Yesterday was Doily Dude’s birthday, so we all chipped in to get him a gift certificate to Cottage Yarns so that he’d be able to buy some GOOD STUFF for a change. When Kathryn heard that it was for Matthew and the amount, she kicked in some money, too, so that it would be a nice, even amount. Wow! Matthew was really happy about the gift.
Mrs. M’s scarf isn’t really Starbucks knitting, so last night I worked on a fisherman’s rib scarf I’m doing out of the rest of the Silver Thaw. Good thing I got more allergy pills, b/c without them the angora in that stuff drive me crazy, I’m telling you.
Met Bobcat at Cottage Yarns yesterday, and she bought a bunch of yarn for me to make her a couple of small shawls. She was only going to have me make one — to replace the original one I made her out of LB Homespun (shudder) — but she fell in love with two different yarns. Sooo, she ended up with some Cascade Jewel (color #9890) and some Debbie Bliss Donegal Aran Tweed (color #11). When we were done picking out her yarns, we had this conversation:
Well, aren’t you going to get anything for yourself?
No, are you kidding? Hubby would shoot me if I bought yarn right now!
Well, I’m going to pay you for making the second one.
Hmmm…How ’bout you pay me in yarn?
Yeah, that’s what I was planning to do.
Since I hadn’t been expecting to get anything for myself, I didn’t have anything particular in mind, so it took me a while to choose. I instinctively gravitated toward the Noro, but then I decided that I should get something I’ve never worked with before, something I wouldn’t normally buy for myself. This is how I ended up with the aforementioned two 100-gram hanks of Euroflax linen (color: sandalwood) and a beautiful ball of laceweight Malabrigo. I figured the linen would be good summer knitting on the boat, plus it would be a good summer-weight wrap. The Malabrigo is sooooo soft and yummy. (Color is Mariposa, but I don’t see it on their website.)
I worked on Shannon’s wristers this weekend. Really, I did! They seem really small to me, but I have big wrists, so I’m taking them to church tonight for her to try on and make sure they fit before I proceed. Plus…I’m terrified of the thumbs. There, I said it.
Lastly, I seem to have been getting fashion guidance from Thing One. When I drove to school this morning, I was wearing my nightgown with sweats thrown on over (the top) and under (the pants), plus my new knit cap and Hubby’s slippers (mine being in the dryer at the time). Ah, yes, I was a sight to behold. NO, I did NOT get out of the car.