Every once and a while you come across a new product in the store that is something you can not live without. My new toy is the Off Clip On!!! If you don't have one, you definitely have to get one. They are a hot commodity in the stores and are selling out pretty quickly. But if you visit the store at the right time, you just might hit the jackpot.
Anyway, I bought mine not by choice, but I'm glad I did. A few weeks ago, I got stung by 2 yellow jackets and couldn't walk for 3 days. Bad allergic reaction. To make matters worse, 2 weeks later, the day after my red dress vava voom moment, I was bit by a swarm of gnats. My face, neck, arms back, and butt were covered in bits. I had to go to my family doctor who in turned yelled at me. That's the treatment you get when you've been going to the man since you were in grade school. Anyway, he told me that I should have gone to the hospital after being stung. Well, my lovely doctor put me on steroids for 6 days which I finished last Saturday, and I've been wearing my clip on ever since. And yes my friends, I see an allergist in 2 weeks for testing.
With the clip on, there is no spraying involved. It's battery operated. All you have to do is turn it on and you're ready to go. Here's a link to see how it works.
In knitting news: The guys in my band have been complaining that I'm always knitting but I haven't made anything for them yet. A week ago, I started Turn A Square by Jared Flood.
4 down, 4 more to go. My husband saw the hats and liked them, so I guess I'll be making one more for him. The pattern is Turn A Square by Jared Flood. I love this hat. It is so easy and it knits up quickly. It's a great stash buster and uses up leftover yarn. In terms of time, I'm knitting a hat a day. The yarn I'm using is Noro Silk Garden for the stripes and Noro Amagi for the main color.
Last night I started Sursa.It's from Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton Collection, Book II put out by Noro. I think the book is discontinued. But the pattern is a major hit at one of the two yarn shops that I like to visit. Even though it does call for Noro yarn and I am a huge fan, I wanted something more summery. The yarns I'm using are Cascade Sierra . It's the pale pink and Araucania Pomaire. The multi colored yarn. I love how the 2 yarns are working together, and the pattern is such an easy knit. It's great for television watching.
I have no sewing news but I have been buying fabric. Fabric Warehouse had a 50% off Sale last week. I couldn't pass that up. I was very good. I only purchased 4 pieces and paid $23 for the whole lot. I also purchased fabric from Fabric.com. I bought some stretchy lace and some ITY Knit. I think some underwear and lingerie are in my future. Who knows.
Anyway, what do you all have planned for the weekend? I'm giving someone a refresher on sewing tomorrow. Mr. D doesn't have to work this weekend so I'm hoping we'll be doing something fun. I also have to do a little house cleaning.