Since my birthday is in the spring, the weather is usually volatile and quickly changing...rarely do I get to enjoy a birthday without storms and/or cold temps. However, yesterday was sunshine and upper 70's all day and today is going to be a bit warmer and even more sunny!
To celebrate my bday, I did a bit of shopping when I went to visit Jill...I know you'll be stunned that it centered around knitting.
First item up, Bernat Jacquard yarns (which Amy had at SnB) that I ordered directly from Bernat when Joann Fabrics (aka Montana) and Evilmart didn't have the colors in stock that I wanted. The package arrived and was waiting for me on Friday.
In order: Lemon Pie, Macaroon, Strawberry Jam, Bluebell, Rosebud, Petunia, and Orange Blossom.
Next up, I'm going to knit the Origami Cardi for myself and in an effort to get other colors into my knitting, the women at Ewe-Nique Yarns Etc. helped me pick out a gorgeous brown (colorway: 5179 = "Chocolate").
However, the shop only had 6 skeins. I was doing some research on Ravelry (what a time-saver this site is!) and found I was going to need at least 2 more skeins. So, better safe than sorry, as the Gran says...I bought 4 skeins from Jimmy Beans Wool.
Meanwhile, since I keep getting email updates from them, I also bought a pair of circular needles from Signature Needle Arts...the new size 8. I thought they'd look perfect when using them with the Berroco Vintage yarn in "chocolate" brown. (What? You *know* they will!)
Also, I was looking for another summer knitting bag to use when my canvas knitting bag is in the middle of another big project:
I couldn't resist the wee notions bag staring at me in the same display shelf (let's hear it for birthday money!):
Finally, I was just browsing while
Yes, you know that this will be used for a project for a certain Child O'Mine:
I put it in natural light, hoping y'all could see the glinting silver bits in it:
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In other news, I finished another baby item - but won't be able to post it until after the upcoming shower.
I'm still cranking along on the baby carrier cover/blanket, too.
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I hope wherever you are today and in whatever manner you may be fulfilling the role as a mother (children, animals, family, friends, etc.) - that it's a lovely day for Mother's Day!