I love this day! My husband and I enjoy watching football together and for many years, we have had a season-long household football pool. The annual prize being bragging rights between the two of us and the loser has to treat the winner to dinner! Let's just say I have only had to treat him once over the past 13 years!
This will be the first year that none of the kids come over for food and the big game, so I will get to have a more casual approach to the day. Of course I will still be making some goodies for the two of us to enjoy during the game, but my big plan for the day is to start a new project for myself!
I recently purchased a gorgeous 400 yard skein of Hand Dyed Fingering (Sock) Yarn, Superwash Merino from Heidi McBride of Grant Creek Yarns. It is appropriately named "Yellow Irises" and I have been searching all over Ravelry to find just the perfect pattern. Heidi is a wonderful seller on Etsy! I ordered my yarn very late on a Sunday night and it arrived here in Central VA from Missoula, Montana by Friday of the same week! And, she included a packet of her favorite herbal tea with my yarn!
After narrowing it down to the type of project I knew I would actually wear, I perused 26 pages of patterns for my yarn type and yardage and here is what I came up with:
9 Pearls Scarf Pattern by Heidi Barrett Designs
Valkyrie Scarf by Rosi Garmendia
Calsada Scarf by Katherine Matthews
Chianti by Meredith Dewald
Barb's Koigu Ruffle by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
And the winner is.....let's just say I purchased three of the five patterns and the jury is still out; or is it!