Saturday, April 26, 2014

Good News All Around!

It’s a lazy, partly cloudy Saturday here in Coastal Mississippi and the temperatures are finally behaving they way they should for this time of year.  We’re to reach a balmy 80 degrees this afternoon and I couldn’t be more thankful.  The winter clothing is tucked away and my summer things are out and in use.  I have big plans for doing very little today and I’ve put on my grungiest “don’t-even-think-about-asking-me-to-go-anywhere-unless-you’re-buying-me-food” clothes that communicate the theme of the day to The Husband.  

I have lots of good news to share, so let’s get started:

  • It is Saturday and I have no headache. See my last post on why this is a big deal.

  • There is actually some grass growing in the vast wasteland that is our un-sodded yard!  See this post to see why this is a big deal. Here’s proof:

We're getting there!

  • I finished my Wyeth except for blocking which will happen as soon as my scented wool wash gets here.  Pictures to come after said blocking.

The other sock is still drying.  Don't ask.
The pic is lousy too but I'm too lazy to retake one.
*See the opening paragraph.

  • On the non-selfish knitting front, someone in my family is getting something yummy made from a skein of Cascade Yarns Eco Duo, color Storm.  Even though I’m not keeping this item, have you ever felt this yarn??  Seriously.  I get happy just thinking about it’s awesome squishy-ness.

  • Finally, later today I am planning to release my long-time-coming sock pattern!  I actually took the day off work yesterday and spent a good deal of time working on the final editing and managed to get some decent photos of my test socks.  Woo hoo!!

How about you?  Give me some good news from your end!




  1. I'm glad to hear your headache has vanished, and that you have some grass coming up. I've thought about knitting Nutkin. I love the colourway you used for them. And that Stroll yarn is very pretty. I haven't looked at the Knit Picks site for ages. I think I'll pop over and see what new things they have.

    1. My favorite sock yarn so far is Madelinetosh Tosh Sock, but Knit Picks does have some beautiful colors and they are less expensive. I don't usually go in for highly variegated yarns but couldn't resist the coffee shop mix of colors!

  2. Thank goodness your headache subsided. I'm jealous of the temperatures you're experiencing. We have terrible weather at the moment. Cold. Rainy. You'd think it was fall in the Pacific Northwest, but no. We'd better get some green grass and a lot of blossoms for suffering through it.

    1. Here's wishing tons of spring lovelies your way!


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