Lastnight I had a chance to do a little knitting, (ummm, yeah, it was around 10 p.m.), and I was able to start the Yarn Over Cable pattern, which I like. I especially like not having to worry about actual cable needles and still having a pattern that looksl ike it took a lot of cable work. And the fact that the sock fits, well that just makes this an A+ project, (so far…ask me when I get to the heel).
I am loving the color changes in the yarn. Always something new. I do wish there was a little more blue, but I ♥ the dark brown and fawn. Just like Dalton.
And to make my day a little better, (yesterday was a bit stressful, lots of spitting up and fussiness, not to mention the oodles of cleaning and the fact that I stunk up the car because I left a package of chicken, that I bought the day before, in the trunk. Oooops!!!), I got my order from Jimmy Beans. I scored three skeins of RYC Cashsoft 4ply in Dive for a Matinee Coat pattern by Debbie Bliss from “Simply Baby”.
Three skeins yields almost 600 yards, which is great when it comes down to me only spending about $20 for some YUMMY yarn! I absolutely ♥ Rowan. Almost every yarn I’ve ever used by them has been 100% perfect! I can never say enough good things about their products. I’ll cast on for the coat this weekend. I think.
Oh, btw. I did get the job. Last week I should have just said I was offered the job, but I had to take a blood test and have a criminal background check done. I passed! Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are my orientation days. Which I get paid for. Nice. And I decided with the first week of my paycheck I am going to do a little yarn shopping for my Sockret Pal and pick up a the Namaste messenger bag that I want. (I had wanted one of the Lexi Barnes bags originally. But I realized three things: 1. The LB bags are made with weather resistant material. Fine and dandy, BUT I don’t like the sheen of the fabric. (Besides, it doesn’t rain much here in So Cal, so that’s not something I need to worry about.) 2. The Namaste bag has more room. 3. The Namaste bag costs about 1/2 of the LB bag, (and right now, I don’t need to spend $140 for a bag, when I can spend $69 and use the rest to buy yarn to put into the bag). Logical huh?