|the morning room|
Oh, this new knitting WIP -- I went to my local yarn shop on Saturday (I haven't touched yarn in sooooo long, and there were so many new things. I just wanted to pull it all off the shelves and roll around in it...). I settled on two skeins of outrageously expensive Turkish novelty yarn (green and purple) that actually has a bunch of different yarns worked into a skein (viscose, silk, cotton, linen, and combinations thereof). I decided on a scarf (the world's most expensive, and like I really need another scarf???). As I said, it's been forever since I touched yarn and I must have started this stupid thing a half dozen times. I'm so out of practice and I just couldn't keep my mind focused on a simple feather and fan pattern. Yes, ridiculous. I mean, feather and fan? The easiest pattern since garter stitch. OK, so I finally got it together, and here is the beginning:
|Turkish lavender mint scarf|
Went swimming and did 60 laps in 45 minutes. I must get off the sugar train and lose at least 15 pounds, preferably 20. Back pain is no fun.
Finished off the afternoon by beginning an altered board book that will be a prize in Amy's All Together Now online art party. Do you know Amy? I love her blog, and her site Flutterbye. To find out about the art party, click on the button on the right. I've never done an online party, but it sounds like fun. So here is the first page of my giveaway book:
|altered board book giveaway|