This is my favorite so far. It's exactly the color of Cookie Monster's fur with some darker purple streaks. It was immersion dyed in the microwave with Wilton's Royal Blue. The best thing about this skein, other than that it's gorgeous, is that it was so easy to do and I think I could probably repeat it with very similar results.
I went to Borders yesterday and picked up Nancie Wiseman's The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques. I'm almost finished with the knitting part of the baby sweater and as usual, I have no clue how to put the pieces together. I really hate sewing. I did not sign up to sew when I started knitting. I had a two hour lesson on seaming with Peggy in December, but I don't remember a thing. She got all of my seams started and then they weren't too hard to finish, but starting them myself seems to be a bit of a problem. Hopefully this book will shed some light.
Yesterday was the day off. Musicians typically have Mondays and/or Tuesdays off which is great if you want to wander around in a nearly empty Borders for an hour (which I did), but it's not so great if you want to do anything that normal people do on weekends ( like Maryland Sheep and Wool, for example). Anyhow, on my day off I also spent a good amount of time browsing on iTunes and I bought a new "CD." It's rare that I find a CD where I like every track, and so far I'm not skipping any of the songs on Joshua Radin's We Were Here. It's light and folky and backed up by lots of cello and violin lines with no hard edges whatsoever. Just my style. I don't mind hard edges in classical music, but I really do not enjoy anything that rocks too hard when I'm listening on my own time. Bob calls all of the music I like "James Taylor." This isn't entirely accurate, but I suppose he has a point. If you tend to like nice, gentle, acoustic folk singers, run, don't walk, to check this disc out.