Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Not Days, Weeks! (Inspiration)

It's been WEEKS now since I updated my blog! Shame! In my defense, I've been busy.  Between Christmas and Cooperative Press and now Knit Picks (yes! I'm part of the Independent Designer Program! Well, will be as soon as they restock some yarn that I need), I haven't designed anything new (which is a bummer, since I have so many great ideas in my head and have no idea if they'll *actually* work) nor have I been sifting through Etsy searches for more fantastic finds. :( Sad.

I need some inspiration. And maybe some more.  And maybe one more. Okay, good.

The good news is that I received a box of yarn! This is not how it looked when I opened the box, this is how I put it all back together. And to be honest, the colors do not look as vibrant as they truly are because the natural light bleached them out instead of warming them up. Boo, pictures!

But they're pretty just the same.

This yarn is the quite excellent Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (follow the link to see all the pretty colors much truer to life). I've used it quite a few times now and I simply L-O-V-E it. It's soft, which most cottons don't have going for them necessarily. They're usually very tough and not amazing for wearing. It comes in pretty colors- again, unusual for a cotton yarn. Most times they're either pastels or singe-your-retina bright. And being Lion Brand means that it's usually included in the sales that go on at JoAnn's, which is where I tend to buy my yarn. Buy one get one half off, those sort of things. Delightful!

So this post is intended to inspire me to keep on keepin' on. I've been keenly aware of the Christmasy deadline and getting overwhelmed. But seeing the pretty yarn and talking some things out to no-one and everyone simultaneously, thanks to the magic of the internet has helped.

And now I'm off, to finish one more Flora Infinity Scarf! Will it be done today? Time will tell!

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