Friday, February 24, 2006

Back in the saddle *Warning, very pic heavy*

Hello, all you happy people. The play has closed, I have recovered from the ensuing party, and all is well! I've also been doing some knitting (really?!!).

But first:
Here's the Nevermore yarn that I received weeks and weeks ago. Isn't it beeee-ooooooooo-tiful? And that little mini-skein, the colours are just fabulous! I already wound it into a little centrepull ball. I think it would be enough to use for Mrs. Beaton, for the one yarn in it anyway, but I guess I don't really know.

It's friggen sockapalooza in house o' Talitha...

That's Davin's first sock. It's grown a little since then, but it's still the same ol' grey boring sock. On the other hand, or should I say foot, here's MY first sock:

I turned the heel, but I'm not sure if I did it right as it kinda looks a bit wonky. It doesn't bug me too much, after all, a heel by any other name smells as feet -- I mean, sweet. Plus, I now have too many stitches on the heel needles, but I'll figure out a way for them to disappear if they don't do so on their own as I carry on in the pattern.

So, here I am finally able to unveil my Secret Pal packages. I have been truly spoiled so far, and I couldn't ask for anything more. Thanks again ever so much, Secret Pal. I hope you're feeling much better!
That Lorna's Laces is just too soft for words. Just, wow.

That's the whole Simple Stripes Sampler, plus some other absolutely great loot. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Here's some other new merino handpainted that I ordered from Great Britain. Signed, sealed, delivered for $12. Pretty darn good deal, if you ask me.
And a thank you present, that I totally didn't deserve, KAREN, but thank you very much, from Show Your FO Week.
Let's just say I'm gonna be knitting myself socks now until the end of days. Ok, do you figure I posted enough pics? Sorry to all you dial-up people.

I also started a new lace dishcloth pattern that's looking pretty neat. I'll save that for another day. Thanks to everyone for wondering where I was, it was much appreciated. I should be back to my normal bloggy splendor after this. Peace out!


At 2/24/2006 2:17 p.m., Blogger Karen said...

Hey, but you didn't tell us about the play!!! Love all that sock yarn, I know what you'll be making a lot of. And of course you deserved the FO Week thank you - enjoy it!!

At 2/24/2006 3:01 p.m., Blogger Lynda said...

Oh.My.Gosh.... the beauty! Honestly, there is more yarn in this post than I have in my ENTIRE stash! Ok, that's just sad on my part!

And- glad you're back- missed you!!

At 2/25/2006 12:16 a.m., Blogger candsmom said...

Oh my goodness!! Look at all that wonderful sock yarn!! That is some serious sock yarn pornage. ;-) And your handpainted yarn is gorgeous, too! $12 at that- way to go on that bargain. Your sock looks great- can't wait to see the completed pair. Glad to hear that you're doing well- take care and have a great weekend, sweetie! :-)

At 2/25/2006 11:44 p.m., Blogger Cerella said...

Wow! Your secret pal is really spoiling you something good! It's great to have you back. How did your play go? I've missed ya!

At 2/26/2006 7:13 a.m., Anonymous Wendie said...

Yay for Yarn!!! Yay for Yarn!!!

Hope the play went just smashingly well. Tell us all about it!

At 2/26/2006 5:01 p.m., Blogger K. said...

Hey, hope the play went well and that you had fun! Now that's quite a stash you're building there thanks to your SP, such sexy sock yarn...I hope your feeling happy and all that jazz :-) Oh, btw, congrats on your sock!!!!!! Yaaaaaaay!!!!!!

At 2/27/2006 1:46 a.m., Anonymous kirsten said...

Hi GF friend! Lovely little stash of sock yarn you have recently :o)

I am on Day 6 of being gluten free...pretty exciting for me! Thanks for all of your encouragement. It really does help.

At 2/27/2006 9:27 a.m., Blogger Nancy said...

I need a cigarette after all that yarn porn!

At 3/03/2006 1:22 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad you like the yarn! Sounds like all in all the play went well. Just remember in life -- things happen. :-)

At 3/03/2006 1:23 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops -- that was me -- your secret pal


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