Sprinkling this on my yogurt/fruit/granola breakfast combos makes me think it's autumn, even though our temperatures beg to differ.
Now, if I could only remember to switch out my mascara as often as they recommend...
Not a lot of excitement over here this week, unless you count knit-a-palooza. Yes, I've been a knitting fool lately. I have several projects going, and I still haven't started my sock, which is the learning project for my (MY) knitting guild this fall. Here's what I'm working on:
Another windmill bag - these are fun gifts to knit.
Another baby hat. I had a little trouble remembering how to do the magic loop correctly once I cast on, so I had to wait until last night to get some help with it. I'm a little further along than the picture shows now...
Because this baby looked so cute in the first hat, she needs another:
Baby Helen - what a doll!!!
I have to say, the appeal of knitting baby things is that not only the end result is super cute because it's so tiny, but when you put it on a baby? Cuteness overload!!!
So these baby hats. When I was at the yarn store in Navasota last Saturday, the owner showed me this book, and I had to order it - so many great patterns and ideas, plus the author does a great job of showing how to knit...believe me, I still get muddled, and it's great to see pictures and a description of what I should be doing.
I have so much leftover yarn from projects, and these tiny hats don't need a whole lot, so I'm thinking I can make some really fun hats for the special babies in my life!
I'm also working on my Christmas gift project. It uses three strands of yarn, held together, on large needles, and is hard on the hands, so I limit myself to knitting one stripe (12 rows) per day. It's coming together nicely!
Close up of the design; I don't want to show the whole thing and ruin the surprise on Christmas morning. I have to say, knitting in all one color, and such a basic color at that, isn't boring me to death like I thought it would; the interesting pattern really shows up this way. Score one for moderation? LOL!
Oh, and here's my set-up for corralling the spools of yarn, thanks to Debby's suggestion of using a large bowl. This is a drink tub, and it's working great:
All of the animals like to come over and smell the yarn - good thing these gifts are for understanding, pet-loving family members!
Last night my knitting guild had a little social knit. We met up at a local bookstore and knitted and chatted away...it was great to get to know some of the ladies better, and, of course, get some help on my magic loop memory loss hat. This is exactly what I was hoping to find with this guild - love my knitting ladies!
Tomorrow we are supposed to run 9 miles. Right now the weather forecast is for rain - which, while not pleasant, is doable. However, there might also be some thunder and lightening, and that makes the run a no go. I sure hope the rain holds off - we have our run, and then there's a big home football game later in the morning. Do you think the weather will be reasonable and accommodate everyone? We'll see...we may have to run on Sunday morning.
Have a great weekend!