Saturday, February 21, 2009

Life's Little Pleasures

So once again we meet at a date much later than what I had expected to post over two months ago. But much has happened since that time--the holidays for one, the passing of my dear cousin Bernice, my own herniated disc, and a variety of other ills and sordid moments that make up this life. However, I always turn to my knitting for comfort. Last weekend I taught a class at Hill Country Weavers on how to create a pillow and just had a great time with an exceptional group of knitters--I believe they had fun as well.

As I prepared for the class, I took the opportunity to rummage through my stash--I never like to pass up that particular delight and often look for reasons to do so. I pulled a few things out and that you can see here.

Included in tht nice little bundle is a yarn by Terra that is 60% Merino, 20% Baby Alpaca and 20% Silk that is a most unusual color of purple and steel blue. It is magnificent. And then I also saw a beautiful skein of 100% Mongolian Cashmere by Jade Saphire which is simply a very light lilac color. And last, I was surprised with a very red Blue Sky Alpaca skein that is 50% Alpaca and 50% Silk. I ask myself how such luxurious yarn has managed to escape me and am left with mouth agape and no answer. I do remember that I purchased them to knit flowers with. I have since knit a few flowers and will continue to do so, but I am not sure I will use these special skeins to knit flowers with. I guess I will have to hunt for projects to use them in. What a lovely diversion to all the turmoil of late.

And on another happy note, I've started needlefelting, so stay tuned for my first project which I am about to complete.