Mostly cloudy

I have not been anyone you’d want to spend time with this week.  For now, I’m blaming the weather.  We are sprouting webbing between the toes.  And I have been irritatedAnnoyed.  Not good company.  If you don’t have something nice to say …

So it’s time to make my own sunshine.

First, some additions to stash. I generally walk far behind bandwagons, whether it’s Clapotis, FLS, or any other oh-t00-hot online knitting discovery.

Sundara Silk Lace

Sundara Silk Lace

I usually can’t be bothered by all the fuss.  So you may be surprised by these.  Yes, it’s Sundara.  No, I did not engage in the monthly free-for-all, nor did I commit to a club.  I came across it on Ravelry’s ISO and Destash group – a very dangerous place for one to troll when one is looking for mood-enhancers.  The Silk Lace is called Mahogany over Marmalade, and

Sundara Fingering Silky Merino

Sundara Fingering Silky Merino

falls into my very favorite color range. The Fingering SilkyMerino is called Caramel Apple and involves russet and pale green – an unusual mix that works beautifully.  It is more squishy than I can begin to tell you.  So make your own sensory picture and give it a Charmin squeeze along with me.

Oh, and then I forgot to post this a couple of weeks ago.  This is 70% mink, 30% cashmere from Great Northern YarnsClara reviewed it, and I bit.  Not something I usually do, but it

Mink cashmere

Mink cashmere

was sometime unusual to try.  Based on my experience with cashmere – and Clara’s sage advice – I have a strong feeling that this is going to bloom like nobody’s business when it’s had its warm bath.

Let me say here and now that I am not interested in a debate about animal care.  I made my own consumer decision and I am fine with it.

As far as actual knitting: GetZiggy is finished and just needs seaming.  Hedgerow Mitts are done up to the thumbs, 2AAT, Blossom moving again with smaller needles.

Katie Bell's Baby Cardi

Katie Bell's Baby Cardi

Of course, the best ray of sunshine is the Darling Bebe.  She is able to make me smile like nobody’s business – and everything else just falls away.  When she got her little mitts on the Katie Bell Baby Cardi – still unblocked, I might add – I couldn’t just take it away.  So here she is in all of her mosquito-bitten (yes, that’s what’s on the bridge of her nose) glory.

And of course, it took all of two minutes for her to start to suck on those little pearl buttons.

You are my Sunshine ...

You are my Sunshine ...


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One Response to “Mostly cloudy”

  1. Luann Says:

    re: the yarn, DROOL! re: the bebe, TOO CUTE!!!

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