Monday, November 10, 2014

Did Someone Say Yarn?

Well, Auntie Kate has had enough of us and has departed for her peaceful home, where no one forces her into decorating projects for children's rooms.  But before she left, she accomplished this:

Color is off again, but I never claimed to be a good photographer, you know?

The girls are thrilled, I'm thrilled, and Larry is also happy, but that is because he hasn't seen the VISA bill from the fabric store yet.  Ignorance is bliss.

In the meantime, there's been this:

Which, combined with a yarn sale, turned into this:

Apparently, restraint is not my strong suit.  See that Charisma yarn?  $1.50 a skein, after the coupon. It's a bulky yarn that knits up quickly into great hats, cowls, scarves, you name it. And it comes in a dozen awesome colorways.  Have I mentioned it was only $1.50?  How could I not fill my basket with it?

There are a couple of Sugar 'n Cream cottons thrown in there, because I keep getting this itch to knit a few dishcloths.  And then the baby yarn is needed for a top-down baby sweater I plan to knit for a neighbor. These projects would be in addition to the 3 pairs of socks and 2 pairs of fingerless mitts that I have on the needles right now.

I blame the cold weather, folks.  It brings out my inner crafter, who apparently believes that we live somewhere on the prairie during the 19th century (i.e., Before Target) and need many winter woolens to survive.  Past life experience intruding on present time? Or just a simple yarn addiction triggered by dropping temperatures?  You be the judge.  I'm too busy casting on to figure it out.


  1. Those curtains are truly amazing. I am in awe.

  2. Can she come to my house?

  3. I need an Auntie Kate... and someone to knit a reflective hat for the boy with a matching collar for the dog, so those two dark shapes don't get hit by a car at night.

  4. I've been waiting to see window treatment photos (but not in a creepy way) (well, maybe it's creepy, but I wanted to see just the same). Gorgeous!

  5. It's cold enough to wear long pants here today. What would you knit? lol

  6. Those curtains are cute! You sew? I'm jealous. many of your blog posts have I missed?? Trying to get caught up.

  7. That's lovely! And keep on knitting--say you're making up for me! I want to but have no time!