Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Thank You, Secret Pal

Yesterday was a great mail day for me! A box arrived from my Knitty Secret Pal! Thank you so much, SP! Tucked inside the box were a lovely small tapestry bag. It's the perfect size to either be used as a purse or as a tote for a small WIP. I may alternate and use it for both!! SP also sent some delicious smelling See's Chocolates. Yum! There is a box of assorted chocolates, a bar of milk chocolate, and two clown shape, foil wrapped chocolates. Also, SP sent a Clover yarn cutter which I really needed and some point protectors for circular needles. I can always use those! Thank you so much, SP! You made my day.

Daughter had a volleyball game today, so on this rainy Tuesday she set out for school in the traditional (for this year's team!) pre-game garb--volleyball uniform, fuzzy flip flops (hand knit by dad!) and hair in pig tails with blue and gold ribbons. Blue and gold are the school colors. She is having such fun with volleyball! This is her first opportunity to participate on the team. She's on the middle school B team, and so far this year, they've won all their games until today! This team was tough! Our girls held their own, but it was their first defeat.

In my knitting news, I'm still trudging along with the Making Waves socks. They are not hard to do at all, but I am slow on the cabling part. I guess that will come with practice. This is my first attempt at cables. I'm ready to finish off these socks and get to grafting the toe! I just love Kitchner! Here's a not very good photo. You can't see the pattern. I'll have to get a better shot of the detail work later.

I've put aside the Twinkletoes socks for now. I will pick back up with a pair for daughter since the present sock is way too big. After I get her socks done, I'll assess how much yarn I have left and then decide on a pattern for myself. I have lots more Twinkletoes coming, which is exciting! Isn't this a pretty color? It's called Sunrise.

I really need to get to work on the Fiber Trends Felted Totes for Christmas. I need to make two more, then it's felting time. I've found with that pattern (in the small size tote) that you run very close to using all the wool called for. I have only tiny amounts left over. I guess this is a good thing, although I wouldn't mind having more odds and ends of wool to play with for other felting projects. Here's the first bag in pre-felted form.

I have decided the my hand spun, hand dyed yarn will become a wrap--probably a small one! I haven't had time to measure yardage yet. Here are some pictures of my yarn.

In the dye pot:

Finished skeins:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Just found your blog after seeing your post on the knitty board! That yarn looks yummy. I'm in Augusta and just taught myself to knit a couple of months ago. It's nice to know there are others nearby. Do you know of any good yarn stores in the area? I've only found one in Augusta and one in Aiken.


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