I can bore you to tears…

My mom came down this weekend and she and I went yarn shopping. Yarn shopping is one of those magical things for me that makes me wish I had a hundred billion dollars and 80 zillion hours. I’d do nothing but create fantastic and beautiful things from the end of my hook.
My big find this weekend (besides size 30 crochet thread and a 99 cent big eye bead threading needle) is this fabulous Chinese yarn. It’s extra fine lambs wool, spun out to a thread weight. It’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s fine enough to do lace work but lighter than cotton thread so it will actually drape. I promised a friend of mine a long time ago that i would make her a scarf. I’m going to string these light green seed beads on this pink yarn and make up a beaded lace scarf for her. I’d like to make something bigger, but at $20 a ball, I’m not really going to be buying a lot of this.
Let me just say, I just cannot tell you how lovely this yarn is. It’s so soft and pliable. I’d post a link to it, but I can’t find anything about it. I’ll keep searching, then you guys can buy me yarn!
I started making tiny beaded bags. It’s easier than I thought, but it makes my hands ache to work on it. I got 2 finished on Saturday night and started a 3rd, but I don’t like the way the 3rd is working out so i’m frogging it and starting over.
I’m hammering out my finger puppet pattern. The basic design is there, i just need to get proportions right. I’m stash diving for the finger puppets, just using those odd ends of skeins that accumulate in the bucket. I’d separated them out and put them in a bag to pull from as I needed them. I stupidly left the bag on Chester’s kennel and last night while David and I were out at the Guthrie, Chester ripped open the bag from below, pulled all the yarn through, chewed up the bag and then managed to unwind probably 187 different skeins and twist them together. Luckily he didn’t eat anything, I don’t relish the thought of pulling 100 feet of yarn out of my dog’s butt.
So there you have it. A post even more boring than the ones I do about food!