I thought I'd give a quick update on my (slow!) progress on the Laela Scarf I'm knitting as part of the Craftsy February Mystery Knit-Along class. I ended up unraveling my first effort, casting on again, and starting afresh after all, despite my brave talk about ignoring the errors. I'm glad I did. This time all is going much more smoothly and methodically and I'm confident about those "wrap and turn" stitches. So far I'm just in the garter stitch section, but I'm finding it relaxing. It's funny, I usually think of garter stitch as looking rather amateurish, but at this gauge, and with this fine a yarn, it's really a pleasing texture and appearance. Of course, the scary lace part is yet to come, but I'll face that when I get to it.
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It's been a crazy Etsy weekend! I don't know whether it's the 3-day weekend, payday, or tax refunds that are fueling it, but I've had more orders coming in all at once than ever before. I spent the better part of the day getting them boxed and ready to ship. I have a gargantuan pile of packages ready to haul to the post office tomorrow, plus another pending order, and an inquiry regarding 135 wedding favor bags. Finally at about 2 p.m. I staggered back to my room to read a few pages of my latest Inspector Alleyn mystery before falling asleep with my little dogs for toasty-warm company. So much for today's "to do" list!
I thought I'd share photos of a couple of other goodies I acquired at the flea market on Friday, just for fun. Of course, the big Kahuna of the day was the Little Miss Revlon doll and the bag of clothes, but I came home with a few lesser treasures as well:
The small cat is a salt shaker, and the large one is a fascinating incense burner and/or ashtray affair. There's a hole in his back, and when a lighted incense cone is inside, he puffs out smoke through his little "o" of a mouth. Very fun. Very kitsch.
The other little item I toted home from the sale was a rubber squeak toy. My daughter had the same one when she was a baby, so I think I can accurately date this one to the 1980s:
Well, I need to finish making dinner, so I'll sign off. I do have exciting photos to share with you in the next post from a new Etsy acquaintance and her glorious collection of Pyrex and Fire King glassware... SO fabulous!