Saturday, February 05, 2005

It Can't Be February Already, Can It?

It was a beautiful day here today. I went out for a walk and left my winter coat at home. That's not to say I was walking around in my shirtsleeves - I wore a sweater and a couple of layers, but I wasn't bundled up to my eyeballs. I love being outside on days like this. The snow was melting!

After visiting my LYS, I hit Le Village du Value in search of inspiration. I've been thinking about making a recycled felted wool blanket for my sister-in-law's cottage and for my mother and father-in-law's cottage. There were plenty of ye olde wool v-neck sweaters, but they were pricier than I had hoped - $5.99 to $7.99 each. Hmmmm, what to do, what to do... I'm thinking that I'll be doing some yard-saling (yard-sailing - hee hee) this summer.

I also saw a pink Samsonite suitcase. It was in great shape. It just screamed "Barbie Dream Vacation". I think it would be perfect for storing Barbie and her accessories. Yeah, yeah, I know, Barbie may not be a feminist icon, but she's always had good fashion sense. Mock me for being a member of the Barbie generation if you must. When my dad was on a "clean out the house" binge a few years back, he sent me home with my Barbies, even the ones with experimental Cindy Lauper-esque hair cuts. They're currently housed in a hard brown suitcase. I don't think they're entirely happy in there. Sometimes, late at night, you can hear soft, bitter, weeping emanating from the ugly brown suitcase.

I didn't buy the suitcase because I was walking, but if it's there tomorrow, I'll get it then. I just don't know if I should keep it here or if I should give it to my 9-year-old niece. It was just so darned cute.

Woo, all that about a suitcase and Barbies. Someone needs to get a life! *singsong voice*

So, here are some photos of what I've been up to:

Look, it's a heart! Just in time for Valentine's Day next Monday!
This is the scarf I made using the Avril yarn. The pattern is the Ruggles Reversible Scarf #1 by Catherine Winegate. I don't have the link now, but I'm sure you could find it using the info above. Sorry about the lack of a pattern closeup - the sun was blinding in my back yard so I ran back inside before my retinas melted and before taking a closeup of the stitch.


It's the shining star hat - and again, I'll claim retinal damage as the reason for the poor shot of the hat. Maybe I'll get Andrew to take a photo tomorrow.

Alrighty, Andrew is waiting for me with a movie and the promise of my own couch.


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