|Completed large basket and almost completed medium|
basket with lots of Thick and Quick still to use up!
While I was milling around Jo-Ann, I came across Crochet Noro, published by Sixth&Spring Books. While I told myself that I can find plenty of lovely free patterns on Ravelry, I didn't listen and splurged on it. My first project is going to be the Strawberry Lace Scarf. The Noro Shiraito yarn called for in the pattern, however, costs $30 for 198 yards, and two skeins are needed. I can't see that much of a splurge, so today I drove about twenty miles to a neighboring town with a larger Jo-Ann Fabric. I knew from their web site that they had Premier Serenity Garden yarn in stock. I went with the intention of picking up three skeins of the hibiscus color. Well, here's what I came home with:
|I think I was feeling colorful.|
|Gotta love the red sticker!|
As you can imagine, I'm not making all these nine-and-a-half-hour drives just for fun, but these colorful yarns will be sure to provide a bright spot in the next week.