My Mezzaluna Crescent Wrap is finished. I can't even tell you how fun this wrap is. I am in love with the yarn, the pattern and those wee little flowers that took me a week to make. Once I found the original pattern to work off of this wrap was a breeze. It is fun, so much fun. I can't seem to get the right picture to express how light, airy and summery it is. I took a million photos last night and more this morning but I can't seem to capture how happy this makes me.
First this yarn is divine! Great Adirondack Yarn Co, Inc., organic cotton in the color toucan. This was a spur of the moment purchase as I usually don't buy anything this colorful. It is DK weight which I love as I am not into all that fine yarn you all love so much. It is so, so, so soft! I used almost 2 skeins so I am thinking about 500 yards for this wrap. I only did the first 18 rows and then made the flower border which was so much fun to make. I think there are about a thousand flowers on the wrap, or at least that is what it felt like as I made flower after flower watching the Gilmore Girls in the evenings this week. I am on season 6 and dreading that the end is near. I used a size J hook to make the wrap even more drapey. It is big, but light, soft and airy. Hope you give this pattern a try because you will be in love with it too!
I freed my yarn from all those horrid plastic bags I had used a few months ago to make sure I did not have any moths. I swear it is so hot and humid here I felt like my yarn could not breath. I can't breath! So every time I looked in my yarn cabinet I felt the yarn and I were stifling. We both need to breath! So yesterday I freed the yarn, placed more cedar chip bags on the shelves and sprinkled lavender oil all around to ward off pests.
Well there might have been another reason to get things organized. My dear friend Jeannette, Medical Foster Mom to Little Buddy when he was a wee boy, gave me this gorgeous yarn this past week. You see I had a birthday last week and she gave me this beautiful yarn as a present. There was no need, I mean no need at all but she shopped her brother's stash just for me. You remember Uncle Sean and his wonderful stash yarn don't you? I have been the lucky recipient of it in the past. Uncle Sean has some amazing taste when it comes to yarn. I will gladly take anything he does not need. This gift and a few more skeins that I have recently purchased needed a new place to live for a while so working on the yarn cabinet became a priority. Yarn organizing should come before paperwork, right?
Last Saturday I went down to the local children's hospital to stay with one of my patients to give Jeannette a bit of rest. This little boy has had a heart transplant and is now undergoing chemotherapy due to the cancer he developed from the anti-rejection drugs needed for his heart. He was in a very bad way just two weeks ago but has now officially been discharged and is back home. I went down so Jeannette, who is also battling health issues could have a few hours at home. I just happened to be near Stash-A Place For Yarn in St Pete, so I popped in for a visit. The owner is so kind, the older house where Stash is now located is a wonderful spot to find yarn. The inventory was limited, but they have room to grow. You can visit if you are ever in the area. But if you are ever close you really need to visit Criativity my very favorite store and the one I visit almost exclusively. The colorful yarn above purchased at Stash was a little treat to myself for my new Sunday Shawl. I told you I was obsessed and I need to get it right. Teresa finished hers and I am in love with it. Totally gorgeous!
I just had to have one more look at Mezzaluna. Okay friends I am off to pressure wash my pool pavers. There has been so much rain here lately I feel I am growing a mold farm in the cracks between them.
I know we are all busy this time of year and I appreciate your visits and comments so much. I hope to catch up with all of you this next week, because tomorrow is all about paperwork for me before my busy work week starts. I know exciting life I have right? At least I can look over at my yarn and breath a sign of relief as I work away on my computer. Have a great day.