I decided to change the look of my blog to Almost Spring. Today the weather here is in the 50s and tomorrow it is supposed to be close to 70! Woo Hoo!
My thoughts are starting to turn toward the anticipation of walks in the park on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, sitting out on the glider with a cup of coffee and my knitting, turning the soil in the garden areas, starting seedlings and planting.
The other day I went over to Target to look at their lamp selection and I found a comforter just the size I need and in my colors, and the clearance price was too good to pass up — $7.50. That’s right, I said $7.50! I only found one sham to match the comforter and it was priced at a whopping $2.48. I figure I will hit a couple of the other local Targets and see if they have another sham — if not, I can live without it for that price. I had not planned to buy a new comforter — I have a white duvet with a green border that I really like — but the colors are perfect and at that price, there was no reason not to buy it. I have some sheets that will go with it, and I also purchased a knit throw in a khaki color for $4.98 to go with it. I would normally knit something like that if I wanted it, but I couldn’t even purchase the yarn for that clearance price.
Tonight is the monthly Final Friday art crawl in our city. Soldier Daughter is driving down — yay, I finally get to see her — and we are going over to an art reception where my mother has a couple of pieces displayed. She has a drawing of Ryan that is just darling and it is in the exhibit. Then we are going to dinner and then to a movie. Soldier Daughter loves the Philippa Gregory books and is dying to see The Other Boleyn Girl. It will be a pretty late night for me. May need coffee at dinner!
When I was getting items for my dishcloth swap package, I bought myself a couple of skeins of the new Sugar and Cream Stripes — in a lovely green and white colorway. I am nearly finished knitting some of that up in a Squidge cloth (free pattern on Ravelry). Will post a pic of that over the weekend — need to put new batteries in the digital camera.