The other day when I got home from the conference, there was not only wonderful home-made food waiting for me, but also some yarn. Yarn! I love the postal service. Here's what I got:
Four skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton, which is their wonderful organically-grown cotton, dyed with brilliant color. These colors all have botanical names, but they remind me of popsicles.
I couldn't wait to sit down with them and wind them into balls. Yarn-winding is an incredibly relaxing activity for me.
After seven days of work travel, relaxing at home with the yarn-winder was such a treat. And now I have four pretty yarn-cakes to gaze at.
These are going to become a sweater for a sweet little girl who is about to come into our lives. Friends of ours are adopting, and she will be here this spring. Yay! This is a really exciting time for our friends, and the color scheme felt joyous and welcoming, just the way I feel about this new little person.
I'm making a super-bright version of Super-Natural Stripes. This will give me a chance to work out some of the sizing issues that I think I had during the design phase -- thanks to everyone who's been sending me such constructive feedback about the sweater.
The other thing I'm wanting to make right now is an Obama T-shirt. Since I took the Wardrobe Refashion pledge, I can't buy one, and I reeeeally reeeally want one. So I'm going to make my own. Actually, I've been kicking around the idea of an Obama T-shirt making contest, and a few folks have told me they might want to do it. Anyone else interested? It could be very fun! I'm thinking it may finally be time to break out the Bedazzler that's been collecting dust on my craft shelf for years. Time to sparkle!