I planned for my mini haul this past weekend. Having seen the prices last year I knew much of what I wanted would not be discounted. I bought a few skeins of baby Alpaca, so very soft, a hank of Miss Bab’s Yowza (Prince) washable Merino and some Mini Mochi. I plan on making cowls for my nieces and myself.
Also bought two large size bamboo hooks (size 12 & larger!) as well as Knitter’s Pride circular knitting needles (size 7 & 10).Some homemade soaps, two handmade mugs painted for me and hubby), fabric, buttons, and two sets of earrings, some fabric and a few of the felted animals and such filled my bag. I managed to buy my favorite thing, a handbag!! Also bought a foldable tote in Leopard print.
Had a wonderful time with some of the ladies of my Stitch & Bitch at the festival and got to see a few Ravelry friends too!
And, for Kindness!! There was no shortage of kindness out there in the streets of NYC, & Westchester county.
During a major snafu that knocked power out to all the Metro North trains, for over two hours, during the late evening rush hour this past Thursday. Folks were rightfully upset with the long unexplained delay and inconvenience. People just wanted to get home! The Metro serves residents living in the city suburbs who come and go to work/shop etc. of NYC every day. Fortunately, there are a few transportation options available, albeit a long ride home.
So, I would like to thank the bus driver, of an Express bus line who reached into his pockets to offer us change (for the fare) – since we only had small bills, and of course, they don’t accept bills! He also dug into his pocket as we exited the bus to offer us his Metro cards – he overheard us discussing what bus we would take to get home. Kudos to this awesome man!!
I was the recipient of a Random Act of Kindness of a bunch of skeins of yarn for my Stitch & Bitch group charity projects. Yay…yarn!!
I will find ways to PIF = Pay It Forward
What’s on my hook this week are two more Laps–ghans (from our Valentine’s Day project).
Loving using size K – I can whip things up a lot faster with this large crochet hook.
I took a few days off to rest my phalanges after whipping up ruffle scarfs, baby dresses & hats. Now it’s time to get started on my fingerless gloves – after all it is FALL!!
So, I spent a few hours today sitting outdoors appreciating this gorgeous weather and the last weeks of the water fountains in the downtown square. It helps that there is a Starbucks in the same block. I opted for a hot coffee, with a dash of pumpkin spice, – mmm. Then it was off to work on these neat cotton fingerless gloves. I love wearing fingerless, both in cotton and soft fuzzy yarn. I wore my cotton fingerless gloves all Season last year – they hold up very well. The easy access to ones wallet, keys & yes, texting makes these a real hit. They will be for sale, in a few weeks, when I launch my Etsy shop.
What yarn lover wouldn’t want to win YARN FOR LIFE!!!??? OMG…it would take charity gifting to a whole new level!!
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Another use for colorful excess yarn balls (and egg cartons). Pre dyed non edible *eggs*. Make your own out of any color(s)
Easy enough to take the load of my brain and place the ideas into a book. Spent the weekend sorting through items to place in my new inspiration book. I love textiles so it will include bits of fabric, colors, ideas, quotes etc. A mini hardcopy version of “Pinterest” book for daily inspiration. There are no rules/regs… no neat freaky rules to follow – just fun!
It’s a soup kind of weekend here in NY so that and homemade biscuits are what’s happening in my kitchen.
Also completing my last hat for my Stitch & Bitch charity project. We joined the “Beanies for Bravery” project to stitch up as many beanie hats for the children at Sandy Hook Elementary. Here is what we’ve made in a few weeks time – so proud of the ladies! Going to mail them tomorrow.