I did manage to ignore that Cornucopia yarn that I showed in the last blog post — it did not make me cast it on for a new cowl. After all – it was all the way in the sewing room and why get up to go get it when there’s a perfectly lovely ball of yarn sitting on the couch right next to me!:-)
Yes, I did cast on a second cowl – another DaVinci Cowl but this time I will keep my yarn pooling correctly. I love the dark colors in this yarn. I have several favorite yarns and this is one of my favorites for making socks — String Theory Caper Sock. I can tell just by feeling (and looking at the gorgeous colors) which of my socks are made from this yarn. it’s wool with a bit of cashmere and nylon in it so holds up well and has a nice soft feel.
But this hank did not want to be socks.
It wanted to be pooling/stacking project and I made great progress last night on it.
And doesn’t it match that block in the quilt behind it well!
As for my Sunday excitement – breakfast out with a friend and then we went to the furniture store next door to the restaurant.
My couch and chair are absolutely positively shot so I was looking for something to replace them with and she was looking at new couches. I had printed information on a couple chairs I wanted to look at and was hoping they had them in the store. The one I most wanted to try out they had – it’s wider recliner for tall people – most recliners the leg rests aren’t long enough and end mid calf letting your feet dangle. This one is so comfortable. It’s very plain looking and has a few more bells and whistles than I wanted but I couldn’t pass it up. I’m tired of saggy cushions. Next Saturday I’ll have a new comfy chair for knitting! At some point I’m planning on getting a love seat to replace my couch but not in a hurry. As long as I have one comfy place to sit for the time being, I’m good and may wait until after the holiday sales to go look some more. In the mean time, I need to call the guys who haul away junk and arrange for them to come get my chair and couch and see if there’s anything else they can get rid of for me.