No real progress to report on anything knitted. I’m studying for my finals right now and don’t really want to… so, I’m just going to post about random stuff. Hopefully, I get motivated within the next 20 minutes.
I did teach my friend Karen how to knit. We went over to Threadbear a few weeks ago to get yarn for her grandmother’s shawl and she decided that she wanted me to teach her how to knit. So I helped her pick out needles and yarn. I hate straight needles but she got some Clover Bamboo needles, size 7 or 8 I believe. And I had her get some Cascade Sierra. I love that yarn because it is cotton and shows great stitch definition. Unfortunately, I found out after she started learning how to cast on, not the greatest yarn for beginners because of the “split” factor. Oh well, her scarf is coming along anyways. Great teachers make all the difference. Hahaha….
As for the color of the Sierra, she needed help with chosing a color that would work with this pretty egg shell blue coat that she wears. I of course pick out some plain grey yarn that is very neutral and that I think looks great with the coat. But Matt from Threadbear is asked for his opinion and picks out a lovely pink color. I can’t describe it. It’s #16 if you have a color card. And he’s right about the color. Grey would have just washed any color right out of her skin. I’m always going to consult him about color palette from now on.
As for the stinky vitamins, I just took one of these vitamins that I bought from Trader Joe’s when I was back home. There is no Trader Joe’s in Lansing! What kind of wasteland do I live in. Anyway, the vitamins I bought were prenatal vitamins… Not because I’m pregnant or trying but because they contained all the same vitamins as the regular multivitamins plus they were cheaper. Now being the smart shopper that I am, I couldn’t resist a bargin. But they smell awful. And the taste is just as bad… worse because they linger in your mouth like something died in there. Yuck! But I refuse to throw them away cause frankly, I don’t eat well enough to stop taking vitamins and I hate to waste money that i don’t really have to waste.