I really tried, but I couldn't stand Berroco's Ultra Alpaca around my throat, too scratchy (it's fine on my hands and the head). So, there will not be a matching scarf for my hat and mittens.
After all this knitting with wool, I was in the mood for some lace knitting again. I've got this wonderful Sea Silk (Hand Maiden) and am working on this celtic waves scarf (one skein). Although they are not "my" colors, I like it very much. It's very silky and drapey, but it smells funny (fishy?), not enough to bother me though.
My yarn stash is like a little yarn store. Whenever the fancy strikes and the mood dictates, I go and rustle through my bags and boxes and "shop" at LYS Monika. That's actually nice. I've calmed down now and don't have the urge to buy yarn so desperately anymore. Maybe it's the time of year too. Everything settles down and gets comfortable inside. Everything slows down, at least that's how it is with me.
I've also decided to read more. I used to read 3-5 books a week, but that was, when I didn't knit or do any other crafts. I love reading and I'd like to do more of it again.
I've already been to the library today to get a few books of the bestseller list. Reading is a lot cheaper than knitting, by the way! ;o) (unless you have to buy each and every book, but why would you?).
Today we made our yearly trip to "Brandt", a store where you can buy European products, which you can't get easily around here. It's a one hour drive there and we got stuck in morning rush hour, but we were not in a hurry. We usually buy Gingerbread cookies this time of year and lots more goodies we love. I've also got my beloved "Backerbsen", this is something you put in your clear soup, it's round and crispy (at first) but gets really soggy fast, but I just love it. I don't want to go there before Christmas again, so we stocked up on all the things we like.
There's still some gardening to do, I'm soooo tired of it. That's the con of having a house and garden. I'm also tired because I have to walk Sam now a lot more often, because his last leg which did not have surgery yet is acting up and he can't/shouldn't run around in the backyard. So we walk around the neighborhood, which is fine with him, but I've still got Biko to walk too. Anyway, we've got an appointment at the vet's for their yearly checkup next Monday. We'll see what's up with Sam, the poor guy! He's only 4 years old and full of energy and can't use it because of his gimpy legs. So, I'm going to go and stuff some more leaves in paper bags, what fun!