves, put a dish in the dishwasher, or (heaven forbid!) change the liner in the waste basket! Yep-they are normal. I'll let you know if that changes!
Check back here over the weekend. I'll warn you now, there won't be any updates from that place I wish I went to! Have a great weekend whether you are going (green with envy) or not!