Holy crap, the weather has gotten cold here. As such, I've whipped out a knitting project that I started a few years ago. We have since moved and it got packed in a box and thoroughly forgotten about. It is a wool blanket with this most awesome (and expensive) yarn that I bought a few years back - Crystal Palace Merino Frappe.
I'm using a fairly large size needle (11) in just a basic knit stitch, nothing fancy, since I like to space out when I'm knitting and not pay attention to where I am in the row. Because it's extra fine merino wool, it's extremely warm even though it's super lightweight. I've got a bit more work to do on it, but since I'm doing it in pieces (I know, weird) I can use the middle section as a throw.
Anyway, this yarn is really soft and wonderful to work with. If you are afraid of wool because you think it's super scratchy and stinky, this yarn will totally change your mind. And, if you like to knit and want to make something fun, check out this Vegan Fox pattern from Fuzzy Galore.
Got to get meself all ready for this year's Freeze Yer Buns Challenge which, apparently, is going to start before I know it! Summer? It's noon and only 55 degrees. My poor tomatoes...