That happened last week. JoAnn's was having a large yarn sale and I needed a bit more of a particular yarn to finish a sweater. While I was placing the order, I stumbled upon a yarn I've never heard of or viewed in person. It's the magical blend of cotton/acrylic which I love for sweaters, and it's tiny - perfect for delicate stitches.
When the box arrived (ON my birthday even!) the green that looked grayish and iffy on my monitor is the perfect shade of limey awesomeness in real life.
|Cotton-ish by Bernat, if you're curious.|
|Vintage buttons in 1970's avocado...the exact shade of green as the yarn.|
What are the odds?
And then, just a week ago this lovely vintage-inspired cardigan pattern was published by designer Vicky Chan:
|Not my picture - this is Vicky Chan's work.The pattern above is about $6 bucks and it's called Irene.|
Downloadable from Ravelry.com
Yarn + Buttons + Vintage-y Pattern = Adorable Cardigan for Spring! Can't wait to get started on it.
In other news, my son turns 9 soon. I made him a minion, because I can. He's a big fan.