I have lots of new stuff to share with you guys today. First off, I have a new friend that I met at my LYS. Her name is Jen. Hi Jen!! (Say hi guys. Srsly. She's great.) I went to her house today to hang out and knit (which is so awesome... I have a knitting friend that I can hang out with in person!) and to swap some stuff. I traded her a bunch of straight needles for some yarn. She gave me some patons astra and some crochet cotton...
I told her that Angie might want the crochet cotton, but I think I'm going to keep it and make my mom a tablecloth. She also gave me six balls of wool, for felting.
It's called Vail Homespun and it's a little too itchy for most things, but I think it will make a cool felted purse. I had a really good time, and it's great to finally be hanging out with new people. Yay! And she's part of a mom's group, so when I get pregnant I'll get to be too! So exciting. And? The house across the street from her is for sale. We might look into buying it. How awesome would that be? I'll tell you how awesome it would be. It would be... well... awesome. Yeah.
Anyway... we have this yarn at the yarn shop called two fold by rozetti, and it's in these speckled colors, and Jen and I were wondering how it would look knitted up... so Joyce (the owner) gave me a ball of it on the condition that whatever I make gets to be displayed at the shop. So I did.
I made a simple rolled brim hat. It's pink with lots of different speckles. It kind of reminds me of a bird's egg, what about you?
Last but not least, I made some stitch markers for a friend. I can't tell you who. It's a surprise and she reads this blog. They're made from the dice beads that I got in Gatlinburg.
I love the way they turned out, and I may have to see if I can order some more, or find some online somewhere. I'm going to make another set for Jen. What have you all been up to?