The first "big storm" kinda busted here in ABQ while dumping pretty hard in the Eastern part of the state. But - fear not! Another storm is coming down from the north today & tomorrow which just might bring us the snow we were bracing for. (Ahem..."for which we were bracing.")
Just as well - Dylan was able to go to his friend's yesterday for 6 hours to film a cartoon/movie/"thing" they're doing. (With 9 fourteen-yr-olds involved, I'm SO glad it was at someone else's house! LOL) And Colin was able to go to his friend's B-day sleepover too. :)
I was able to get out & about and buy this:
If you crochet - go buy it. You won't be sorry. I haven't been this excited about a crochet magazine in a loooooong time. Years ago when I'd buy a crochet magazine I would make at least half a dozen projects from it - the patterns were that good. Now I seldom make anything from them (most of my projects come from books) but I buy them anyway to support the cause. That's why I'm so very, very pleased with this issue. Of course, now that I absolutely love a magazine they are discontinuing it, but I suppose that makes these patterns all the sweeter, right?
I'm so enamored of this purse I'm going out to buy the 4 skeins of Soy Wool Stripes I need to make it today:
This is just plain cute. Whether I'll wear it myself or make it to give away, I gotta make it:
I'm buying the yarn I need to make this today too:
Don't ask me why - I just love that bathmat. ::Grin::: I like this kitchen set too - I've always liked yellow & deep blue as a kitchen combo:
I may make that table runner, actually, in the leftover Almond Cotton Ease I have from Fountain Lace. The neutral color will coordinate year 'round and it looks fun & quick to crochet.
I really liked the color combo on this sweater too:
That's definitely something I would wear. Here's a two-for-one pic:
That purse is TOO cute! Like Vera, I'm thinking I probably wouldn't have the patience to crochet all those little flowers, but the jacket without them might be pretty cute too!
Last, but not least, I liked this jacket enough to start it last night:
I'm just not longer feelin' the love with Haight Ashbury so it's out with the old & in with the new:
I really like this pattern stitch and it goes very quickly too. :) This just might be that basic black cardi I've been wanting. Yay!
Bernat has a big advertising section in the middle of the magazine showcasing all their yarns with free patterns for every room of your house and three wearables. You can browse through the pics in the magazine, then go to their website to click on a room and download the patterns. I thought it was a cute idea - something a little different at least!
So, anyway. Seriously. All you crocheters out there. Buy the mag. 'Nuff said.
I also had time to start winding my yarn for Cabled Tree Skirt:
Doug thinks it's an incredibly odd choice for a project. Here I am, trying to branch out & get away from sweaters a bit and he says, "Why use all that wool for a tree skirt? Knit me a sweater!" ha! Yeah, right, honey!
I also knit awhile on Holey Cables, but it's going to be days before I have any real progress to show you. Here's a current pic with Arnold's head for scale:
Sheesh - silly cat.
OK - I think that's MORE than enough pictures for one post - I'm outa here!