Sunday, May 22, 2016

A Sweater - Just in Time for Summer...

The Husband’s sweater is complete! 

I think he likes it.  He may, however, have had a mild heart attack when he figured out how much the yarn for it cost.  I was working through our financials yesterday when he saw it listed in our expenses.  I should have told him that the labor was a lot more expensive than the yarn. :o)

By the way, that picture on the wall behind him is a photo TH actually took himself at New Orleans' Audubon Zoo when we were there last year.  He got several really good shots that day, but this was a particular favorite so we had it printed on canvas and hung it.  

I found a great shortcut for blocking this thing.  Just so happened that our weather was fabulous over the weekend after I’d finished it and while it normally takes days, sometimes a week, for wet woolens to dry in the house, the Mississippi sun does the job in a fraction of the time.  

Of course, then it took better than a week to get TH to try it on and pose for pictures.  Whatever…

I also finished a baby blanket for a friend who’s expecting, but will keep that under wraps until it’s gifted, and I started a sweet little bit of something for my granddaughter who will be a year old next month.  Time flies.

This past week, I was thrilled to receive my first Jimmy Beans Wool Big Beanie Bag (not a paid endorsement).  I signed up for the neutral palette last month.  

Every knitter loves getting yarn in the mail and this is an affordable way to try out some yarns, make some cool accessories, and feed my yarn craving enough to keep me from buying huge piles of yarn when someone has a sale (a particular weakness of mine).  You get a pattern, yarn to make it, and some other goodies.  


PS - The cauliflower pizza crust I mentioned last time?  Yeah…not remotely close to the real thing.  O.o  I’ve decided when I need a pizza fix, I’ll eat celery all day until pizza time.  Real pizza is totally worth it.