June 01, 2006
Lovely Lovely Mail. I am always happy when the PostLady brings
something anything besides a bill but on a day when two packages arrive, what could be more fun? I knew what was in both packages and none of it had anything to do with knitting but I thought I would share it anyway. There's my WIP basket in the background though for good measure. I'll get to that later.
First up a belated Momma's Day gift from my DH in the envelope. A few weeks ago I put some of my Revoltees on Etsy and while I was browsing around I came across this beautiful jewlery. Turns out my DH ordered one of Abigail's Pearl Solitaire rings for me!
It is so simple and classic. Only, it's too big. I rarely wear jewlery and never wear rings on my pointer finger it just feels weird to me. I was intending to wear it on my ring finger so it looks like I will have to wait a wee bit longer until it is sized :-( Oh well. I do love it though, very much.
Next up, my Amazon box! A few months ago I started reading the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. After the first few pages of the first book I was totally hooked. They are SO much fun to read. I am a really sucker for historical ficton and who doesn't love a good romance? Gotta love the Scottish Manly Men! I finished the third book two nights ago and was frantically awaiting this book to arrive today. Can't wait to start it tonight! My DH is going to the movies with a friend and I don't know if I will take the time to knit or snuggle into bed with the story? Decisions Decisions.
Speaking of knitting I realize I haven't been sharing much lately about my WIP's. So here they are in all their modest splendor. No feats of technical savy or complicated design here folks just simple, useful gifts-to-be. First up my very first (small gauge) sock. You might remember a while back I knit these socks for my little guy to get a feel for sock knitting using size 7 DP's and some worsted weight yarn. This is a great pattern I found over at Spun Magazine for some 3x1 ribbed socks. The yarn was hand dyed by JessaLu and has been a complete pleasure to work with. The second sock is almost at the toe decrease. And...I LOVE knitting socks! I crossed the threshold people. I never knew what everyone was going on and on about until now.
Next up, a modular baby sweater ala Lady Zimmerman due to warm the newest little one in my circle of friends as well as use up the leftover skein from my Easy V sweater. It doesn't look like much now but I know it wil be super cute when it is done. Just wait and see.
Now, don't get me wrong I have a few more WIP's but they are dangerously close to the edge of becoming UFO's so I am going to zip through these guys and see what happens next. Ok! I am off to read or knit or both. Toodles.