First, thank you for all of the thoughtful comments on my Capitan hat and my eldest daughter, she will be eight this week - where does the time go? Anyways, I have to admit my heart was bursting when she hopped off the bus with her hat in hand yesterday - finally, something she'll wear and remember to bring home. shucks.
Today I was blessed with a goodie bag in my mail. I have been admiring HazelKnits for some time, really coveting the chocolatier and beach glass colorways - I had been thinking "what a great pair of Endpaper Mitts these would make..." Even put the skeins in my cart a couple of times before hiding my head and shutting my computer down. I continued to stave off the craving, I resisted. Until I saw Bockstark's Saartje's Bootees - omg. Okay, these darling little boots were the clincher - pushed me over to "gotta have it". So my pretties arrived today - purchased with the spoils from selling off my less loved skeins, I am telling myself its a wash, it doesn't count as a purchase - I consider it "trading up" for things I like a bit more. Whatever floats my boat, right? (Did I mention brown and green are two of the colors for April/ May Project Spectrum? *smirk* )
This weekend my goal is to dig out my sewing machine and ironing board so that I can finish up a Dante's Purse, so charming for a swap pal. A cool free pattern from Through the Loops! Kind of pathetic to imagine me "undigging" the ironing board - I have been so lazy, if it has to be ironed, I aint wearing it. It's probably not a bad adage to live by...but khaki short pants season is upon us - I mean, once the 8" of snow we are expected to get overnight melts...I swear to God I can see the light at the end of the tunnel on this damn winter though - I'm positive March will go out like a lamb...right?