New Stitch Counters

I saw these on Ravelry and I wanted some immediately. I saw on the website that the shipping time is 5-7 business days so I didn’t order. I’m not horribly impatient, but I don’t like shipping delays. Transit delays I can deal with. So I put off ordering them. I finally gave in and color me surprised. They arrived in about three days.

 

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They come in a large array of colors. They count all the way up to 9999 I think. You can wear them on your fingers or just have them sitting next to you. What I really like is they turn off on their own and when you push the large button it counts up from where you left off. It beats trying to wrestle my iphone away from the kids to use the counter I have on there.

I have two sweaters on the needles. One shawl and one cowl. I’m going through sock withdrawals but I have to be strong and finish something first.

Easter went pretty well. The kiddos had fun and the dog behaved herself pretty well. I was worried how she would act with a lot of people shes never met in the house. She was quite friendly. A little too friendly she knocked a few little ones over.

 

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The kids managed to keep their clothes clean despite egg hunts outside and other such activities. We are heading into Fiesta season here so no more driving at night for fear of drunk drivers etc, but the kids get a three day weekend this week for a parade. Yay. Have a good week!

 

Got Some Stuff

A small package arrived from The Loopy Ewe. I wonder how that happned? (Practice for when my husband asks about it!)

I got some new to me yarn. Biscotte & Cie Felix Self Striping. I think the color is Arc en Ciel? I could double check that but I will chance it.

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There was also a little fabric.

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I think my self striping yarn spree is over. Jennifer found some beautiful self striping yarn by the name of caterpillar green, but with the price and the cost of shipping its more than I want to pay for a single skein.  Wonk Wonk.

Tea Towels

I had some 100% cotton canvas type stuff lying around and I thought to myself what can be done with this. We always have a shortage of towels to dry hands with and to use in and around the kitchen so I made towels.

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I just measured some of my pre existing towels added in seam allowances and sewed them. I read online that they will get softer and nicer the more you wash them and use them.

Spring Divided

I did something I haven’t done in a long time. I stayed up until 2am. It was fun being alone, listening to music, and sewing. I wanted to make a Divided Basket for my mom. Kind of like a grown up easter basket. It will contain a giant reese’s peanut butter egg.

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I think I’m going to make one more basket for myself.  I don’t usually knit things more than once, but it seems with sewing that rule doesnt apply. I’ve got a few Noodlehead patterns that I want to sew again. I need more open wide pouches and another 241 tote.