Lots to share…
I took advantage of a Webs Facebook deal of the day a couple of weeks ago and stocked up on my favorite Valley Yarns Superwash in some basic colors — just $4 a ball!
I also purchased some Quince & Co. yarns, Osprey and Lark, to see what all the fuss is about and to get a look at some colorways in real life:
Still recovering from the sting of my Campbell fail, I’m slowly but surely getting the bug to knit a sweater and Osprey and Lark are good, affordable candidates for some of the patterns I am eying.
I also won a blog contest!!! I have been a longtime fan of Michele at PDX Knitterati and she sent along these goodies (along with an electronic version of her awesome Infinity Entrelac pattern, not pictured):
Um, yeah. Those are COCONUT M&M’s. Michele and I have never met in real life but she obviously knows me very well. Thank you! The yarn is Knit Picks Chroma in the fingering weight. I enjoyed the worsted weight for a recent scarf I made so I’m excited to try the fingering weight at some point.
Meanwhile, I have been knitting. I finished the hat from the leftovers of my leftovers granny square baby blanket:
I’m not going to gift it along with the blanket as I originally planned because it doesn’t quite “go” together as well as I thought it would. But it’ll be a fine item for the next craft fair. It’s never too early to create stock for that.
You can see, it didn’t quite turn out the way the pattern model looks – I think I misjudged the eye placement and then that threw off all the rest of the proportions. But who cares? It’s cute all the same!
Phew! I think that’s it from here! I’ll leave you with a final photo — happy Valentine’s week!