Taking a break from my more ambitious knitting projects, I have been fitting in some smaller projects, like these booties and a hat. You can see them on my ravelry page, but I kept really bad records, the yarn info is long gone. The booties pattern is legit, the hat pattern I made up. I've been knitting booties from this pattern for many years. I think this is my 6th or 7th pair I have made. These were made for friends expecting little ones soon, very exciting!
I was in a spinning mood last night, which is unusual for me. I'm not a night person, I wish I were, but I am not at all. I am a morning person. At night, I'm not worth much, but I can do certain things that require little of me, like winding yarn and winding embroidery floss onto little bobbins. The paper things, you know what I mean. Spools? Anyhoo, I wound many, many little hanks of crazy messy embroidery floss onto spools, and then about 7 hanks of different yarns I had bought, stashed, and had not used yet, because they were still in hanks. It was so pleasing and mellowed out my crazy brain a bit. I am now looking for more to wind around the house.
Has anyone worked with Weeks Dye Works thread that comes in 2-3 strand floss? I find the idea of not having to separate strands thrilling, and so would my daughters. Pattern-wise—I was tipped to this site in the comments that has insanely cute cross-stitch designs that the girls now love, The Frosted Pumpkin, and these at Satsuma Street are unlike any I have seen before, the colors make me so happy. The girls also love the patterns in I am not a doll. We keep visiting Alicia's patterns and Hillary's patterns, too.
I just saw Francis Ha on netflix instant and liked it a whole lot. I have been watching movies while working out on the elliptical trainer in the mornings and have seen so many over the last few months. I have to watch them in about 3 sessions, depending on the movie, and I really like breaking it up this way. I get to think about the film between workouts. It's sort of the opposite of binge watching, I guess. Francis Ha was not at all what I thought it was going to be.