Hey. Here I am.
I hate January.
Too much rain and clouds and dreariness.
I tend to just want to hibernate.
I found the most amusing entertainment... a ball of Noro Kureyon yarn. I really wish I had taken pictures of everything that I made it into. First there was a stripey hat - cute, but not really the right size. Next, I tried a tea cozy. It would've fit my tea pot, mug, and a plate of cookies. Tooooo big! Besides, I really wanted to *wear* that yarn. Then I remembered a hat pattern that I love - I had made a whole bunch of them for Christmas presents. I started it, and knit and knit and knit until I ran out of yarn. I had a bit of Kureyon left from another project, only it was red... the main yarn was mostly green and blue-grey. I thought 'what the heck' and added it in. And as I kept knitting, it started reminding me of something. Something not entirely pleasant. Well, at least not for putting on my head. It looked like a baboon butt. Rrrriiiiipppppp. Try again. So I pasted the red yarn randomly into the other yarn ball, and started knitting stripes, alternating using both ends of the yarn. Muuuuch better!
And in other news, my yarn ball for the swap has made its way safely to Sarah in the UK, so I can post the pictures here now.
I knew, from reading her blog, that there was a particular yarn that she'd been hoping to find whilst on a visit to the Seattle area recently; so I ordered a ball of it for her. I stuffed it with a whole assortment of stationery stuff, and Burt's Bees things, and chocolate, and a sweet little knitted hedgehog pincushion; and tied it all up in a red ribbon and a pearly letter 'S'.
True confessions time: I wrapped everything up, and then realized that I had, yet again, forgotten to take pictures; so I unrolled the yarn, took the pictures, and then rolled it all up again. Yep.
Anyhow, it's safely there, and I'm so excited to get mine soon, and I'd do this swap again in a heartbeat! It has definitely brightened my January!