Yesterday was a good day indeed. It was the last day of the kids’ winter break, so we celebrated by going to see Mockingjay Part 2. Since I’m still in the boot and not driving, the girl drove! She’s been getting more practice lately and is doing very well, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still get a little freaked out. I try to stay calm, or at least pretend, but there are those moments, you know. Anyway, she did well, and we got there and back safe and sound. And the movie was fantastic! Dark and grim, but we were expecting that. What I wasn’t expecting was to enjoy it more than the book. It was really well-done.
There was still good light when we got home so I stole the girl again for a little photo shoot. I had three cowls that needed photos before they could be posted on Etsy, and she’s the best model I have. Plus, I’d needed to wait for the snow to melt before trying to maneuver around outside in the boot. She was a good sport, and I got some great photos. Purple Paint Cowl. Ravelry notes here and Etsy listing here. Chunky Indigo Cowl. Find it on Ravelry or on Etsy. This is my favorite of the three cowls. I love the colors, the pattern, the length, the feel of the silk/merino yarn…everything. You can find my Ravelry notes here, and the listing on Etsy here. If you need the pattern, contact the Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe. It was free with the purchase of the yarn needed. It was called the Textured Multicolor Cowl, and the yarn was a somewhat pricey (but totally worth it) Diana Collection Silk and Merino from Yarns Northwest.
Now my Etsy shop is fully updated, and I even started offering free U.S. shipping. Today my husband is back at work and the kids at school, and that means I have lots of time to make more things for my little shop! I’m housebound for at least another two days. I go back to the orthopedist on Thursday for another x-ray and I’m really hoping I’ll be allowed back into a shoe and driving at that point. Keep your fingers crossed for me!