It's been a productive day, so far, in the studio. I've swatched my little heart out over the past week in preparation for some new videos, for work, highlighting Berroco, Rowan and Classic Elite's new Spring collections.
I have the privilege of making the swatches for the video and for the store. It's a little bit like a wine tasting for me, I taste the wine, then I want all the wine. It's the same when I swatch, I knit the yarn, then I want all the yarn! It just feeds my already, slightly out of control, habit. Maybe I should rethink swatching.
I finished up the swatches this morning and moved right to making more towel ponchos.
I made some last week for the Rec swim team championships and they were a hit. Now, it's the high school regional Champs and six more were requested. I tried one on this morning and they are super comfy, plus, you are wearing a poncho! A1 insists that nobody can be in a bad mood when they are wearing a poncho. I think she's right.
So, there's a very long swim meet today and I have a list of a million things that need to be knit, so many babies coming, but...
How exactly am I supposed to resist this unbelievably beautiful skein of Madelinetosh? Doesn't it just shout "Spring" in the midst of this very long, cold, snowy winter? I'm powerless I tell you! (And it's a stash yarn, YES!)
I think I might just whip up a little Sock Yarn Slouchy Hat and Short Eyelet Cowl, which I haven't written a pattern for yet, while I watch the swim meet. Those babies won't be here for awhile. I have plenty of time.