This week got away from me, and I found myself with no time to post! Such is my life… So, while I try to keep my posts more thematic, tonight you get a hodge-podge.
First off, Debi asked to see all the yarn I bought recently. I’m happy to oblige! I went yarn shopping with my mom last Saturday and bought some Malabrigo Worsted in Pearl (1 skein to knit a gift and 1 skein to stash), Spud & Chloe Fine in Sidewalk (which was supposed to be for gift-knitting, but I wasn’t happy with the way that project was working up for this specific recipient), and a skein of Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Crazy in blues/greens on impulse to make a scarf they had on display by the register. Sneaky yarnie people!
On Monday I took advantage of Knit Picks’ Cyber Monday sale and bought 2 skeins each of Felici in Aquarium and Rainbow, a skein of Chroma Fingering in Pool Party, and 2 skeins of Gloss DK in Parsley.
THEN on Wednesday I received 2 skeins of Dream in Color Smooshy in Green Lantern as payment for crocheting a scarf for a friend.
Here are pictures of all my goodies!
Today I made another trip to Sugar Land Yarn Company and bought two skeins of Mirasol Ushya in…hmmmm….I don’t know the color way, but it’s a very dark gray. I’m using this instead of the Spud & Chloe for my friend’s gift.
This week has been a weird crafting week. I started a scarf and the new needles I had bought for this project broke, so I had to wait until I freed up my size 7s before I could continue. Once I did continue, I decided I wasn’t happy with it, so I frogged it. That Spud & Chloe will be much happier as another project! I also started a hat for another gift, but could only knit so far before I had to stop until my Knit Picks order arrived, since I couldn’t find the right size circular needle while out shopping over the weekend. That order arrived yesterday, so I’m back to working on that project.
As I mentioned, I freed up a set of needles. That finished project was my Dancing Batty shawl. It’s lovely! You can’t tell from the picture, but it’s a beautiful shade of blue.
I started another hat yesterday, but I can’t say too much about it, in case the recipient is reading. I’ll post a picture once it’s gifted.
Last, but not least, tonight I crocheted an ornament for an ornament exchange at the yarn group that meets at the library tomorrow. Nothing special, just a quick and easy ball using scrap yarn.
On the baking front, I baked the Barefoot Contessa’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake for a friend, which I served to some knitting friends Friday night. Today I made Cherry-Almond Triangles from the Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook. I’ve found the recipes out of here just so-so, so far, but despite my wariness, these actually turned out really good! Jimmy says they taste like marzipan. The bottom crust was just flour, butter, and powdered sugar, but it was so good! Very light and flaky. Here’s a picture, but it doesn’t do the bars justice.
Until next time! I’m off to try to finish reading Game of Thrones! Only 40 more pages, but I doubt I’ll make it tonight…