This morning when I woke up I opened the curtain to a really gorgeous sight:
It couldn't help but make me eager to face the day!
Last Sunday I went to a felting workshop at my local craft store. It was really good fun, and a bit of hard work! I made a bag and handle--but more on that on Friday. While I was at the shop I couldn't help but have a browse, and I came away with two new balls of yarn. The first one:
|Colinette pure wool "sweet dreams"|
I want to use it to make myself an ear flap hat like I made the girls (minus the pom-poms I think). It was just too gorgeous to pass up, and it was in the clearance bin. Yay!
The second ball is something I don't normally do--a novelty yarn. It is called Tango by Woolcraft. The shop assistant was sitting knitting a scarf with it, and she had me at the ruffles. She assured me it was easy, "knit every row, skip the first hole." I nodded like I knew what she was talking about. Why I do this, I have no idea!
So I got it home and of course tore into it. I learned two things rather quickly:
1) I had no idea what I was doing
2) I wound it into a ball thinking I was clever after the last tangled wool fiasco, but alas I didn't pay attention to the fact that it was flat like a ribbon. So I actually twisted it all up as I wound it, and now I have to knit a bit, untwist, knit a bit more. Live and learn.
The solution to my 1st problem, was YouTube. How I used to live without the internet, I don't like to think about. The video I used is here. And it is, in fact, very simple. I just needed a bit of help to get going.
So that's what I've been up to. Here is where I'm hopping: