Happy Mail

One of the many fringe benefits of my job is getting yarn in the mail.  The latest is this lovely bit of goodness from Louet.

Once it was here, I marched it over to one of my local purveyors of nifty things, Long Winter Farm (they have visiting kittens in the shop, it’s a dangerously cute place) and found some pretty soap to go with it.

As you might guess, that means those facecloths from last year are coming back, this time with a pattern.  Yup, it surprises me too, but I absolutely adore mine and use them all the time.  I want more, and I still get people asking about them, so I might as well make some.  Should be fun!

Business as usual

We’re starting to feel settled in.  I know where almost everything is (though the basement still holds some mysteries) and we’re down to just a tiny handful of boxes lingering in corners.  All of which means it’s time to get back to work and do some knitting!  This was technically finished up just before we left Cleveland, but I’ve not shown it off, so I’m taking shameless liberties with the timeline and doing so now.

I really do like these more than I should…I mean yes, it’s just a facecloth.  It’s the complete opposite of fancy or complicated or flashy.  But it’s one of those tiny upgrades that’s just awfully nice to use.

Do you guys have any things like that?  Little improvements that make a totally disproportionate difference?  I feel like I have quite a few (good butter…fancy lip balm…linen sheets…wool blankets) and they really make a huge difference in your day to day life!

Let’s pretend

We’re just going to ignore the bit about how I put this down when there were only a few hours left of work to do on it, picked up a totally different yarn, and knit an entire hat.  Instead we’re going to focus on how I’ve now picked it back up.  Alright?

There really wasn’t much more to do at all…

Though of course it does need a fair whack of i-cord there at the end…

Yes, a good solid foot of it.  But it’s done now, so all that’s left is a bit of ends management and two overhand knots.

The bit of trouble that started all this is over here, and yes…yes there is still about 1/3 of the skein left…meaning I could make one more if I can find the necessary motivation and drive.

Oddly Satisfying

So it’s done, and it would be a lie to say I enjoyed knitting it (though really…that’s probably the case for about half the things I knit…I just get bored half way through no matter what), but I do like how it came out.

And I know I will like having it.  The trick is to have the thing and enjoy using it longer than you grumbled about making it!

Now…I just have to come to grips with the fact that this took just under 1/3 of the yarn…meaning I could have two more if I got to feeling industrious.