Plan #1: Finish the first afghan that I'll keep! With all the yarn I play with one would think I'd have some lovely finished items gracing my home. Nope. Not one. This will be the first and I'm really looking forward to using it as the weather turns colder. Six balls of yarn down and four more to go. =-D Plan #2: Save the Baby It's Cowled outside for Rhinebeck. It occurred to me that a small, mobile project would be key to enjoying my first experience at this renowned Sheep and Wool Festival.
Plan #3: Blame/Bless Ravelry for my next project. You see, it is rare, extremely rare, for me to shop on line. I can probably count one one hand the number of times I have done so. Generally, I'll look at what's available then CALL to place the order. Why? Well, despite security measures, I've heard too many horror stories. So I save instances of on line purchase for moments of great need like this:
Olde Peddler Shawl by Knitting Park Studio
It was love at first sight. It is light. It is airy. It has the option to use beads, something I've never done before, on the border. Not only that, but the perfect yarn has been waiting patiently in my stash for the day I would discover the pattern to make it sing.
Cherry Tree Hill Merino Lace in the Spanish Moss colorway
I have a full skein (2400 yards) so there will be almost half left over. Hmmm...maybe I could make two?