1. Bubble Tea. I’m excited to announce that I launched a new pattern this week! Bubble Tea is an all-over cabled blanket that’s perfect for a baby or for a fun throw for your couch. Knit up in 5 skeins of Brown Sheep Stratosphere (Superwash DK yarn), it’s the perfect size for a little one or a lap blanket and easily washable. I had a lot of fun doing this one and I’m grateful to Brown Sheep for yarn support. The pattern is now available for download on Ravelry.
2. NaKniSweMo. I’m over 20,000 stitches in and still on my first two skeins. So far I’m loving the pattern – all that lovely garter stitch in glorious speckles. I’m not living the k2tog I keep missing and have to rip back to, but thems the breaks!
3. In my mug. This week I’m been experimenting with Chinese green teas that one of my knitting buddies has been sharing with me. I can’t tell you what they are, or what’s in them other than green tea, but they sure are tasty! (“Could I BE any less informative?” said like Chandler Bing)
4. Snow! We had our first snow yesterday and should have some throughout the weekend. So far just a light dusting, but it’s down in the 30s and chilly. Bring on the warm woolens!
5. Reading. I go back and forth between reading e-books and listening to audiobooks. Sometimes I really want to read, and other times I want to hear someone reading to me. This week I’ve been listening to The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie. From churning her own butter to touring all the historic “Little House on the Prairie” site, Wendy McClure’s book is kind of zany. I wasn’t a big reader of the Little House on the Prairie books as a kid (I did read a few of the series since the little girl was Laura just like me!), but it’s interesting hearing how her love of the books has grown over the years and her understanding has deepened as she comes to know what is fact and what is fiction. It’s been a nice light read during a crazy week, although she did lose me when she asked how long a person can reasonably be expected to talk about yarn. FOREVER, of course!