In preparation for the Great Craft Room Reorganization (more on that later), I ordered some of the new cedar blocks and sachets from Knit Picks to test drive:
Lavishea bars since they were having a buy 3, get 1 free sale (today is actually the last day - just put 3 bars in your shopping cart and then enter the scent you'd like to get free in the comments section at check-out...you're welcome!). Anyway, I ordered my tried-and-true Lavender bar, and then three new-to-me-scents to try out: Aloe & Clover, Vanilla Jasmine and Orange Pomander. I'm pleased to report that I am digging all three scents, but my new favorite is the Aloe & Clover - it's nice and fresh!
lemon butter cuticle cream every night before I go to bed. If I skip just a few nights, my cuticles become ragged and yucky, so it's definitely one product I absolutely can't live it out. I actually really like lemon scents (I'm addicted to the Fresh Sugar Lemon line of products), but at bedtime, it's not terribly relaxing. I'm really hoping that the Lavishea salve can get the job done since it has a much more relaxing scent.
Last but not least, the new issue of PLY magazine arrived this week! It's all about spinning silk, which is something I haven't explored too much. Even though I'm not a vegan by any stretch of the imagination, I sometimes have issues of conscience when it comes to things like leather and silk. That's not to say I don't own some items which are leather and silk - I can't claim to be that pure - but I always try to find an alternative whenever possible, especially when it comes to leather items (full disclosure: I have spun some prepared silk-blend tops, and I do have a fair number of yarns which contain silk in my stash....see what I mean?). Anyway, I'm looking forward to becoming better informed about the production of silk!