For a bit of backstory, Andrea and I met at Ewe Knit (this place is like a very courteous crack den) and spent 2 hours looking at yarn and cotton lawn (which they LYS has just started to sell at a very reasonable price) and drinking coffee (really good, made on site and provided gratis, for us!) and talking together and with Claudia (the owner of Ewe Knit). It was about the best way to spend a dull, grey yuckball morning that ever there was.
I knew what I was after and I stuck with the program:
- Yarn to make M a scarf (she never wants knitted objects from me but the Madeline Tosh Lolita sucked her in)...
- Double pointed needles for gloves I'll be making for Scott (Gail, you won me over...)
- Cotton fabric to make a new yoga bolster cover and eye pillow cover. The bolster cover I have now, which came with the bolster, is 25 years old and it was hideous from the get go. Gotta wonder what took me so long to do something about this given all the quality time I spend with that thing.
Here's a pic of the scarf I will make for M:
|Striped Up Scarf and photo by Jacinta Grant|
|Madeline Tosh Tern (Gray), Lolita (red), Candlewick (Yellow)|
This isn't a colourway I'd choose, but I think it will be very nice for M. And this kid better wear the thing cuz the yarn is 21 bucks a skein, before tax.
My other fun purchase was a yard of this:
I think this will be a cheery upgrade to the "burgundy" cover I've used since the beginning of time. And the matching eye pillow cover will be an alternative to one that my sister made me for Xmas last year. (Finally, I can wash it!)
One yard of 44" wide fabric, at the cost of $12.00 will get me both of these. I'm not working from patterns. Just copying the construction of the former covers. I don't need to reinvent the wheel.
So, thoughts or feelings? What do you think?? Let's talk.