There's more than the goals to talk about today. This is going to be long and picture heavy. Sorry 'bout that!
Friday was the mail day to end all mail days. I received 3 (!) sock club packages and the new Interweave Knits. What a great way to start the weekend.
First, the Sunshine Sock Club
The yarn is called Airy. And the pattern looks like cloud wisps! Dani does a great job of changing up her colorways. Such a pretty blue.
Next, the Petals Collection
from Sundara Yarn.
It's called Dahlia and the color is amazing. I got a splotch of yellow in my skein to break up the orangey-red. I just love it. And isn't it cool how it looks just like the picture of the flower. Sundara certainly has a gift when it comes to color.
The first installment of the Yarntini Sock Club
, which is run through Pure Knits
, really delivered. At first I balked at the price of this club but this package was so fun to open. It never seemed to end!
The yarn is self striping in the Pure Breeze color. I love the two shades of blue playing off of each other. There's a project pouch from Misocrafty
in the great Amy Butler
fabric, stitch markers from Sarkasmo
, SOAK wash in the aquae scent, lip gloss, and Lucy Neatby's book Cool Socks, Warm Feet
. Now, I know this is the intro package and it has more swag than the next ones will. But what a way to start out.
The only problem I'm having is which yarn to cast on next!
And, I'm allowed to cast on because I have an FO! The Moorish Lattice Socks are finito!
Yes, my feet really are that big!Pattern:
Moorish Lattice Socks from Sensational Knitted Socks
. This book never lets me down. I've made 2 or 3 pair from here and they always fit perfectly.Yarn:
Fleece Artist Merino Sock- Blue Lagoon from The Loopy Ewe
. Seriously, Sheri is the best. If you haven't bought yarn from here go now!
Addi Bamboo DPN's in US#1Mods:
I couldn't do as many toe decreases as the pattern calls for because I was running out of yarn. But the socks fit just fine. So that wasn't a huge issue.
I love this yarn. The Fleece Artist is so soft and the colors melt together so well. I did notice that one sock is a lot greener and the other is more blue. But, since it's all one ball of yarn, I think it's the way the colors landed in the pattern. These might be my favorite socks so far!
OK- on to goals...
1. Knit from My Stash- I've been thinking about this. And since we all know I'll be more or less broke for the next year, I'm restarting the yarn diet when I start school. I've been basically ignoring the fact that I'm not supposed to be buying yarn that this goal has become almost a joke. So on May 29 there will be a new yarn diet with new rules pertaining to completion of school goals. Sound good? Good. Because I have one more skein of Yarntini headed my way and I don't want to be a cheater already.
2. Grad School- Classes start May 29.
3. Thin for Thirty- Again, I think this being broke thing is going to help. And not breaking up my workday with lots of snacks. I'm up to 32.6 on my Runagogo mileage. So I'm good on the exercise part. Just not the healthy eating part. Although, I did buy a Menu-Mailer from Saving Dinner.com
. I think we might have a better chance of not living on cheese quesadillas if I get food prepared ahead of time. Big thank you to Miss Violet
for the link to that one. Now I just have to go out and get all the stuff and assemble it. Maybe next weekend...
BTW- did you know Lime & Violet opened their own shop
? Go over and get registered. The first update will be tomorrow.
4. Save Money- I'm good. YAY!
Last but not least, Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband! We were married 1 year ago today in San Francisco. I love you very much. We celebrated last night by going to a fancy restaurant
to which my wonderful co-workers gave us a gift certificate as a wedding gift. The food was wonderful. The wine was very tasty. And the company was one in a million.
Labels: FO, Goals, Petals Collection, Stash, Sunshine Yarn Club, Wedding, Yarntini Sock Club