* Someone at my LYS was finishing her thrummed mittens. Based on her exasperation, I don't think I'd try it without a class.*I must give credit for the gorgeous owl Mittens of Thursday's post to SANDANDSKYCREATIONS , Simone's blog. Thank you Simone for your comment and your gorgeous work. She has some amazing free patterns and pay for patterns if you love to fairisle. She's a find.
*Craftsy had a list of scarf pointers on Twitter this morning. The Most useful tips I found had to do with yardage needed to make a good long scarf in different weights.
For a 72 inch long scarf:
Lace, sock fingering you need 864 yards
Sport weight you need 720 yards
DK you need about 576 yards
*Don't you love the DEER heads on the wall? Garden center fodder.
*I'm about to watch our TOM SKILLING the amazing weather man give a seminar on Tornadoes that is live simulcast. Im a weather geek. Tom is kind of a celebrity in Chicago.
*MY LYS is having a sale......I will get there but I swear to you Im only buying sock yarn. I swear.
If you want a fun podcast with lots of sock feedback, see Woolly Cakes and Woodens Spoons blog. She keeps it to a half an hour and you feel like she's talking right to you.
*Finally, Zach April fooled me bigtime yesterday. He called me from his vacation iN MExico and said he was alright but he had an incident the night before.
I was driving at the time and said, "Okay Z, let me pull over and you can talk to me"
So I pull into a parking lot, take a deep breath and said, What happened ? (a thousand things go through my mind.....)
He proceeded to craftily tell me had been bitten yet again by a loose dog in Mexico.
He had me going for a bit and then I said,
Zach this better be an April FOOL joke.
and he said,
Yup it is.
Our family is big into April Fools. My irish Nana LOVED loved loved the day. We honor her each year and we have a ball doing it to one another.