First let me distract you with the most gorgeous tulips I think I have ever seen. I adore tulips, the color on these are a deep, magnificent red. I am in love with them.
Okay, enough stalling. Well I am officially off the yarn diet. I made it 50 days without buying yarn, remember we can not count vacation/swim meet yarn. So here I am innocently cruising blogs, reading this and that and I see this wonderful mood blanket on Le monde de Sucrette. Now lots of you lovely people are making mood blankets out there and I think it is a wonderful idea. I just do not want to make one because well blankets and me, we just don't get along in the knitting/crochet department. You know I will start one, then put it in the time out basket, it will glare at me for months before I finally pull it out and get it finished. We have been through this many times together and it is not a pretty story. And I must admit I can not make a mood blanket because I am in the throws of menopause so my mood is changing faster than I can blink. It would be one crazy blanket as each row would be a different color, my mood does not stay stable for long.
Okay, got a little sidetracked there, back to this beauty. I am working on the linen stitch scarf, which might take me the rest of my life to knit. I have a beautiful purple sweater on hold as I can not seem to get any time to work on it, there is a bit of lace here and there on it so it does require some concentration. What I need is something simple, something easy to work on that I can just pick up and put down, no crazy counting, no chart, no yarn in front and back nonsense, just an easy project. I think this blanket fits the requirements don't you? I know I told you not to let me start another blanket after the African flower baby blanket. I know I told you not to let me buy any more yarn, but we are friends, and friends understand when there is a sudden urge to go and buy yarn that can not be stopped. I did not even go to the yarn store, nope I grabbed my coupons and headed off to Joann's this morning. I felt each yarn in the store and decided the Bernat Alpaca felt the softest. I bought 8 colors, and I am going to give it a go. Do I need to buy more? Quite possibly I do, but at least I restrained myself by only buying one of each color so in case this ends up a baby blanket I have not gone overboard buying yarn I will not use. See, I am trying to show some restraint here. You would think with my stash I would have enough yarn to make a blanket but I honest and truthfully do not.
As long as I am confessing I have one more thing to add. I am totally in love with my Knit Picks interchangeable knitting needles. I feel in the past I might have given them a bad rap and that is not fair. You all were correct, I simply was not using that little tightening tool hard enough, you really have to give it a big twist, then it is smooth sailing. I love the points, of my they are so great. So if you are looking for reasonably priced interchangeable, these are great. Just make sure you tighten them a LOT!
Okay, confession time is over. My yarnaholic meeting can now be adjourned.