It is rainy, cold, and dreary here which is perfect knitting weather. I hope to get a little done this evening after my Ibuprofen kick in....major headache!! But there is lots of kitty napping going on and this is the only time Ainsley is sweet...when she is sleeping :)
Vegancraftastic has a very cool "knitmare knitting bag" that I love! Skeletons and skulls get me every time :)
Millykins has a precious knitted cap that needs to come home with me! I'm really enjoying knitting hats these days. Probably because they are fairly quick and I am so slow, so that means not too long on my needles.
cowgirlknitz has some gorgeous yarn here...one of each please.
My March swap pal in the Ravelry Stitch Marker swap group sent me a package, yeah! (It means a lot, since my February package has not shown up...very sad) So I received 5 lovely stitch markers in the green theme, which will start to be used tonight!
And this gorgeous worsted yarn! I love this stuff. It is Araucania (I think that is spelled correctly, maybe...not sure...too lazy to go look it up).
Thank you swap pal, who is nameless at this time and I must go onto Ravelry to find you and thank you!
I started this afternoon off with a mani-pedi (Christmas gift certificate in March...I'm slow). Sparkly red toes and baby pink fingers. I don't have nails, part of my job...no long nails.
Getting ready to mail out my March stitch marker package. Here are the stitch markers I made and I will be adding a tissue pouch (cupcake fabric), oversized nail file (really cute, candy print), HUGE dark chocolate bar, notepad, and a beaded keychain. Fun stuff! The theme is green.
The bummer about swaps....my February swap partner stiffed me :( I sent her a cool package and she never sent mine. Why do people do that?????
Now on to what I have accomplished in knitting the past few weeks. I am trying to get more done on the cap sleeve cardigan vest and I have just finished the decreases and getting ready in a minute to start the increases....
You can't really see them, but these are the 4 decrease areas.
The front band...I adore moss stitch. Don't you?
And the full view of this wonderful pattern. Truly love this and it really isn't a bad knit, I'm just slow.
KnitterBag has adorable Lucky Sheep project bags on Etsy. I love bags and always need a new project bag...adding to the bday list now! GirlGoneLoop has a beautiful spring green/blue/yellow yarn that would make yummy socks! Cowgirlknits has a page full of gorgeous yarn, I want every color she has!See, beautiful colors over there... FeltstudioUK , need I say a thing???? This is just so luscious...I have never spun Wensleydale, but want to now! Hollyeqq has my favorite crazy batt of the day. It reminds me of fruit, like a big smoothie! Grigiodesign has my absolute fave for today....I'm a sucker for a skull! :)
Cat napping on dog pillows is happening. Bold cat to nap beside the bone!
I haven't made much progress knitting, because I am preoccupied with my baby brother leaving....he joined the Army and is leaving today.
I am sad. Not that he joined, but that I will not see him. That makes me very sad. I am so proud of him! I love him dearly! I want him to be safe and happy! I just don't want him to go, I am selfish that way.
So I have been preoccupied about it, more so than I thought. He is my baby brother, so I worry (I'm 13 years older than him)...that is my job.
He has been in dessert school for a long time and had 2 extensions on when he was to leave, due to the deaths of my grandfather and my uncle. Today he officially leaves :(