Well, it wasn't a problem this year... Goodies!
Top right is some deliciously soft natural alpaca from Phil and Jessie Tanner of Simply Alpacas Farm. I snapped these up when I realized they have a blue undertone. I cannot wear most of the natural fibers I see because they have a yellow undertone that makes me look like I am overdue for a doctor's appointment! I was thinking a little neck warmer would be in order and with a quick trip to Ravelry, I now have a pattern. Happiness is...
As soon as this picture was done, I had to give up the kitty crack to keep from becoming a pin cushion.
I figured with all the stuff I was buying for myself, I could treat the cats to a new catnip toy. Think she likes it?
Plaid anyone? This skein from ValKnitz reminded me of a plaid shirt and, while I have plans for it, I cannot reveal them yet. Sorry!
Then there is this ingenious contraption. Do you know what it is? A handmade shawl pin from Leslie Wind (psst -she teaches classes in making these if you want to learn!).
The "pin" works by first hooking one of the straight pieces through the shawl. Then you rotate it a bit and slide the other end in. A little wiggle to make sure the ends are hidden and viola: a secured shawl. I love this so much for its creative design and the fact that there is nothing to snag your precious shawl!
Well, that's it for this year except to say to all the moms out there: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! And an especially happy one to my own who I cannot be with today, but wish I could. Love ya!