I subscribe to Deramore's emails and the other day they were offering free shipping! I'm always looking for a bargain but did I really need any more yarn/thread? What caught my eye was this Scheepjes Maxi Bonbon thread. At $1.49 a ball, it was very reasonable. I believe there are something like 87 colors to choose from! That's why I feel like a kid in a candy shop.
I only bought 7 balls of 6 different colors; snow white, bluebell, willow, rugby, old rosa, and linen (2 balls). The thread is 100% mercerized cotton and it is a very smooth thread with no bumps. And, it has a bit of a satin sheen. So far, it's been quite lovely to work with. I'm using a size 8 steel crochet hook = 1.5 mm.
I just finished a Valentine project for my grandchildren and will post it next month (I don't want their Mom to see it!) And, I cast on this new shawl pattern, Nurmilintu, with Rowan Fine Art yarn in the kingfisher colorway. I love this yarn; it so nice to knit with and has not only a change in the colors but a little bit of sheen, too.
Maybe you're wondering about our weather and all the rain we received? It poured on Sunday. Being from the Seattle area, I'm used to rain but when it rains down here, it is something else. According to the weatherman, I think it was called an atmospheric river and it came from the south Pacific. It rained so hard that the pool overflow couldn't handle the water and the drains cold barely keep up with the water! The pool was overflowing. It was a bit scary but luckily, we live in an area where there are numerous storm drains/channels and we were ok. It was quite different for the people in the fire damaged areas like northeast of Pasadena. They had horrendous floods and mudslides. It was so sad to see it on the TV.
On a bright note, look at how green everything is now! We've waited so long for this rain. It's been 7 years this month since we had this kind of moisture.
Lilly is enjoying life as normal. Sleeping whenever she can get in a cat nap. How I wish I could be Lilly and have her posh life!
I wish each of you all the best. Feel free to comment and share what you've been up to.
With my best wishes,