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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday's Eclectic Thoughts


      I'm working on two KALs right now and actually only actively working on my Hat KAL-  Get Ready To Choose Your Own Adventure.  I got my Hat brim done!  And I haven't opened up the link for the update today.  I will when I'm done with this or this will not, probably get done.  First things first and a little suspense in life is good for the soul.  I like doing these KALs (when I can keep up!).

     I'm actively awaiting my Chrome yarn for the Summer 2016 KAL, reading the chat group on Ravelry (Fleckenstein & Friends Groupand brainstorming on how to incorporate two colorways in a sideways shawl so they look right. Monday Moments and Cashmere and Colorful Dreams

     I've returned to my sock, a knitting KAL that keeping up was difficult with my trip back East and I find the knitting a bit harder on my hands with carpal tunnel.   Tuesday's Eclectic Thoughts- A Sock Knitalong  So I'm knitting on it in the evenings a little bit at a time when my husband and I watch our one show.  These days we're watching "Elementary", a modern rendition of Sherlock Holmes, very engaging.

       For my birthday present to myself last week while in The Adirondacks I gave myself some amazing soft yarn.  I hope to start a Reyna Shawl at some point with the purple/blue Malabrigo Mechita Yarn in Whale's Road and the blue Malabrigo Sock Yarn in Caribeno is perhaps a future Thistle Dew Shawl.  All are so soft.


      At some point this week when the heat abates and I won't make living in a tiny apartment impossible I'm hoping to bake my husband's favorite pound cake- Spring Vanilla Pound Cake.  He loves a morning sweet with his coffee.  It's made with a cake mix, lots of eggs and canola oil.  Very good, not exactly health food, but good for the taste buds.

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  1. Gorgeous yarn color. What a great pick for a gift-to-you fiber :)

  2. Thanks, the photos don't really do the yarns justice, especially the Whales Road. Do a search for it and you'll see it's an amazing purple yarn with blue in it. I'm pleased with it!