Have you noticed I gave up documenting each day? Simply put, I got lazy. I guess vacations are good for that sort of thing.
So I finally got to see the infamous Holy Threads Faythe is always bragging about. It's a beautiful two story house stuffed with yarn yarn yarn! I had vowed to not buy any yarn unless I had a particular project in mind. Faythe, of course, scoffed. Any good yarn ho knows that such a statement is a silly one. I ended up buying a bag, and I mean a huge bag, of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. I'm embarassed to actually admit to the price I paid. Let's just say I should be able to make several outfits. *sigh* Totally.lost.control.
I also bought some Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton dye-free yarn. It has a cotton feel I have never experienced in a yarn. The best way to describe it is to say it is similar to a cotton ball. I know that seems obvious but since when have you felt a yarn that has the same texture as a cotton ball? I'm totally in love with this yarn. Next I'm going to get some of the dyed yarn.
I've been eyeing over the Baby Bobbi Bear pattern for a while, so when I saw it I snatched it up right away. I'm using the Organic dye free yarn for my bear. Cool thing about the yarn is it comes in several different naturally occurring colors. The texture lends itself perfectly to the bear too. I've been working on it for about three days and am almost done. I started with the lower portion of the body and knit up to the neck. Then, I turned it upside down and knit the legs. Next, I went back to the neck and started on the head. Being my first stuffed animal, it has been a fun balancing act of stitches, needles, two separate balls of yarn and stitch holders. The photo shows the butt facing up. If it continues to be an easy knit, I'll make more.
Of course, I couldn't end this post without some ultra cuteness. Any posts that are related to my stay at Faythe's will end with pics of raccoons. :)
The babies recently discovered grapes! Grapes were much more of a hit than cherry tomatoes. Rocky figured out how to chew them with her head tipped back so she could eat as many as possible in the shortest amount of time. Bullwinkle nibbled with his front teeth until he got to the meat of the fruit. As you can see by the photo, Rocky is a big fan of grapes.