Monday, November 9, 2009

The Yarnarian Dyes Pinks.



Yep, and tomorrow you'll get to see them. Blueish pinks, roseish pinks, brownish pinks, hot torrid pinks. I also dyed up half my sock club yarns, but no pics here. It's supposed to be a surprise. I like the color, even better than the one I used for the project.

We had a lovely weekend, doing not much of anything. I had a gift certificate from J Jill and coupons from Coldwater Creek, and they were burning holes in my pocket. So, off we went in search of a bit of clothing therapy. And I did very well, indeed. A black corduroy jacket at J Jill, with $29 left for the next purchase, and the most wonderful jacket and cotton ribbed turtle neck at CC. And it all cost Miss Mingy here very little indeed.

Yesterday we hung out. We were supposed to have a little party for the Mommie, but my poor niece got the flu and bronchitis, so we decided to postpone. The last thing that anyone needs is the flu, especially a 95 year old lady. We'll do it later on; she won't remember anyway, so it's all OK. BTW, I'm not picking on the Mommie when I talk about her in-and-out memory. It's just the way it is, and while I don't like it, and who would, she's quite safe and content and well-cared for. So, I just deal with it and trundle on. What would be a tragedy would be if she were still living alone. I suspect she would be gone by now.

Knitting news: 2 new projects, and nothing exciting to see on one of them, but I'll post anyhow. Here's the newest little shawlette, the Multnomah again, only I'm going to do a different lace on the bottom just for a change. I'm using my new Karen cashmere yarn and it is wonderful to knit on.



And here's the new sweater I started late last Thursday. It is really lovely yarn to work on, I suspect that holding its shape is not going to be a strong point here. It's rather drapey, but I think I can work that into the sweater design. The yarn is Solo Silk from Brooks Farm, and it is beyond delicious.




Did you notice that the wrong side is pretty in its own right? Not that I'm planning on using it but it is nice. A wonderful mindless pattern.

Yesterday was delightful in the upper 60's. We went off to Macculloch Hall in Morristown, but never made it inside. Wandered through the charming little garden, found 2 chairs in the sun and sat down and just breathed in the air. And then the guy behind the Hall, started to mow his lawn, so we left. But it was heaven on earth for those 20 minutes.

Blogiversary: It's coming up this week, so stay tuned while I figure out some sort of giveaway something or other.

Tomorrow: Picks of new yarns for sale. Think blush and hot flashes and such. tee hee.

itsJUSTme-wendy - The pattern is mindlessly easy. I'll post it another time. I have to work my butt off with this pattern for the sotm. It's driving me crazy!

Scrabblequeen - We'd still be there if that man hadn't wanted to mow his lawn. ;-)

Ruth in Ottawa - That's a new one on me too. Now what was I really trying to say? Hmm.

Kathy - thanks. Three years ago, if you had told me that I would be doing this, I would have laughed at you.

Shandy - I think that mochi would not do well with these shawls, something about the twist or colors perhaps? I like short colors on these garter stitch shawls, where the colors easily blend in with each other.

5 comments:

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Pretty, pretty! Can't wait!

Nice pattern, that zig zag one is. I do like it when the "flip side" is pretty too.

Ruth in Ottawa said...

"Drealy"? That's a new one on me...

Scrabblequeen said...

Just sitting and breathing in the garden for a few sounds delightful. No wonder you're "in the pink".

Kathy said...

THe shawlette is so simply beautiful. Congrats on the upcoming blogaversary

shandy said...

I'll be really interested to see how you adapt the lace on the Multnomah. I'm knitting one in Mini Mochi and not really liking the feather and fan.

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