April 13, 2009
Normally, I love rainy Mondays. (Well, rainy ANYdays, but especially rainy Mondays.) Today, the kids are driving back up to school and I’m not so happy that it’s a rainy day while they’ll be driving. The good news is that I still get them home for a few more hours, and I’m making the most of that time by baking some cookies to send back with them and hanging out for a few more hours. Luckily, the Elves are here at Loopy packing up all of those weekend orders for you, even though I’m playing hooky.
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! It was beautiful here on Saturday and Sunday and we had a nice weekend. Here’s a photo of our colored eggs. The bad news? After I set these out to take a photo, I forgot to put them back in the fridge and so they sat out all night. 18 eggs down the drain. FPS. I think I have too many things on my brain these days.
We have more great stuff going up in the shop this week. (I’ll come back in to Loopy and work on that later this afternoon and evening, after the cookies are baked and packed and the College Kids sent back northward.) Watch for: Malabrigo Lace and Worsted, Fleece Artist Trail Socks, more new colors of Cherry Tree Hill Semi-Solids, Opal Cotton, and a special shipment from Fleece Artist, “Sea Three”. This base is 70% silk and 30% seacell in a worsted weight. 245 yds./150 gr. Gorgeous!
I did knit this weekend. I thought I’d do my Challenge Socks, but all I did was the toe. Then I made the mistake of starting in on a second project (“just to get it started”) and it kept me captivated. I’m making it out of this yarn and I’m practicing my chart-reading skills. Any guesses as to what I’m making? (Sharon and Claire – you can’t guess, because I already told you both!!) Hopefully I’ll make some progress on my Challenge Socks this week. That is, if I can set this other project down for an evening or two…..