Friday, March 18, 2011

Serena and Seventy Degrees

Hello, friends!  I am finally over my cold, thank heavens!  And it's 70 degrees today!  Lots to be grateful for.

I started a group on Ravelry for fans of hot water bottles.  Seemed appropriate since I am so obsessed, I mean passionate about mine.  I am so happy with our little group.  After only a few days we have almost 100 members from all over the globe, posting our pictures, chatting about knitting.  I am enjoying it immensely.

Today, I told my 16 year old son that he was making dinner.  This required him to take the Pillsbury pizza dough out of the roll, put it on a pan and top with canned sauce and a bag of cheese.  He didn't want to, but his friends were here and they were all, "I love to make pizza."  I decided that each of my kids will make dinner once a week.  They plan and prepare 4 meals a month.  Sounds good to me.  Baby steps to having the kids do all of my work!

Last month I bought a new yarn and wanted to show you.  Really, I want you to feel it.  Some kind of wonderful:
Manos del Uruguay Serena
This yarn is made by a cooperative of women in rural Uruguay.  It makes it possible for them to get a fair wage.  That would be a good reason to buy a decent yarn, but Serena leaves decent yarn in the dust.  It's alpaca and cotton and so soft.
Note:  It says dk weight but I got 6 sts per inch holding 2 strands together using US size 5.  It's really fingering weight.


  1. Your new yarn is really beautiful. I can't believe how many of the HWBC you have made. I haven't seen one of those since I was a kid. They are really beautiful. They do look like cute sweaters.

    I'm in the car right now knitting up a sock for Marc. I took a picture of it. Hopefully I can stay inspired to finish it!

    I had a great time with Carol. We should all go on a knitters cruise. Wouldn't that be a blast! I would learn so much.

    Great idea on the kids and dinner. I had the same idea, now I've got to get it in action.

    Love you!

  2. You aren't by any chance the one driving, are you?
    Definitely up for a knitting cruise! To the Shetland Islands, please!