ring in the new...
it started with a little shopping spree on monday that took me to michaels. although i had no intention of purchasing yarn (they have crap yarn for the most part), i did. they really have some great clearance yarns if you are looking to make something like these. how cute are those trees over at craftymodster's blog? anjo was super creative! although it is after the big day, i bought the yarn below in hopes of making a couple for next year.
they also had a particular yarn that i had been eyeing (i know i said it was crap). but i never bought it because it was over $7 a ball. i just couldn't spend that kind of money on michael's yarn! but then it went on clearance for just over $2!
it is like a ribbon yarn, but kinda velvety in a non-shiny way. how is that for a description?
and finally i bought some yarn (i think it was called pooch!) that reminded me of sheepskin. kinda like the lining of ugg boots, but in no way natural and not nearly as soft. the ugg boots i covet but won't buy because jack on will & grace said they were so last year (and that wasn't even this season!). shallow i know. if i love them i should buy them. but i won't. i have a pair of ugg clogs that i wear constantly. i want to replace them with the boots...anyways! i am way off track, so here is my sheep scarf that i am just about to bind off.
doesn't it remind you of a sheepskin rug? for the love of novelty yarn, i don't know what has gotten into me!
whew, ok, so i actually put some quality yarn on the needles too. i had a fun little project that i had been wanting to knit for awhile. it is just now nearly complete. here is a teaser pic
man how i love the noro 95. mmm mmm good! i'll be finishing it up soon and post a pic of what it actually is!
i haven't mentioned this yet, i didn't want to jinx it, but back in september i found out that my job was going to become a full time telecommuting position. it looks like it is finally going to happen in the next couple weeks. i have my voip (like vonage, but a different brand) all set up. i am so ready! i can't tell you how lucky i feel! i will miss the social aspect of the daily office environment, but in NO WAY will i miss the commute.
also, i will be heading back to the dr. partly because the issues over the past 6 months are still not resolved but mainly because i have a problem with my knitting hand. it falls asleep from the knuckles up ALL THE TIME! especially when i am sleeping or knitting. ugh!! and there is a sharp pain on the right side if i actually write with a pen (odd, typing does not impact it much at all). so who knows. but i refuse to stop the knitting!
happy new year everyone, be safe! and if you are like seattle, it is yarn sale season!! yeah!