Hello!! I've been having a nice and relaxing few days. After I got over my cold last week my allergies hit full force, and I developed laryngitis. A tour guide that can't speak--I was pretty useless at work and had to stay home for a few days. I've been loving being home (not the no talking part, that bit is hard), and getting stuck into a bit of knitting.
I'm making progress on my Gemini but it is slow going since it is stockinette from here on out (ok, ok, until I get to the ribbing at the very end). Can we say, "boring?" Well, it is. Perfect for t.v. watching though, so that's nice.
Last week I got the yarn buying bug in a big way, and worked really hard to fight it down. Instead I cleaned out my yarn stash, and revisited some old favourites. Then I went looking for projects I could knit with mainly just one ball. That seems to be all my stash is, one ball left over from previous projects. All except for some homespun, and one ball that I won last year. It is gorgeous, and I wanted to find a pattern that would highlight the colours and show off the yarn. I think I've done it too, I'm knitting a dropped stitch infinity scarf.
I'm doing it a bit thinner than in the pattern, on 5.5mm needles. I used a provisional cast on so I can Kitchener it later on to make it circular. Aren't those colours just gorgeous? It is called Flower Ball, and is from Storied Yarns.
Lastly, I picked up an Amazon Kindle Daily Deal called Greyhound, by Steffan Piper. It is about a 12 year old boy travelling across the country on a Greyhound bus to go and live with his grandparents. His Mom is a lost cause (Mom's out there prepared to be horrified and offended by this woman). It is so well done, I'm loving every minute of it. The fact that it only cost $0.99 makes it that much better.
Take care and Happy Crafting!!