For Rusted Root, after some deliberation I decided to go with Cascade Sierra in pale blue rather than the pink Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece that I was considering. Same fiber content, similar gauge, different color choices at the store, and really, it's all about just the right color.
So I cast on and got 10 rows in and I don't like how holey my Kf&b&f&b increases are looking. See just above the purl row? Maybe that's how they are supposed to look but one is way bigger than the rest. Plus it looks like I'm a little off gauge so I am frogging and starting over.
On the subject of my thrifting addiction, here are a few vintage sewing patterns I found today...
I want to make this red dress, but note the length, popular in girl's pattern of this era. It ends just past the bottom, so I would definitely lengthen this.
Here is a pattern from an earlier era, for a slip but it would make a cute dress. I love the pink one...
And a dress in two views, serious or glamorous. How cute is the green one tied at the waist?
And my impulse purchase for today, a drum, specifically a Pearl floor tom, for the kids. Because 3 and 4 year olds just aren't loud enough.