Hello, Weekend! How are you doing? It is so good to see you!
John and I are being very lazy. We had some, ahem, personal time, that has left us wanting to simply lounge around and watch tv. I think I may get some knitting done at some point, but I’m just as happy sitting here, doing nothing. Last night was busy. I had cooked a delicious pot roast in the slow cooker and had some friends over for dinner. It’s always a joy to have Brandon and Tory around. Not just because they both knit and love to eat my food, but they are great company. Very easy-going people, very laid back and down to earth. In addition to our regular crew of four, I finally was able to get Christopher to come over.
He’s one of my co-workers, and probably one of the few that I wouldn’t mind seeing outside of work. He’s a great guy; funny, talented, animated, and great to talk to about all things. I’ve been after him to come and hang out, since he’s always complaining he has no friends and no life. Our work schedules are just so opposite that to find one day, it just so happened that it was a day that he taken off (he’s been through a lot of personal shit lately and needed a vacation.)
After a full meal of pot roast and veggies, spinach and apples, asparagus, and hearty bread …. not to mention a few beers and even more pots of hot tea, it was 11pm and everyone decided to call it a night. I am glad that Christopher was able to make it, take time to relax, and just let loose. I really try to present my home as a place of relaxation and respite.
I’ve also been very busy on the knitting front! I wanted to take pictures yesterday, but the rain was casting impending doom on my plans.
Project : Alpaca Bed Socks
Pattern: Plain Jane
Yarn: Frog Tree Alpaca Handpaints Fingering in “Poppy”
Made for : ME!
I bought this yarn a couple years ago in Virginia Beach, when John and I went to attend the Neptune Wine Festival. This, I must say, is probably the most expensive yarn I’ve ever bought for what it is. Sock yarn – roughly 430 yards ….. $40. I know … wow, right? But I told myself at the time that is was okay to splurge on vacation, and I guess I still belive that. So, every time I would think about making a new pair of socks, I would pet this luxurious skein and think, maybe later. But, with winter comes cold feet, and I know that I won’t have that problem anymore!
Next up is a case of making the most of something. I bought two skeins of Cascade Bulky Superwash the other week and realized that I wasn’t going to knit what I had originally planned on making. So, not wanting to waste, I went hat ( and cowl) happy.
Yarn : Cascade 128 Superwash Chunky
Cowl – Lettuce Vine Cowl by Petra Johnson
Larger Hat – Classic Beanie by PolarKnit
Smaller Hat – Little Sprout Baby Hat by Paula Berman
So, I think that I certainly made the most out of those two skeins. It was a nice break from the larger, more demanding projects that I’ve been working on. There is just nothing like instant gratification knitting whilst working on a sweater and a shawl!