Weekend Happiness

Did you have a good weekend? Although mine was pretty low key and spent with family, it was great. I did pick up a couple of things that made it a happy weekend.
Togue Pond #3
I have always been a shutterbug. I always remember my Dad with a camera and letting me press the shutter when we took family photos (after I pouted for a bit). And when I was in middle school my parents gave me my first camera, a Polaroid! My mother kept me stocked with film too and she always upgraded my cameras over the years. She picked out the first  Canon Elph Mini film camera (always had it in my pocket) and for Christmas one year they bought me my first digital camera! As I’ve gotten older and upgraded my cameras I’ve always still wished I had a little Polaroid instant camera again, so this week in Target I gave in and picked up the Fuji Instax Mini 8 and a couple packs of film. Of course my dog has been my main model but this morning I snapped a teaser pic of my latest Togue Pond Tank that I finished over the weekend and will blog about on Wednesday. I know I didn’t need this camera, this was simply a I want this for nostalgia purchase and I’m happy I picked it up. They have some other fun versions (a retro camera and even a Hello Kitty version) but I went with a basic version in white because I just love the instant camera experience and I know this won’t ever be my main camera.
Sweet Georgia rainbow
I also bought a rainbow this weekend! Fibre Space in Alexandria, VA is my FAVORITE local yarn store and this weekend was their anniversary sale. I saved a $50 rebate gift card to buy yarn from their store for my birthday but decided to go for their sale when I could get a discount too. I picked the 20% off needle and decided now was the time to get the yarn to make myself a rainbow raglan sweater. I bought a ROYGBIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet) color palette in SweetGeorgia superwash worsted weight. I’ve never used this yarn before and with the price it was a splurge (hence the need for the discount and gift card) but it’s super soft and squishy and the colors were just wonderfully vibrant. I plan to use the Ladies Classic Raglan pattern by Jane Richmond (have I mentioned how much I love Jane Richmond patterns and her blog too) to make a rainbow bright sweater. I figured if my color palette is bold, the sweater should be simple. I’m slightly worried about making sure I get the stripes done properly but I know I’ll still love this sweater anyway.
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And on top of my two good purchases, I had a lovely time winding yarn with my BFF, Cher. She takes her ball winding supervising quite seriously. So what made your weekend great? Share!

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Unravel

I’m a bit of a tech nerd in addition to being a yarn addict. A friend tweeted to me the other day about a new game coming to Xbox called, Unravel. I also loved the story behind the making of Unravel featured on Fast Company’s website. I’m not a gamer, but we have always had an Xbox in our house and there are always games for me (hello, Just Dance!) but this is definitely one to add to my list. A video game that includes yarn, sign me up!