Today was so tiring, and I am not sure why. I think it is because it was a cloudy, overcast day, which sort of drags me down a bit. I'm going to feature some garden photos to cheer things up a bit; these were taken recently in my garden.
Today I bought a nice little yay-for-me gift for myself! I purchased the new CEY pattern booklet, Make It Modern! I have been drooling over this magazine ever since I first laid eyes on it, and waiting for it to be put out on the sales floor. I was a bit concerned that I would miss out on getting a copy, as I did with this book. Today I finally broke down and asked the manager if I could please just buy it & she said yes! So yay for me!
I know some of you will be thinking, Nessa, you don't even use patterns usually. And if I am dying to own this pattern booklet, it is because the designs are so adorable that I just *have* to have them in my arsenal! I think I would knit pretty much everything in this booklet! Every design is *so me*. They are all quite feminine, pretty, and yet comfy looking. I can't wait to start knitting from it.
Also, as some of you already know, I have jumped on the Ravelry bandwagon and am knitting the E.Zimmerman take-off sweater. I am very excited about it, and I'm sure I queued this pattern the day she made it available! I'm making it out of dark teal Cascade 220 & it is knitting up pretty quickly so far. I think it will be a very wearable sweater, that I will use all the time.
Again, I wouldn't normally use a pattern, but the design is so loveable that I couldn't resist!
And, here are some pics of my friend Sarah, wearing her beret! I think it looks so fabulous on her, & it suits her so much more than it suited me :-)
Well, I think I'll toodle off & make some Vegetarian Garam Marsala. Yum!