We arrived torn and frayed at midnight, toting a bag full o' barbecue and a great big psychological hangover. Family visits can be taxing. But Texas is pretty darn fun.
I missed my ripple afghan so much that I actually began another one in San Antonio--but the guilt of the Rowan Ripple weighing heavy, I had to go on the cheap. We went to Hobby Lobby, where I purchased many skeins of Sugar n' Cream yarn. Granted, it's cotton. But in a moment of confusion, addled by the Texas sun, I decided to use only variegated yarns of all different color combinations. I have very mixed feelings about this new ripple...okay, I'm being polite to him. I just don't like him. I really don't. And now I'm committed to this bad relationship. Here he is, the boorish new boyfriend:
Waiting for me when I arrived, though, to soothe my compromised crafting, was a package of sale Rowan:
The photo doesn't quite capture the cheery colors, but I have high hopes for their incorporation into Good Ripple.
Here are some of my favorite things in Texas...
Loveliness in the Texas heat:
Old Guy resting on his log at the San Antonio Zoo:
Ahh, Sonic, you give us the gift of the unnaturally-hued Cherry Limeade: