The weather has been fantastic warm, sunny and cool in the evening… so far no plans for the weekend.
I have chili cooking and cornbread baking and some cooooold beer in the fridge.
This will be a good friday night!
I recently mentioned that I am working a sort of secret project for a swap. I love swaps, or really any reason to make something for someone that doesn't knit or crochet. 
Plus I like putting together packages.. 
I broke my stash diet to buy some yarn for this but I figured since it isn't for me it was okay
although I have been doing pretty good lately and crafting with stuff from my stash.
So as far as I know the person I am sending this package to does not read my blog so I'm sharing with you my finished projects because that's what I have been working on lately…I embroidered a kitchen tea towel and I am going to add a crochet border just after I decide what color to do it in.
 I have a couple of knit dishcloths that I want to add as well but for now completed is this really pretty granny square pillow. The colors turned out very beachy. Not on purpose, I just went with the colors the recipient said they liked. The pattern is from this crochet book but its also on ravelry here. My project page is here. Lots of great stuff in it. I used Quince & Co in Lark. Its the worsted weight. I love how it turned out so much and I sure hope my swap recipient will too. 


test knitting

I completed my second shawl of the year.
Its called the Auburn Wave but the pattern is not out yet.
It was a test knit for a fellow raveler and I have more details on my project page here.
I loved knitting this and the simple details really add that little something 
extra to the shawl. I am going to ship this one off to my mom. She will love the color.
Nectar in Madelinetosh Merino Light. Its peachy keen!