~Yarnalong: One of the things that I love about working with yarn companies (and that I LOVE about being the Promotions Manager for The Fiber Seed Yarn Co!), is that I get to work with some of the newest colors and I get to help them blossom into design potential beyond my imagination! When Lindsay told me that this new colorway for 2018, Breakfast at Tiffany's, would be on not 1, but 2 dye styles, with very different characteristics, I knew that they would be perfect for a design that I had in my mind, but needed yarn. It is super exciting when yarn, color and design all come together and create something so very unique and yet lovely and special! This pair is definitely doing that, don't you think? I have been playing with cardigan construction a bit over the past few months, and this one doesn't disappoint either. It's just a bit of a challenge, but, if you take it step by step and follow the directions- BEAUTIFUL! (And that lace work on the back!!!! I have to stop and just look at it every couple of rows!) There is not a part of this piece the will disappoint you, the fronts have their own type of "sparkle", and the sleeves! I cannot wait until you see the magic these sleeves are capable of, so stay tuned so you don't miss out!
I picked up this book, Writer to Writer, on our last visit to the library. I like to use out of the book. and unconventional methods to work on writing with my kids. After a few years of doing it "the right" way (whatever that is!), I've learned that they learn a lot more, have a lot more fun, and in general are happier creatures when I, a la Mary Poppins, add a "spoonful of sugar" to the lesson. Learning to read and write are definitely no exception to this! As a writer, and author myself, and trying to push through the first edits of my next book, I needed a little encouragement for me personally as well. This book looked like it would be a good fit. So far, it is. It's easy enough to read, has suggestions for FUN writing, and the best part, one of the keys to the writing you are encourage to do is to "HAVE FUN". That's a rule I can stand behind for sure! I'll let you know what I think when I get a little further into it, but so far, I'm enjoying it and even learning something.
What are you reading and knitting this week?