Hello and Happy Friday! Let me tell you........ this going back to work is difficult! I've been feeling a bit under the weather and swamped with both work and home life, and I'm just not getting much knitting done. That said, my new job is fun, and I am already comfortable giving the distillery tour, so that's a bonus.
This is what I woke up to on Tuesday. Apparently Mother Nature didn't get the memo that I'm ready for spring!
Before I show you my FO, I wanted to tell you about my Loop Hole! This relates to my not buying more yarn, and trying to knit down my stash. Some of you will think I've caved, but I like to think of it as finding a way around the rules (even if they are my own rules). I've recently been selling off stuff on Ebay, and it occurred to me that I could use the profits in my Paypal account to buy some yarn, and it wouldn't really count as spending money in the bank. I like to think of Ebay as one big place to trade stuff around. I sold some of my girls old baby clothes (and a few other things), and used the money I made to buy the yarn and a pattern to knit them spring/summer cardigans. SCORE! So I don't feel guilty, they get something they need, and I get to have fun with a new pattern. I should even have enough money left over to get the Irish tweed wool I want for myself, but I'm not going to buy it until I have the time to knit it.
After admiring my Tappan Zee cardigan on several occasions, I asked the girls if they would like something similar. They said yes, so I went hunting on Ravelry. I found the Tanvi which has the same eyelets and diamonds, only more of them, making it super cute for wee girls. The girls picked out two very different 4ply yarns, so this should be an interesting experiment to see how two cardigans of the same pattern but with different yarns turns out. Stay tuned!!
For my FO this week, I've got the second Ramona tank top done (finally!). I didn't think I'd have it done in time, but after work yesterday I pushed myself to get the i-cord bind off done and get it sewn up. I finished just before I collapsed into bed. My models are both still asleep (at 8:50am, that's unheard of!), so I'll have to just show you a boring picture.