Sunday, February 4, 2018

Very Quiet Weekend


It's been an extra-quiet weekend here. A few inches of snow plus sub-zero temperatures have made it a lovely weekend to hunker down.

Few things are cozier than knitting on such a weekend. As part of my stash-busting efforts, I've been working on a second Tchaikovsky Hat. The yarn is a merino-silk blend so the hat will be super soft and comfortable. This skein languished in my stash for at least a decade.
The hat design is from my current knitting crush -- Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade -- and I'm excited to say that I finished my Vintage Fairy Lights socks on time! A number of you have asked what this yummy yarn is. The dyer is Casual Fashion Queen and the colorway is Bohemia
I'm awaiting tomorrow's release of the first pattern in the Secret Sock Society, a Curious Handmade project. Helen will be releasing a new sock pattern every two months. As she points out, this means knitting just one sock a month. I should be able to keep up with that! Today is the last chance to join at the early bird price. You can join up at this link.

Yesterday, before the snow and plunging temperatures, I did get to Barnes & Noble to pick up a gift and do a quick sketch. Not my best, but then, the whole point is to practice.
I'm sure I'll get more knitting done tonight while Keith watches the Super Bowl. I will never understand why anyone likes to watch sports! I'll be snuggled up in my craft room, listening to an audiobook and sipping on yet another cup of tea.

15 comments:

  1. Wow--it is over 60 degrees here today so I can't imagine your temps! I raked leaves off the patio! I love that yarn (and am of bohemian descent) and have been eyeing that pattern too (I think I can reverse engineer it though). BUT! I bought this book today on Amazon and thought you'd enjoy it too: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1588346218/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=mymome0f-20&linkId=245fea976aba0ef612c532230bb01fec

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  2. And just to disclose--not a spam link! It is a link to a book that is a reprint of an 1814 book about the nomenclature of color!

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  3. I had to go check out those watercolors and they ARE adorable! I love little watercolor sets even though I rarely use them-having no talent in that area whatsoever. That doesn't stop me from wanting them though.

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  4. Snow storms are great for knitting and baking. Your knits are wonderful: I love the color and texture of the hat.

    I'm not a sports fan and will also be listening to an audio book while knitting.

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  5. Sports are LIFE!!!! LOL

    I love the color you chose for your hat.

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  6. I always love your color palettes. They just exude "happy!"

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  7. Vintage Fairy Light socks are so cute! Enjoy hunkering down :)

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  8. The hat is very pretty-the Merino softness is showing!
    You did a great job on the painting book store visit! I loved reading the page, too! You sure have a knack! (talent extraordinaire!)

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  9. Your sketches always make me smile - I love them. Your socks turned out great and the hat is gorgeous.


    I didn't watch the game, but am happy with the outcome since my office is now closed today thanks to the Eagles win!!

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  10. Congrats on finishing you socks! Hope you stay warm and please, tell us more about that coffee cup.

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  11. Love those socks and the hat! Your Sock Society sounds tempting, but I'm resisting because I'm up to my eyeballs in unfinished socks. Sigh.Stay warm; our Chicago daughter says it's COLD there also.

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  12. I would love my 'art' be as good as not your best, lol. Love your socks!! I finished a pair and am ready to knit a cowl for me, yay!

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  13. Tea and knitting ... fantastic!

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  14. Socks and hat are gorgeous, I too am loving everything Helen does right now and joined the sock society. Can't wait to finish a test knit so I can start on them!

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