Yeah for birthdays! I got a little money on my special day and ... you guessed it .. hit the yarn store. Look at the yummy yarns I purchased! I've been wanting to try the Rowan Kidsilk Haze forEVAH. It is sooo luscious. And the Mochi, from Crystal Palace ...well, just look at it! Gorgeous color scheme. I badly need a new scarf or two for winter. I'm down to just one and it's looking pretty tatty after some very hard use last winter. So I'm going to treat myself to two new scarfs :)
For the Mochi I'm using a pattern from Inside Crochet. It's a British crochet magazine that I just ADORE and am fortunate enough to have stocked at my local Barnes and Noble. You can get digital downloads of Inside Crochet here if you can't find it locally. You need to keep in mind that British crochet terminology is a bit different than US while working, but the patterns are all very well written and photographed.
As for the Kidsilk, I think I'm going to make that fabulous striped scarf from the new Rowan Crochet Workshop book. Which is really good! I think I'll do a review on that soon. It's definitely THE book I would purchase for a friend who wanted to learn to crochet.
In other news .. I'll be taking a week off here, so all orders will be shipped out NEXT WEEK. Thank you!!!