Today Jon took the day off because he’s fighting a cold or flu or something. Thankfully he wasn’t too sick to go out for a little day trip! He’s always up for a trip to the yarn shop, I’m so lucky. I’ve been busy busy busy making new bags, but I’ve been craving the odd personal knitting project. I’m going to make Fiber Trends Felted Clogs for myself, and a pair in a small child’s size. No child in particular, I simply want to see how fun they are to make.
I’m making the child’s version out of Alafoss Lopi in a colour called “Light Forest Heather”. I accomplished this much on the drive back home, which was almost an hour.
These will be the colours of MY felted clogs. Very fallish, but they will fit the mood come this autumn. The green will actually be the main colour of the clogs.
This lovely skein above is from The Mirasol Yarn Collection ~ Miski Yarn. It’s 100% Baby Llama. I’m going to find something to either make for my Etsy shop (not a bag), or I’ll use it for something for moi. It’s very purdy stuff. The great thing about purchasing this yarn is that it support the company’s project based in Peru that aim’s to “take a percentage of every sale of Mirasol Yarn and invest it in the establishment and running of a boarding-house for local children.”
Here are a few more pics from our day, which include Jon shopping at our local market, and a surprise present from Jon. I LOVE surprise presents, even the simple ones. 🙂
Jon knows I’m itching to focus on this house that we bought last fall. It’s a diamond in the rough, but it’ll never look like a diamond if I don’t get any time to paint and plan!
Last, but not least, a very nice hand-painted ceramic button I bought. It might end up on a future bag in my Etsy shop, OR it might end up on a bag for little ol’ me!