This week I started getting my crojo back. I tried the Color Burst Coaster pattern with some cotton yarn from my stash. I ended up with a trivet. I ordered some of the yarn they suggest in the pattern – we will see how it works up with that instead. I love it though. It is the perfect size for my teapot, and to put on buffets for the hot bows of food. Mermaid saw it and is convinced I made a kid size placemat just for her. So now I have to make another for my teapot!
I have also started on my XXX Pattern. I purchased Bernat Softee Baby Cotton yarn for it in Pale Periwinkle. I worked the guage swatch in the green I have in my stash to make a sweater for Mermaid with and it worked out perfectly. I love this cotton yarn. It is so soft it feels like it is blended with silk or bamboo but it is a cotton & acrylic blend. It keeps it from stretching and drooping and lets you machine wash and dry it. The pattern is so easy to work up I am doing it in the carpool line and while I watch tv with Hubby. I am going to do a post on it when I get it done. If you want to make your own spring sweater go get the pattern and get hooking.
I do have a question for all you sewers out there. Which websites do you like to buy apparel fabric from? I have a dozen pdf patterns sitting on my sewing desk waiting for me to make them but I can’t find the right fabric here in town and I don’t know which sites are the best for buying it on line. Help me by leaving me a comment below or shooting me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have patterns for knit dresses, knit slacks, jeans, and woven shirts.
My book of the week is a whole series – Burnout Series by Dahlia West. I have a thing for romances that feature military men (Hubby was a sailor, and I was a soldier) and this is series is about 5 Army Rangers who got out of the service after a road side bomb took out half their unit. They settled in South Dakota and opened a garage. Each guy has his own story and each woman has her own drama. I am starting book 5 tonight and can’t wait. To be honest there was one so far that I didn’t like because the guy was just rude and the girl was a mouse (even though she really shouldn’t have been!).
These books cover all kinds bases – military, amputee, stalker, woman on the run, bounty hunters, muscles, sub & dom, escaping abuse, having babies, and fighting for the one you really want. If you read them let me know what you think.
Color Burst Coaster > well trivet