Before I forget – SP Question of the Week #12
What is your proudest knitting moment??
Lace work. When I finished Mom’s shawl last year, I knew that I could do it. Lace seems to be a real strong point for me.
And on the flip side? What is the one thing that you can’t get right? What is that one project that you’ve never been able to complete? Or that you did complete but then hid away instantly because it was too embarrassing?
Adult sweaters. I don’t know what it is, but every sweater I’ve started for myself it has turned into a miserable mess and has been frogged. I’m not giving up though. I WILL have a sweater for myself in the next two years! And one for John too … although his will probably come first. 🙂
Today was the type of day where I just wanted to stay in bed, read a good book, and nap. However, I had some things that had to get done today, so no sleeping in for me.
First off … ask me how stupid I am? Really … go ahead.
I am so stupid that I left my driver’s side car window half way down last night. It rained this morning, and quite heavily at times. I had to put a towel down and get some errands done, then put my jeans in the dryer when I picked up my Mom, and then put two more towels down. Yeah … one of those stupid moments.
But the day wasn’t all for not. I did have to drive to Cumberland, Maryland – through the rain and fog – to pick up my wedding dress. It has been fixed and it now fits!!! The seamstress was actually really nice to me today, but I think that is because the manager kept staring her down while I was there.
Then, well, actually before I picked up my dress, I went to Millicent’s Yarn store. I spent a bit of money, but hey – this was a bubble bursting mission, and my nerves were on end about my wedding dress. So I spent $112 on yarn today.
The brown at the top is Ironstone Yarns ‘Colorchanges’ in Earth, as well as a skein of Cascade 220 Heathers. The Ironstone is for John’s scarf and the Cascade for a semi-matching hat. The sock yarn on the side – Pagewood Farm Alyeska – was my splurge. It’s 80% Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon. I kept walking by it, and told myself that it was worth it, for having to drive over the mountain in the rain and fog for an extra trip to end the dress chaos. At the bottom are two skeins of Digit Heathers, for which I plan on making myself a pair of ‘Falling On Cedars’ fingerless mitts. I made a pair last year for Pay It Forward and loved the pattern so much that I just have to make myself a pair for winter. I also picked up a skein of posh wool/silk yarn for a swap pal, but I didn’t want to post it and ruin the surprise.
Tomorrow, I’ve got to go grocery shopping (in the rain – argh!), pin Corey’s suit for the wedding so Mom can fix it, and go with Karen to get the pants she’s wearing for the wedding altered. There’s a few other minor errands to run, but I think for the most part, tomorrow is going to be a lazy day!
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