I'm Back! The little guy is back in school, we got everything taken care of to get him ready to go back, and I've pretty much figured out a routine to get everything done in the morning. The best part? I haven't had to do my drill sergeant impression yet! I'm sure there will be a morning or two that I'll have to turn up the volume to get him going, but so far, we're doing pretty great. Finn is even helping to wake him up - one morning he barked at him and the next morning he licked his face from chin to forehead - both techniques worked. I appreciate the help, but Finn has ulterior motives - he doesn't get his breakfast until after Caleb is fed.
Anyway, now that I've gotten the morning routine figured out (for now), I hope to get back to blogging regularly on weekdays again. For those of you who are waiting on the finished pattern for MS3, I'm working on it as fast as I can and now have more time to devote to finishing it since the rest of my life is settling down. Just be patient a bit longer and it will be available soon. (I realize I've been saying this for a while but when you think about the fact that the patterns for MS1 and MS2 didn't come out until October, I think I'm doing a pretty good job of it this year.)
So, since I refuse to cast on anything else until the MS3 pattern is finished (socks don't count), and I'm pretty sure that you guys are sick of seeing gray socks, I thought I'd share some of the stash enhancement that's been going on around here.
This is a skein of Kauni yarn in the EL colorway. I love the Kauni Cardigan pattern
and I love seeing the way they are making up, so when Jannette
started carrying the Kauni yarn, I had to get some. The color is photographing a little bit lighter than it really is: the navy is a very dark, almost black navy and the eggplant color is also very dark. The color that looks like royal blue in the photo is a darker, richer color than true royal. I have enough yarn to do the entire cardi in this colorway, but I'm not sure if the pattern will show up since the colors are so dark, so I might play around with using a different yarn for the second color.
Finally, if you haven't heard yet, KnitPicks
is now doing wood needles for their interchangeable needle sets! I had just figured that wood needles wouldn't be strong enough for a set like their Options set, but apparently they've figured out a way to get them to work. I'm very excited about this because I really prefer to knit with wood or bamboo needles and I've already placed an order for some. I can't wait to see them!
Labels: Dreaming, Stash Enhancement