Thai Silk, Lemongrass, and Sea Mist - ooh, my bathroom and kitchen smell so good now!
Not only do they smell wonderful, but I couldn't get over how soft my hands felt after using the soap! Her website is Savonology.com - these would make nice stocking stuffers or holiday gifts, especially paired with a handknit washcloth...hmmm, wonder if I can add that to my knitting projects in time for Christmas?
Speaking of Christmas, and the holidays in general, I've issued myself a "no candy 'til North Carolina" edict - Jeff and I bought a six-pack of Toblerone bars at Sam's Club last month "for the children" (HAHAHA famous last words), and let's just say that the children are gonna go hungry. Neither of us have any control when it comes to delicious Swiss chocolate, apparently. I'll be released from this challenge in time for Christmas, so I think I'll survive until then.
File this under SERIOUSLY??? I was excited to discover that Ikea now makes a drawer unit for my desk that includes a drawer for hanging files! My files are in two boxes in my closet - not the easiest way to access them, much less keep up with filing stuff. I bought the unit, took it home, assembled it, and ordered some cute teal hanging files from Amazon, which arrived Wednesday. Guess what? They don't fit. WHAT.THE.HECK.
I mean, REALLY. Do hanging file folders come in a special Swedish size??
It's pretty nice looking...just wish it actually held the files properly!
I finished a couple of knitting projects! First up is my Dammit Hat for my cousin's husband, who is dealing with a cancer diagnosis and treatment:
Pattern is Four to One Beanie, yarn is Madelinetosh DK, colorway is Worn Denim. The hat is super warm and soft and squishy and I hope he will like wearing it. I can't cure cancer, but at least I can help keep the patient warm with a handmade hat.
I also made a hat for myself, to wear while I'm spectating the BCS half marathon next week. I saw this pattern on Ravelry, loved it, and even better, realized that my stash held the exact same yarn they used, which was a nice bonus:
Pattern is Hibernate, yarn is Malabrigo Chunky, colorway is Buscando Azul. One skein makes the hat and pompom! I haven't attached the pompom permanently because if I wear it with my rain jacket, I want to be able to put on my hood and not have a huge bump from the pompom, so I've got this on with a safety pin. Seems to work - I might keep it that way...two versions of one hat!
I'm also knitting on some socks - hopefully I'll have a pair or two completed by next Friday.
Have a great weekend!
Have a great weekend!