Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Celebration Yarn

As I have mentioned before, I have been on somewhat of a yarn diet. When I get the itch to start a new project, I go to the stash first and try to find some treasures there instead of buying more yarn. We've been trying to stick to a budget and yarn purchases weren't really a part of that budget.

Then there comes a time when you need to celebrate (like when you get a new job after eight months of unemployment). So after I enthusiastically accepted a new job yesterday, I went and bought some yarn to celebrate.

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The colorway of this yarn is just a number, so I call it "Congrats On Your New Job." Something bright and happy. And out of this yarn I have started my "Congrats On Your New Job" socks.

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The actual pattern is Monkey by Cookie A. This is my first time knitting two socks at the same time on circular needles. So far it is going well, but I think the real reward will be at the end when I don't have to cast on a second sock because it will already be done.

On an off topic note, I wanted to share what I made for our Super Bowl party. I will not take credit for the idea (I found it somewhere online).

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Deviled eggs as footballs with chives as the laces. They were too cute not to share!

3 comments:

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Congrats on the new job, Amanda!!! How fantastic! I love the new celebration yarn -- good choice! :-)

Becky said...

Yay for employment!!

Kim said...

I love the football eggs. And congrats on your new job. I think last time I got a new job, I bought a "new job dress".

-Kim.