Firstly, let me thank you all for your kind words about Selena. Seeing as it's a prerequisite for all knit-bloggers to have cats, I know you understand how hard it is to lose a pet. I'm sure she's in a better place as I'm also sure that knitters and cats must end up in the same wonderful yarn-filled heaven.
That said, no more bummer blogging! Ill-feeling pets? Ill-fitting sweaters? Did Debbie Downer write my last three posts? Sheesh! Time to clear the air, brew a fresh pot of coffee and cast on something new. This my friends, is soon, to become a pair of Mosey legwarmers from the new spring issue of Knitty:
I have longed for legwarmers since 1984 when I practiced dance routines with my neighbour Theresa (thanks, Flashdance!) Maybe when I finish these I'll buy myself that Easy Bake Oven I always wanted too. Then all my childhood fantasies will be fulfilled! (Well, except for marrying Jordan Knight, but I think I can let that dream die after seeing him on the Surreal Life. Yikes!)
But let's talk yarn. This yarn has been stash-languishing for far too long. It's Farmhouse Yarn's Andy's merino and the colour (Boysenberry) is ridiculously deep and rich . My camera just can't capture it's loveliness. It's soft and cushy and fabulous and I have no idea why I left it marinating in the stash for so long. The only downside is the velvet-y texture that attracts cat hair like, well, velvet. After all, I still have Teddy to contend with:
Just look at that innocent look on his face. "What, me? I don't shed!" Hey, we don't call ya "Shed-y Teddy" for nothin', buddy!
Also new on the sticks is a pair of Coco Knits Prairie Boots:
I'm a little stalled on these after knitting the soles. I'm concerned they may be too small. It feels a little off to me that the soles are exactly the same size as my feet:
Are they supposed to be that way? Should they not be slightly larger? I'll do some investigating on Ravelry. If they work out, it will be a welcome way to finally rid myself of another long time stash languisher, my thrifted Lopi tweed.
In other news, blogging has become a family affair! My brother Pat has entered the blogosphere over at Crate Expectations. If you dig rock history and/or record collecting, head on over and take a gander. We're taking over the interweb one blog at a time! Muah-ah-ah-ah!