On the Needles – Friday the 13TH!

Trust me – it has been a “Friday the 13th” in my world today.  So glad it’s the weekend.  It’s been a busy, busy , busy week and my poor brain feels burnt out and needs to sit on the couch and vegetate to old movies and knit.   It may need to knit on the ruffled scarf I’m working on rather than Dreambird because it’s much more mindless.  Or I may need to pick back up that sock I’m supposed to be finishing.

Anyway, there is new yarn to show which arrived earlier this week.  Poppy, that’s the color of that bright and stunning yarn on the right and it’s hard to believe those two skinny light hanks of lace yarn will make this lovely shawl .  The yarn is the same kind as called for the pattern — silk/mohair blend.  Those blues to the left — they just seemed to hop in to my cart – I have no idea how they got there!  I think there was an evil little loopy at work.    I particularly love the blue and yellow mixed ones — they seem to be the opposites of each other sort of — one more blue  and the other more yellow.

blues coral


I did a separate post for the separate Dreambird link up to Judy with my progress on my shawl there.    It’s looking great.



After much searching of patterns and searching of yarns for the Loopy Ewe Fourth Quarter Challenge on Wednesday night, I finally decided with some gentle prodding from that troublemaker Judy to do Juneberry Triangle Shawl.  Judy and I were emailing back and forth about what projects we were contemplating and when  I said I wasn’t sure I wanted to think that hard — she emailed me some gorgeous ones from the project files to convince me. 🙂  So Monday my yarn, Three Irish Girls (which I love) in this lovely Cognac color should be waiting for me at the office so I can get started.  Of course you know that if I hit a snag in making it I will be blaming it all on… you guessed it …. that darn Judy! LOL  But I have been looking at that pattern for quite some time sitting in my Ravelry library because I just love all the texture in it.

I also got my flexible blocking wires this week. I’d show them to you but I keep forgetting to bring them home!! Speaking of forgetting – I had said I’d get the mouse pads out  this week to the last couple of winners from the giveaways — they did make it to the office, but I was to busy to remember to ship them out so they’ll be headed out next week.

Enjoy your weekend — I must go collapse into a chair now with one of these

edys which I remembered to pick up at the grocery store tonight so my supply is replenished!  I was not so lucky with the replenishing of my favorite yogurt.  First I have to say I really don’t like yogurt.  It’s healthy, it’s lo cal and lo fat, but every kind I’ve tried has that sour icky aftertaste.  And I especially hate it with that fruit goop in the bottom you have to stir in.  Ick. But I finally found one that wasn’t too bad once I doctored it — my remedy to the sour icky aftertaste — stir in a good sized tablespoon of low fat Coolwhip.  It lightens up the yogurt and I don’t hate it then and I finally found a brand/flavor I loved  – Lite and Fit Pineapple Coconut.  YUMMMMMM.   Yogurt I would actually buy and not just let sit in my fridge until past the expiration date and have to toss out.  But horror or horrors the store where I shop revamped and replaced my flavor with some other flavor. How rude!  So I was forced to buy pineapple and coconut frozen fruit bars instead — hey I like that idea! LOL


7 comments on “On the Needles – Friday the 13TH!

  1. That Judy is a troublemaker! I have been on “no-buy” and she said I was crazy not to buy yarn for the 4th Qtr Challenge! Love your new yarns and can’t wait to see your Juneberry.

  2. Oh I know what you mean about yogurt… but after age 50 one needs more calcuim… so i’m trying to increase my milk. But only cookies seem to go w that snack! NOT a good plan for my waistline!
    I did find one I like, it’s Kroger brand, CARBmasters it’s low fat w more protein, low carb too. I like to get the vanilla, and have it over my OWN fruit. I cute some up like a peach, and pour it over it. then I often just add a little cereal (1/4) cup to give it a little crunch to my bedtime snack.
    Still I love my ice cream bars too. I haven’t tried the ones you have shown yet.

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