…sometimes. ;o)

Somewhat unconsciously, I have been on a yarn diet since January. For one reason or another, I just haven’t felt the urge, you know? Besides, it’s hard to justify a new yarn purchase when you have almost an entire room devoted to your fiber habit. I was also working on my CPH so I didn’t care about working on anything else until that was done – or at least wearable since it still has no buttons so I guess it’s not officially ‘done’. Last week I started looking for a project that would be fast, pretty, and make me happy – because Lord knows I needed happy at that point. I decided on a project and started hunting for the perfect yarn. (btw, have I mentioned how much I love Ravelry?!? Seriously. Love it.) The perfect yarn in this instance would be Dream in Color Classy in the Good Luck Jade colorway which, unfortunately, was almost out of stock at The Loopy Ewe. I could only order two skeins there but thankfully I found two more at the Yarn and Fiber Company. I was thinking that since it’s hand painted, the colors won’t be too terribly different if ordered from two different companies. Thankfully, I was right.

Dream in Color Classy 'Good Luck Jade'

On the left are the skeins from Y&F, on the right are the Loopy skeins. I’ll still alternate rows with two different balls, but they’re pretty close. There’s only one skein that seems a bit darker than the rest. I cast on last night while we got caught up on Law & Order (I CANNOT believe that Ed left! WTF?! This new guy better not suck.) and as of bedtime I had an inch or so completed. I would have had more except I started with size 8 needles and found that I wasn’t getting gauge. I went up to a size 9 and that’s working out perfectly so far:

Mr. Greenjeans - the beginning

Can I just tell you that I’m loving this yarn? Squooshy!!! The pattern? Fun!! Yay! Now if we could just get some rain so I can justify sitting inside and not working on the veggie patch. ;o)

Oh and some Fleece Artist Sea Wool may have fallen into my cart when I wasn’t looking…

Fleece Artist Sea Wool 'Rennaissance'

…and some bees…

Felted Bees!

…now I must go dig. Yay.

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