It was almost like 2nd Christmas yesterday as we celebrated 3 birthdays, an anniversary and I brought some late Valentine’s Day gifts too. And this after the start of the Olympics, President’s Day, Chinese New Year and Mardi Gras!
And I wanted to be purple for the day, so I wore this beaded tank from Forever 21
and some light purple jewelry: this beautiful beaded necklace from Cameo Sisters Designs and ring from a trip to Chicago
My Dad had bought my Mom some little purple glasses
and I brought purple wine (and yea, my grandfather likes the box stuff )
And of course there were presents!
I got this gorgeous lilac Le Creuset casserole dish for my Aunt Liz.
On the Yummery site, Erin from Erin Cooks explains that this color was only recently made available in the US and right now Sur La Table has the exclusive on the lilac and the darker purple cassis colors, fab!
Instead of the Landscapes Yarn in the pattern a very helpful woman in the shop recommended the yarn on sale this month: Wool-Ease Thick and Quick. It’s a lamb’ s wool/acrylic blend, also a Super Bulky weight and surprisingly soft: it knit up in about 5 hours, so yes (relatively), quickly!
I say pearl because at some point the shape reminded me of Pearl, the pink octopus in Finding Nemo. It was even able to stand up on its own! Let’s compare:
Actually, this would probably make a pretty good amigurumi. Eventually I got to the end of the knitting part and was all proud, until I realized that I hadn’t joined the round. Oops…
It was sewn up quickly, just ironic since I was already using circular needles, so why didn’t I think of that before? But it turned out fine and then I added this cool 2-tone pink/blue ribbon from Paper Presentation.