Wednesday, November 9, 2011

a great start to the week.

This week has gotten of to a really great start.  First, I finished up my honey cowl!  I am really happy with it.  It is so thick and cozy and cute, and I can't believe that I made it.  I definitely recommend this pattern, and it is especially great for a beginner like me.  You can find more info on Ravelry.
Honey cowl
Oh, but trying to take a good photo of it on?  Not so fun.  Self portaits, ugh.  This is the best I got. 
I finished my honey cowl! 
I started a second honey cowl yesterday.  This time I am using Malabrigo Silky in burgandy, and I am making the middle size.  I think I'm going to omit the rolled edges. 
Another project
More good things?  I had a little "me time" yesterday afternoon, that doesn't happen too often.  Spent some time at Starbucks knitting, of course.  I do love those red cups. 
Red cup! 
And happy mail!  I received this great pillow Monday from the Pillow Talk Swap.  It is from Brenda, and she did such a nice job.  She was sweet enough to include a bunch of Cosmo floss, which I was really needing for my AMH Needleworks project.  Thanks again, Brenda!
My beautiful pillow and cosmo floss from the PTS6! 
My friend Jeni sent me some Salty Caramel Sauce too... it is delicious!  And it is gone already. :)
Oh, @jenib320 you sure made my day!!! 
I got to do some farming for the first time in over a month!  How I have missed those little blocks.  I made 4 on Monday, and have plans to make a couple more today.  I'll be back tomorrow with those.
Farming again!

I also stopped at JoAnn's yesterday to pick up some backing for my Swoon quilt.  By that I mean drove 45 minutes to get there.  And what did I realize when I got there?  I totally forgot my 40% off coupon.  Bummer!  Guess I'll need to make another trip soon.

Hope you are having a good week, too!
xo, Angela


  1. You can sign up to have JoAnn's text you their coupons, then you just show your phone at the register. I am always forgetting my coupon so this has been a real time saver for me! :)

  2. There's an app for the iphone/pod/pad for Joanns, and you can save coupons on there, so you always have them. Hope this helps.
    BTW, I love your blog, read it all the time, but I'm bad at commenting. Love your hony cowl, it's on my list of to-do's too!

  3. The honey cowl looks so squoosh-able, and your PTS is lovely!

  4. Oh, you look lovely! As does your cowl. I think I forget my coupon 40% of the time!

    Brenda did an awesome job on that pillow -- my goodness, it's huge looking!!

  5. Everything looks so amazing,salty caramel sauce yum!

    I your cowl too!

  6. I know someone already commented on this but I never remember coupons so I just open my email on my phone and they scan it right from the screen. (I always seem to have at least one email coupon in my inbox). Also, the Joanns app on my iPhone usually has coupons inside. Hope that helps!!!

  7. The cowl turned out wonderfully, as did your self-portraits. You look great!

  8. Love all your projects!! I always forget my coupons too so I just downloaded the Joannes app to my phone. It works great.

  9. What a fun, productive week - and it's only Wednesday! I was going to comment about the JoAnns app but I see someone else already did:)

  10. I need to get the iphone app. That is good for people like me who misplace their coupons.

  11. Love your cowl! Looks so good on you! I know exactly what you mean about red cups at Starbucks! Makes the drinks taste so much better!

  12. You did such a great job on your cowl Angela - it looks lovely! I have been a very bad farmer's wife lately and haven't made any blocks in quite awhile - here's hoping that I can squeeze some time in to get a few done!

  13. What a great idea a cushion swop. I'm out with some friends tonight and I'm going to see if they would be interested.

  14. do you have an iphone? there is a joanne app with coupons right on your phone!, it's very handy. because i also have a habit of forgetting coupons.great cowl!

  15. I am loving the honey cowl and that pillow! I feel you on the forgotten coupons, too. Thanks for the info about the app, Jules! I'm downloading it now :-D

  16. Beautiful!
    That's a bummer about the coupons, though! I heard there's some new stuff of DS at Jo-ann's... maybe that's a good excuse to go back soon. :)

  17. Salted caramel, my favorite flavor on Earth. I am having a party tomorrow night and just "pinned" this salted caramel butter bars recipe...

    The combination of all that butter + sitting and knitting = fat pants will no longer fit.

  18. I am so excited to learn how to knit next. Will try this pattern for sure. Yours turned out beautiful!
    Now sure if you know this but Joanns has an iphone app, maybe ipad too that has coupons on it. You just show them your phone and it's great for those forgotton coupon days :)
    I should bug Jeni for some of that salted carmel sauce to :)


  19. Ugh!!! I am ALWAYS forgetting my coupon!!!! It's nice to see your face & I'm so glad you like your honeycowl!!! woo woo!!!! I can't WAIT TO SEE YOUR FARM!!!! xoxoxo

  20. Um Starbucks...and I wasn't invited. Salty Caramel Sauce...and I wasn't invited. Peppermint Kisses...and I wasn't invited. I am seeing a pattern here...and I don't like it one bit! Haha!
    I miss you dear friend. Tomorrow...I will provide the coffee and creamer. The rest is up to you. ;)