As promised

Here’s the new yarn I bought on Friday with Jillian:

The Interlacements is stretched across the left side of the photo. The pink looks electric in this photo and I guess it is a bit bright, but not quite so shocking.

The new Maggi’s Irish Yarn is in the 12 o’clock position. Maggi’s Rags followed by Maggi’s Linen (cotton/linen blend). I can’t wait to get started on this yarn. It’s going to be fun to work with. The tag on Rag says to use US 10 and the Linen says to use US 8. I think I’ll be combining these in the same project and I’m going to be switching back and forth between the 2 needles – this should keep the gauge similar. Any thoughts?

Last, but certainly not least, is the new Koigu. It’s one of the new colors (in the 800s). I’m getting quite a stash of this yarn. This is a good thing.

Had a fabulous weekend! We really did nothing but socialize, eat, and drink all weekend long. Okay, I did knit. I’ve been working on a gorgeous little Miss Bea’s cable sweater and all the pieces are finished. I’ll be seaming it up and I’ll post a picture when it’s finished. The baby’s not due until July – I guess I’m early with this!

Also got Hub to help me stain the pieces for my new desk. I bought a 2-drawer file cabinet and a CPU cabinet with 3 drawers from Naked Furniture and they came in last week. My plan is to get rid of the old metal/rusty file cabinet and dining room table I’m currently using as a desk. So, stain is finished, 2 coats of varnish to go.

Lastly, I’m officially the parent of a teenager. Little Big Man turns 13 today. I can’t believe what a whirlwind trip it’s been so far. Strange times still ahead.

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