Kaleidoscope Yarns had this luscious yarn on sale and I couldn't resist. It's the new Tilli Tomas DK weight Symphony. Just in time for Valentines Day, this red is so damn gorgeous, I want to make out with it. The mohair/silk blend is pre-stung with little bitty glass beads that catch the light and make my heart beat faster. I still haven't decided what I'll do with it. If you have a pattern you think would really showcase this yarn, let me know. Each skein is only 117 yards, so I'm thinking something lacy, but I'm open to suggestions.
I have a huge list of things I need to finish before I leave town. The bobble hat pattern needs to be completed and sent back to the tech editor. I completely changed the layout and I'm tinkering with some added graphics, but I need to get my butt in gear. I also have some contract knitting to complete, and my BFF asked me to make a couple of dog sweaters. Here's my Sophie squeezed into the first one:
The dog it's meant for is about half Sophie's weight, but she was a good sport and modeled it for me anyway. I don't have a pattern for the sweater. I just sketched a design and did the math to get close to the size of a sweater that BFF already has. Hopefully, this one works. When you know how to do shaping, it really makes it enjoyable to simply knit away and see what happens. Just do it! Nike stole that line from me, by the way. Seriously.
Sigh. I just glanced out of the window and it's pretty much a blizzard out there. I think maybe I can use some sympathy after all.
Last but not least, congratulations to Lea Ann, winner of the digital scale. Those of you who didn't win, stay tuned... I'm thinking Valentines Day would be a great day for another giveaway to continue the celebration of my first Blogoversary.