A Weekend of Fun Relaxation

Let me tell you about my weekend…

Friday after work, I got my hair cut off.  it was about a quarter way down my back and now, it dries to the top of my neck.  I got it cut at the bottom of my neck, but my hair is curly… it bounces up.  After that, I dyed the first of three yarns for the Quicksilver shawl by Melanie Berg.  I also finished my Vanilla Fog hat by Andrea Mowry that night.


Saturday. my daughter and I had a little girls day out.  We went to Target and Buffalo Wild Wings.  It was fun.  Then I came home to dye the rest of my yarn for my shawl.  The Yarn Tree was in full bloom yesterday.  I’m very happy with how my yarns turned out.


Then, on Saturday, I knitted my first swatch for my TKGA course I’m taking.  I’m very happy with how that came out also.

Today, not as productive.  I got about 12 rows into the next swatch, stopped and counted my stitches, and I was one stitch too many.  Ugh, I don’t know where I went wrong, but I just ripped it out.  Starting over is not a big deal, but I want to finish that swatch today.  It is almost 3pm, so I need to get started.

Tonight we are going to watch Rogue One.  We didn’t see it in theaters this time.  It doesn’t resemble the classic Star Wars movie plot in my opinion, but I hope it’s good.

Tomorrow, work.  It will be the crazy busy week of work out of the month.  I’m nervous.  I’ve been at this job for 2 months and I still feel like I haven’t grasped everything yet.  Can I just stay home and knit for a living?


Brioche, purls, and ripping 

Vanilla Fog by Andrea Mowry is a brioche knitted hat. I’m new to brioche in the round.  Needless to say, I’ve ripped it a few times now.  However, I swear there is a hiccup in the pattern.  Therefore,  I am on hold to start again until the designer emails me back.  It’s probably me,  but I just need clarification.

People hate the purl stitch. Why? Maybe I just knit differently than the average bear, but purl stitches do not bother me. 

My daughter and I went on a road trip today about 2 hours away.  We ended up seeing Beauty and the Beast, having lunch,  doing a little shopping,  then getting back home by 5:30. It was a fun day.  

I really want to concentrate on knitting tomorrow.  I’ve been physically and mentally exhausted over the past week and I haven’t knitted a single stitch until today.   

Sunday’s are both good and bad.  Good because it’s a day off work.  Bad because all you can think of is how you don’t want to go to work.   Well,  that’s me at least.  Saturday is really the only day off that is worry free in my opinion. 

When I get bored at night,  I go to bed.  My husband and daughter are normally consumed into some video game by this time of night,  so I don’t feel guilty about crashing.  It is 8:45 though.  I’m 34 years old.  This just isn’t natural.   I need to find more to do so I don’t get bored and get tired. 

But for now,  I’m bored and tired. 



Note: please pardon my spelling errors.  Ultra Power Saving Mode on my phone is not friendly to the spelling impaired.

There should be more words that have no meaning like the great Steve Miller Band pulled off with”The Joker”.  Pompitous! That is a great word.   I’m going to start randomly creating words and do my best to make sure there is no meaning to them.   I can already tell that will be really hard.  But, in respect to this great word,  I will be naming my next yarn colorway Pompitous.

Speaking of yarn,  I ordered 20 hanks of yarn to dye.  It’s not nearly enough,  but it will have to do.  Flying low on the financial radar so my husband does not figure me out! I also ordered some more dyes. My collection now is somewhat small.  It will take time,  but I’m sure I’ll get to the point that I’ll have a good variety.   I am really excited about having my own yarn line, but I’ll feel more legit once I make a sale.

Right now,  I’m on my lunch break.  Regretting not bringing some knitting with me. I am going to restart the Vanilla Fog hat by Andrea Mowry this weekend for the Actually Knitting Podcast KAL. I love that podcast.

I messed up Vanilla Fog 3 times last weekend because I went into the pattern with no idea how to brioche in the round.  I think I have it down now.  I’m really excited to try new techniques.  And the MCN yarn I’m using is by Artistic Lily.  Really pretty.

Is it 5:00pm yet? Back to work.