Mod Beanie – Jess, don’t show this to Tim. Not that it looks like much here, but it is done, and it’s nicer in real life. You can tell him he better like it. Black yarn = blind knitter. Used a ball and a half of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran and modified it to be 5 inches instead of 6 before the increases because I didn’t want it to hang down into his eyes.
Dan’s Wallaby. Stay tuned for a modeled shot after Christmas – I really didn’t want to torture the kid by making him try it on AGAIN, and take it off so I can gift it to him for the holiday. So not fair. Jessi – this photo is for you, bad as it is. Yarn is Cascade 220 in a really, really, really dark blue. Really.
The Beginning of the Twinings Stole…….so. much. Fun. I’m loving this Yarn – Fearless Fibers in Notorious colorway, which has amazing subtle changes in color that this photo just doesn’t do justice to. Love this pattern. I’ve gotten three repeats done already and really have only been 24 hours into it. It’s just a well written, interesting knit and I’m so happy I started it. Keeps the mind occupied but not too terribly so.
It was a tough, heartwrenching week. Thanks for all the kind words of support and sympathy – they really do mean a lot and work wonders. My heart breaks for my friends family, but they are terrifically strong and have an amazing, loving relationship. I’m awed and priviledged to be a small part of it.
Yesterday was Knitting group – it was fun. Just what I needed. Jeanne picked me up beforehand and we headed to Kraemers for a looky loo and some stealth yarn purchasing (more smooshy, I cannot help it). Then my good friend treated me to a wonderful burger at Red Robin. Man, that was good. We headed over to knit group a titch early, but the time just flew by. I cannot say enough how wonderful I think this group, this “posse” as one of the girls calls us – is. Before I knew it, it was after 4 and Jeanne was dropping me back home. Thanks again, Jeanne – it really was just what I needed!
There is a stew in the crockpot, the day is dark and dreary – perfect for stew. I may make some cornbread to go with. I’m fiddling around with a new Nikon D80 (Jess, don’t tell Tim that either – I’m handing over the Canon to him when he gets home if I can figure out this new one! he he!) and tearing my overloaded brain away to do another repeat on Twinings.