First off, it has to be said. I feel so proud to be an American right now. What an amazing time to be alive. That is all.
Secondly, I’m making progress on the engagement sweater. It’s just about done, but not completely. Working on the collar, I got really bored. I also just needed something I could work on and not screw up while watching the returns Tuesday night, so I cast on for the Stacked Eyelet Cowl.
I cast on too much. This is competely my fault. The pattern doesn’t name a gauge that I could find; it’s more a recipe. However, it’s for sport weight yarn on US 5 needles. I cast on using a DK weight (more light worsted to me) on size 4s. I should have known that it was too big immediately, but I just ignored the obvious. The thing is enormous, so I’ve decided to rip out.
I want to cast on for a different cowl, something that will use up more yarn, but I’m not sure what. Any suggestions? I’ve got about 290 yards of a great, cashmere/merino blend yarn. So lovely.
I’ve been drooling over Frye Campus boots for years. I thought that, this year, I’d save my Christmas money and spring for a new pair (which run about 280 bucks. Yowza!). But then it occurred to me: the Ebay is a wondrous thing. I bid in the last minute and snagged these amazing, vintage Frye Campus boots, in the most beautiful saddle leather. They’re barely worn, and are perfect. And I saved myself 200 bucks!
Before I head out for a delicious Indian feast with some friends and my love, I want to say thanks for all of your kind words about our engagement photos. We’re pleased as punch with them, and your kindness really made me smile. Today we booked our tickets/room for our honeymoon, and we couldn’t be more excited. Prague, here we come!