I was so into knitting I just had to cast on something else too. I've been reading Susan B. Anderson's archives and taking notes on yarns, patterns, books etc. and I came across her mitten pattern using Noro Kuryeon which I adore and it just so happened I have several skeins. So, I found the right needles and cast on!
The amigurumi is done except for some more stuffing and embroidery and then sewing it together. I thought of making these and selling them on Etsy but not sure my hands could handle it for very long. We'll see, cotton yarn and single crochet is a tight weave and not a smooth flowing process like knitting. It puts pressure on your hands and they get sore after awhile. Of course, I have arthritis but then even if you didn't you might get it after doing this type of crochet for very long. But they sure are cute!
I also discovered ( you might already know about it) Julia Vesper of Knitterly Things (on Ravelry) and her glorious hand-dyed sock yarns! I think I "dyed" and went to sock heaven! This is just one example but she has so many I love but she sells out as fast as she can make it. I adore her Vintage and Bubblegum and Love Stinks.....great names and beautiful yarns. I'll probably be stalking the yarns for trade or sell on Ravelry.
But my very next purchase will be this............Skacel, Zauerball Crazy Socks.....sounds about right for me! This is the Parrot colorway but there are many more! Isn't it gorgeous?
I also discovered The Loopy Ewe which many of you are probably already familiar with too but what a great yarn AND fabric shop! They carry lots of hand dyed yarns and tools and I haven't even gone over to their fabric shop yet! The only thing they need now is a book store and I could just go live there.
I definitely think the yarn bug has bitten me and I can see flashing "danger" signs in my future! Oh, be still my beating checkbook!
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!