We survived 4th of July. I love fireworks when I don’t have to get up in the morning and don’t have a pet that freaks out. The show was impressive but with every single block in the valley shooting off some really expensive sounding fireworks, the place sounded like a war zone. This helped:
I’m doing a little Tour de Fleece on Ravelry. Work has been so busy and I’ve been so tired that I haven’t gotten to spin or knit as much as I would like.
Everyone has jumped on the self striping acrylic bandwagon. First I ran across Caron Cakes and I thought that was neat even though the yarn itself wasn’t soft like Caron Simply Soft. Fun colors.
Then came something from JoAnns that I may have purchased a few of because the colorway was called Butterscotch.
Again, the yarn isn’t amazing, but like the Caron Cakes, it’s a step up from RHSS and the colors are fun. What an easy way to whack out a granny square blanket and not have to change colors! The other day I learned about Bernat Pop, Caron Baby Cakes, and Lion Brand Mandala.
I haven’t found Bernat Pop in the store yet, but you can be sure I’ll grab some when I do because I just won’t be able to help myself.
I was helpless to resist Mandala at WalMart because it was just so soft and the Unicorn colorway was the tiniest bit sparkly. Sparkly. Unicorn. I’ve started this little blanket with it and I can’t wait to see how the pattern looks with color changing yarn.