It’s a perfect weather day for me here today – the first in a long time – low 70s, light breeze, sunny. I can open up the door and let the fresh air in and turn off the AC after all the humidity earlier this week. I was up earlier doing a bit of cleaning but I pulled a muscle in my back a while ago and irritated it yesterday so will let some of the cleaning wait a few days. Heating pad last night did help tremendously tho.
Exciting packages arrived from Amazon yesterday. I use my Amazon gift cards to things I might not normally buy. I did buy one thing I have been needing for quite a while – new silverware. The old stuff had brightly colored plastic/acrylic handles and where they attach to the metal they let water get in so I was tossing some as they got rusty in that area and the acrylic handle weakens and cracks so I was tossing more as they broke. Let’s just say there was not a lot of choice left in my silverware drawer. That has now been rectified. I love kitchen gadgets and things.
I also ordered something that when I saw it I really wanted but did not really need. I put it in and out of the cart over several days and finally decided – it’s a gift card so it’s a fun gift to myself. Doesn’t every knitter need a rolling pin embossed with a knitting pattern (it appears to be a purl and slip stitch pattern) :-) on it???
Why of course they do — or at least I now of two of them that do because once I ordered it I told friend Judy and she had to order one too. Yes, I have led her astray again. :-)
For some reason I couldn’t get the Amazon link to connect but this is what it looks like (although I’m sure I won’t be putting my baked cookies on my knitting). My favorite cookies are plain butter/shortbread type cookies so this would be fun to have a design on them. I’m wondering if I make a slightly thicker pie crust than I normally do – could I emboss that too? I can see homemade pasties and pies with this on top. Hmmmm. Time will tell – it’s coming from overseas so it I will have to patiently wait for it.
Speaking of knitting, I’m hoping to finish the periwinkle sweater today.
The buttonhole side of the band is done – yep I’m going to love those buttons when they are sewn on the other side – and I’ve got about 5 or 6 rows of the other button band to knit before that’s done. Then I just need to give the button bands a bit of a steam block before I add the ribbon and buttons. This would be the perfect weight sweater to wear on a day like today.