Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Happy Surroundings

I saw a quote today: "Surround yourself with those that make you happy." It was some meme-y infographic floating around on social media. To me, "those" can mean either people or things.

And then I thought: "Hey, not only should I surround myself with stuff that makes me happy, let's spread the cheer a bit!"

So, without further adieu, here is today's bit of happiness--a shawl I just blocked:

I knit it over a year ago, and then it languished in the project bag because blocking is hard and I'm not very patient at it. (For non-knitters: blocking is where you gently wash the piece, then lay it out and shape it, and once it dries, the pattern in the lace pops out and shows up better.)

I wish I hadn't let it sit so long, as I LOVE the result. (I'm a bit of a Dr. Who fan, can you tell? Yes, those are TARDISES.) I'll put all the details at the bottom for those knitters out there who want to know more.

Let me know: what is making YOU happy today? Please comment and share!

Shawl Details:
Pattern is Bigger On The Inside
Yarn is  Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight ; colorway: Tardis Blue
(This yarn is one of my all time favorites. I use it mostly for socks but it does well in shawls, too! Also, my camera cannot do the color justice. Go check out all their beautiful colorways on their site.)


  1. Love the pattern and color!

    Since this was yesterday, my happy was getting my crystal books and not one, but 2 boxes of yarny goodness that was unexpected! :)

    1. Katie -- TWO boxes?!? Pics, please! What did you get? :) Thanks for replying, I'm happy for you.

    2. The sound of a dog snoring!? And really soft yarn 😉

    3. Darn Yarn: oh yes, both of those things sound really nice, to me! :) Give your pupper some pets from me, and I hope to see you both soon!


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