Bright colors do it for me!! They brighten my day and always make me feel better. While I knit a lot with dark colors and tend to wear darker jewel tones I feel better with vivid shades surrounding me. It that a paradox, or what?
The fact that I haven’t been feeling up to par the last week is probably the reason for the bright colors that have flooded into the house in the form of skeins of yarn. A shipment from Thread Arts contained #10 crochet cotton for dishcloths, and another shipment from Elann brought Mirasol (cotton, silk and alpaca) in vibrant shades for the pictured shawl.
I have one crochet cotton dishcloth down and umpteen more to go, so I decided to go ahead and start the no-name shawl. All I have is the picture but I’m sure I can duplicate it. The actual pattern is from a book and I refuse to buy more knitting books which I will just end up selling anyway, I think I will fly by the seat of my pants on this one! At least it will be fun to see how it goes.
While sitting around feeling like a weak puppy and knitting the second dishcloth, I heard a racket coming from the kitchen. “What’s going on?” I called out, and DH answered, “Just never mind.” I knew better than to question a statement like that and stayed right where I was—praying that the damage was minimal. Twenty minutes later DH announced from the doorway, “I have dinner on the table.” I found leftover tacos from the day before and the most wonderful looking nachos that he had whipped up all by himself. He tells me he browned grounded beef with Mexican seasoning and Rotel, and added black beans. When the mixture was done he spooned it over lime-flavored taco chips and topped with shredded cheese. They were SO good!! AND it only took me an hour to clean the kitchen!!
Life is good!