Happy Monday Everyone!
My name is Betsy and I have a problem with dishcloth cotton! Seriously. And I plan to go buy more today or tomorrow because I truly feel you can never have enough cotton. And Michaels has Lily Sugar & Cream balls on sale this week half price at $1.00 per ball. I always try to stock up when it's on sale like this. Yesterday I bought 20 balls on the way home from church, but I really do plan to go back again. Here's what my cotton stash looks like right now-
My plan this morning is to organize it a bit in the plastic bin you see there that I found empty in the garage this morning. Since that bin did hold yarn in the past, it's obvious that I do use yarn up that I have stored so I'm not too worried about that, hubby might be worried but I'm not! :-) Does anyone have wonderful ideas about what to do with all the ends of balls that are left over? See the two bags on the left? They are chock full of odd bits and pieces that I can't bear to throw in the trash bin.
And that bag there in front? It has my last few skeins of Knit Picks Dishie. Those are only used for special projects because of the cost. But my oh my how I love the purples and lavendars in these balls of yarn.
Next are a few of my projects going at this time. First, I had begun this dishcloth-
Isn't my little snowman cute?! He's part of my plan to make two sets of twelve theme dishcloths for next Christmas as gifts. But alas...the poor little guy had to be set aside to begin this-
Now...I'm not too sure about this blanket. A friend has a grand-daughter who is having a baby shower next week. I gave said friend a dishcloth, (that she chose out of the infamous basket), who in turn gifted it to her granddaughter. Friend has lots of prevously gifted by me dishcloths, and so she gave it to her granddaughter as a gift. Granddaughter then said that those colors would make a great baby blanket and would I make one for her in granny squares? Well Grandma said she thought I would love to. And normally I would, but these colors for a baby are just grating on my nerves for some reason. However, it is their choice and I WILL persevere. I began it Saturday afternoon and hope to finish it soon. My gift to myself when it's done will be completing my happy little snowman dishcloth!
Next is an adult hat that I almost always have on the needles for charity. This yarn was gifted to me by an elderly lady in our church who can't knit anymore. I wonder how old it is? But, it does still make a lovely soft and warm hat for a homeless person. I can knit these, just going round and round. Even in the dark as I discovered last night at church while watching a video! When I got home it was bigger and no mistakes!!!
And I finally found a source for homegrown, organically raised eggs. I looked on Craigslist and found a place called Naked Feet Farm that is literally only about 7 miles from us. She does her shopping at the same grocery I do and offered to meet me there weekly so I can buy eggs from her. How wonderful is that? These eggs taste so wonderfully fresh compared to the store bought ones. Since it's not practical to have chickens in the city, even though it's allowed, this is a great compromise. When I got these yesterday she told me they had been gathered fresh yesterday morning. Can't get much fresher can you?
Look Teresa! A green one! Or three! I wish I had a place like your little farmette, so I could have chickens, but if I can't raise my own, this is the next best thing don't you think?
The lovely lady who met me said they have lots of produce available in the spring, summer and fall and beginning next fall they will have lamb available by the half or whole.
On another note..it's snowing again. Which is part of the reason for the dark pictures above. I thought since we got through most of Nov. and Dec. without much snow it would be what we call a Seattle winter again like last year. But no such luck. It has snowed all but one day since I came home last Wednesday. At least hubby thinks he has the snowblower working again and I'll have the pleasure of trying it out later this morning.
Here is Mt. Spokane from my back door on Saturday.
And my little tree in the backyard. I love the natural "flocking".
I have some fleece baby blankets to try to finish the edges. (For one of my charity groups.) I started to buy the satin binding but at $7.95 plus tax per blanket, it's out of my budget, so I think I'm just going to sew a blanket stitch of yarn around the edges. What do you all think?
There is also some mending to be done so I have a busy day ahead. I better get off this computer and get busy!
Have a wonderful Monday my friends and may the LORD bless you in whatever you set to accomplish on this His day of your life.