Sunday, February 17, 2013

Feeling Lucky

Hello! Did you have a happy Valentine's Day? I'm without a sweetie (unless you count my cats, which I sometimes do), but wanted to do something special for myself, so I made my favorite comfort food for dinner: bagels and cream cheese and lox. Not very romantic, but quite tasty.

 
I'm feeling very lucky these days. My local yarn shop, which was previously located in a congested area with limited parking, has moved. Can you guess where? Yup, right down the street from where I live. I could walk there if I wasn't so lazy.

I stopped in a couple days ago to check out the new digs and ended up buying the silk boucle in the top photo. Maybe I'm not so lucky after all; having my LYS so close may turn out to be very, very expensive.

 
I've been working on this feather and fan lap blanket for myself. The yarn is a soft acrylic from Caron that I bought at Michael's. I've been going back and forth trying to decide if I like the colors or not, and I think I do. There is something old-fashioned about it that appeals to me. Draped over the back of an arm chair, it will add a nice homemade touch to my living room.
 
 

Meanwhile, the little pink apron dress has been neglected for the past month. I have tomorrow off for President's Day, so maybe I'll get to it then.

Hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend.

8 comments:

Theresa said...

Beautiful work dear friend! Hope you have a wonderful week, HUGS!

Lisa-24-7 said...

If I was within walking distance of my LYS I'd be in there all the time just to knit. But I would probably spend too much money also. I love that silk yarn, and the blanket kinda matches it! I bet that blanket will be lovely when it's done. The color grows on you that's for sure.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, you poor girl -- walking distance from your LYS? You better get some Valium LOL. I LOVE that pretty silk boucle!

Tracey said...

I wish I lived closer Stacy, we could grab a bite to eat and then hit the LYS, I think we would have fun.

Connie said...

I just love your photos of knitted projects, and the yarn ... so eye-catching. Wish my local yarn shop really was local, and close. sigh.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Such very pretty colors for your lap blanket!
Can't believe they killed off Matthew on Downton Abbey! BUMMED about that!
Warmly,
deb

Katiebee said...

i love the colors for your blanket, very cozy~

a yarn shop within walking distance....that would be trouble for me!

have a wonderful weekend~

justjenn said...

I love the fact that my LYS is hard to find and difficult to park at. It saves my bank account. :) The silk looks lovely.