Both Mom and I had today off - so we decided to have another Mommy-Daughter day.
We accomplished several things that have been on our to do list, but by far the coolest is this:A few months back Mom was dying yarn without me (of course) and stumbled across a way to dye the yarn that made it go from light to dark, with a really neat tweedy-look along the way. She immediately knew she had to design a pattern for it. Today, we finally got the pattern together - It's call Girl Next Door and comes in three sizes, infant, child and woman.
Even better - you can get it as a kit in the shop with our squooshy and scrumptious Fat Cat DK in a special Chromacolour line. We put four kits up in the shop today:
That one is my favourite - I called it Pickle!
One of the other things we accomplished was a trip to Julie's where I picked up a 2mm round needle to do Wee Nessie's belly, a skein of Berocco Ultra Alpaca for Dave's fingerless gloves, and I got a little something for myself....
I splurged on a skein of Dream in Colour Starry in Gothic Rose. I know one one my resolutions was to knit from my stash unless I needed to buy something for a specific project (Like Dave's gloves)... but this has SPARKLES!!! (Yes, I'm easily distracted by shiny objects). I've been trying to steal a skein of Mom's Cocoa Kisses for months... but then I saw the Gothic Rose. Seriously - sparkly socks are just too cool! (And think of how good the left overs will look in the crackghan!)
I also brought home a skein of yarn from last week's dying session. As soon as I dyed it I knew I needed to keep it for myself
It's Mystic Midnight and it's going to be a shawl, as it's way too pretty to be just socks (not that I'm knocking socks). The picture does not do it justice, it's too dull. The colours really pop in real life, I wish you all could see it.
I also snagged another skein of yarn off mom today:She got a bunch of Socks That Rock mill ends in a special Blue Moon sale. This one intrigued me and I just have to see what it will knit up like.
I also snagged some samples and leftovers for the crackghan
Now I don't know about you, but I think that's more than enough fibre for one day!