Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2015

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. For those of us who are dealing with any kind of stress this Thanksgiving, I offer this wonderful guided meditation to help you deal with it with humor. Warning, it contains adult language so don't share with the kiddy table, but it's a great mantra for when things are stressful or hard. Namaste.

I'm also setting the blog up on Bloglovin' which means I have to add the following:

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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, or just a good Thursday if you're not in the US.

Falling Bobbles

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

I love the Purl Bee and Purl Soho. On my last trip to New York I went out of my way to make a pilgrimage to the store, and if I didn’t have my son with me I would have stayed for hours. I love their aesthetic of simple, sophisticated patterns that are created out of beautiful materials, and if I ever win the lottery, I will be buying the $780 kit to crochet Bear’s Rainbow Blanket knit from Koigu Yarn, even though I rarely crochet.  Unfortunately, I have not won the lottery, so while I have knit several Purl Soho patterns, I have not often made them with their suggested yarn, much as I would love to.

Their latest pattern, Falling Bobbles, is a perfect example of their aesthetic. Simple, luscious, and pretty easy to knit. I really wanted to make it, but their suggested yarn requires  9 skeins at $24.50 each plus shipping. So, I ordered my go-to home dec bulky yarn, Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick,  and ordered 9 skeins on sale for $40 including shipping. It’s soft and wonderful, plus it’s washable.

I’m debating who to give it to. I have two lovely elderly ladies in my life, my dad’s sister and my mother-in-law.  It depends on how long it takes me to knit, and if I feel I can finish Meta in time.

Pre-Thanksgiving Special!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Just in time for Holiday knitting, I'm running a special at my Ravelry store. Buy any two of my cowl patterns and get the third FREE! Use the coupon code 2FER at checkout. 

Melody's Cowl

Mossy Rib Cowl

Checkered Moebius