Spinning, and something a bit different

Anyone who knows me, knows well that I hate shopping. Even when it comes to things I like, flowers, or yarn, or fiber, I still hate shopping. I never shop just to look, there’s always a purpose. But, even when I have a purpose, I might not go shopping.

Mr. Ink is a shopper! Mostly a shopper with a purpose, but he has no problem going shopping. And he had some coupons, so we headed to the store. I desperately need some new clothes, both work clothes and play clothes. So, I managed to find some of those, and then I headed over to check out throw pillows.

You see, I have a couch and a loveseat that I got before Miss Bug was born. Since she’s almost 12 now, they are getting old and worn, but I am not really willing to invest in something new yet. Add to that the fact that we purchased a rug I am absolutely in love with when we moved in, with colors matching my couch set, and I have a vested interest in keeping with the current couch.

Probably the biggest issue with the couch is the matching throw pillows. They are beat up. They had a child grow up on them, there’s one with a hole in it that she cut with scissors, and one with marker marks, and then in general the seams are not doing so well. I’ve been on this quest to find new pillows but nothing has really pleased me yet. And, I am in no hurry because I don’t like to shop.

But today? Today I found the perfect pillows.

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They match the couch perfectly, but even better? They match the rug perfectly.

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These are the pillows that were meant to breathe new life into my couch. Unfortunately, I could only find two. Another two will be searched for soon.

In spinning, I started a new project. It’s a braid of merino top from The Dyeing Arts. It’s got absolutely rich saturated colors, and I am going to make a 3 ply.

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A nice, thin, Shells Style 3 ply. I am looking forward to it!