Ok, I have been trying to post some lovely pictures for the last TWO days and they won't friggen post. I was able to upload one of them, but it disappears the second I start to type. So, my apologies, I again don't have the pictures that I NEED to show you all.
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Tuesday, February 07, 2006
(Imagine picture here of my Secret Pal Package)
Here is my first package from my fabulous secret pal 7. In it she sent so many wonderful things and I couldn't be happier! There was some Paton's Classic Merino in bright pink and purple, a set of DPNs in size 6, the current issue of IK (yipee!), a pattern book with great quick patterns (I forget the exact title since I am without pictures right now and it's at home and I'm at work...), some purple Matrix yarn, a couple balls of mercarized cotton yarn for some dishcloths, 3 balls of some gorgeous lilac alpaca, lovely knitting notecards, and two skeins of Lorna's Laces in the Green Valley colourway. Lorna's Laces, even in superwash wool, is so soft! I think I love it. I think that was everything, but I might be forgetting something since there was so much! Thank you for everything Secret Pal, for the wonderful gifts, but mostly for being such a caring person with so many kind words for me whenever I need them. I hope you have a great day!
(Imagine picture here of some gorgeous handspun)
Here we have some Nevermore yarn from Amy's Etsy shop that I purchased for myself. It is called Betta Fish and is a gorgeous blend of various natural fibers with a nylon filament spun in for shimmer. It is a gorgeous blend of purples and blues and I can't wait to knit it up into a lovely scarf. It turned out that she lives in the same city as I do so that's extra cool! I paid her shipping cause I figured it was only fair since gas costs money too and I got a pretty little package hand delivered to my mailbox, but inside was a beautiful mini skein in pinks, greys, and purples to cover the extra money I paid. Definitely not expected or necessary! I would recommend her to anyone!
(Imagine picture here of about 3.5 inches of my very first SOCK!)
Yessiree, Bob, that's a sock! It's a nice big, thick hunting sock for Davin, since I promised him a pair since I started knitting. The cuff went rather quickly since it was ribbed, but now that I'm on the stockinette it's pretty tight knit, so it's going a bit slower. I'm using a generated pattern from the Sock-u-Lator, knit cuff down. I can't wait to get to the fun parts!
I've also been working on Jenn's baby blankie. I'm now on the second repeat and I've switched to the other colour. This is one bold and tacky blanket, but she'll love it. I guess it's not really too tacky, just wild. And, as always, I've been working on my dishcloths. I did finish one within Show Your FO week, but I'd already posted pics of an identical one, so I figured there was little point. Plus I was wallowing in a pool of self pity due to having little knitting time and wanting to cast on for something new (counterproductive, ain't I?).
I would like to thank all my great blog pals who have been so supportive to me lately. You are all endlessly kind.