We’ve been trying to grow up my website–or maybe just me. It is awkward to be midlife and to have all this stuff going on in the world that makes me feel like I’m
12 years old. No, if I was 12 all this stuff would be second nature to me,so make that 82. Today we got PinIt buttons on my photos (I say we as if I had anything to do with it other than picking the color of the button) and so I tried it out and it works! It even works on pictured on old posts! Yippee.
I pinned the pattern I am currently knitting. The photograph I pinned shows the pattern knitted in yarn from Be Sweet, but I fell in love with the colorful felt balls at the Pollika booth at TNNA. I spent a while chatting with one of their sales people, who kindly walked me through all their products. It is really great early on at TNNA to have someone come into your booth that you can chat up knowing that you don’t have to sell them. Works wonders for relaxing you into your best-selling self. But then I kept walking past their booth because I was trying to connect with someone in a nearby booth, and I just couldn’t quit thinking about felt balls.
I went back and talked to Suzanne and after TNNA convinced her to send me yarn and felt balls. I had Linda string the felt balls onto the outside of the ball, and am now working on the scarf–which really ends up being more like a necklace. I have two different color ways, and have a couple of new ideas I’d like to add to Bubble Whirl.
The gauge of the yarn is slightly different, so I’ll update the pattern when I get the changes sorted out. This is perfect knitting for evenings after work when the brain really wants a little fun, but doesn’t want to think too much.
Because I design fairly complex designs, I love these little projects that I can knock out fairly quickly. Having spent a large portion of the day working on a pattern that required a lot of brain work, I’m off to knit some fun!
I have a variety of sizes of these little clear boxes that fun things in my office go into. If I can’t see it it is like it doesn’t exist, so I get these square boxes with lid and a couple of sizes of open, wide top boxes from the Container Store. Optimally I use them to take my project upstairs to knit, but projects rarely stay contained for long!