I hadn't planned on being away so long. We took our daughter to Chicago for a few days for her spring break. By train it is about four hours to get to Chicago from our home. The train is never on time though, there is always a delay. I really don't mind it because I can read or knit, this time with my sweet daughter asleep on my shoulder. At 19, it's a rare moment to have her for so long and I certainly enjoyed it. I kept telling her that the best part was the train ride because I had her all to myself.
I finished knitting my Follow Your Arrow shawl, it just needs blocking. It was a lot of work. I'm a bit disappointed with it because it is not as big as I would like and doesn't wrap well. It doesn't work as a scarf either. Hopefully blocking it will make it much larger. I found Miss Babs online for yarn. Oh my goodness, this yarn is so pretty, it's called "Shining City". Talk about great customer service. I even received a little gift of yarn and a stitch marker. I love those special touches. I'm thinking of knitting socks with it.
I happened to be standing on the rug in the front hallway yesterday and thinking how one wall could use a mini quilt of some kind. As I glanced down at my feet, I was inspired by the rug and began pulling fabrics. I need to search for the right pattern but currently I'm working on a special baby quilt so it will have to wait. I finally caved in and bought Lizzy House "Cat Nap". Would you look at those three blind mice with their little glasses and canes! It's a different color palette for me, but I love the fabric. What have you been up to?