I had a lovely surprise (okay, not so much a surprise) on my doorstep today after the mail carrier left. A big ol' box of yarn from Knit Picks! I have been watching the yarn travel across the country on its way to me. It kept telling me it was destined to arrive on Monday. But they always over-estimate with Knit Picks. It arrived today (and hopefully I'll be able to knit something up with it soon!).
First of all, I opened up the box and found this deliciously yummy KnitPicks Shine Worsted in Marmalade. It just sounds good, doesn't it? This will be the perfect color for Autumn and Winter. I don't normally choose or get to knit with something so bold, so I'm pretty excited about this one. It's a very bold, rusty orange and it's going to be knit into something very beautiful and soft and functional for a friend of mine, T. I asked her a little while back to create a design logo for me and my Etsy shop. We came to an agreement that she would design the logo and I would knit her something fun to match her winter wear. She's sent me a few samples of logos and I'm still choosing which I like best. :)
I've been wanting to find X a good toddler bathrobe for a while now. Most of the ones I've found are too small or too "baby." Well one of these books had the perfect little bathrobe! And good thing I found it sooner rather than later because the pattern only goes up to 24 mo (I'm sure I could figure out how to make it bigger but my brain isn't up for that sort of math right now). I found some deep jewel blue yarn - Cotlin DK in Planetarium, which will be trimmed in Canary. It's going to be lovely, I think.
Sweater with Ribbed Yoke. This will be Comfy Sport in Planetarium with the potential for a little bit of gray trim in Whisker. :) I think this is going to look fantastic on X, especially with his big blue eyes and long eyelashes.