Is this the yummiest yarn you have ever seen? I have been really having a great time with a swap I have been doing through www.iwasknittogetherinmymotherswomb.typepad.com . It has been a really fun swap with really great people, organized by the nicest lady. This ,sadly, is the final month but my partner Elizabeth made sure she finished it up great for me! It felt so crazy to get not one, but two stellar swap packages this week. Elizabeth (go say hi! http://www.k1p1k2tog.typepad.com/my_favorite_things/put in this amazing Lorna's Laes and Tiny Toes and it is just the push I need to finally get some socks on my needles. The box was so full- I just kept pulling out more and more treats including these three (3!) books. The Stocking book has the cutest stocking ornament pattern so that might be a good little entry into sock knitting.
She also included the sweetest scarf kit complete with pink translucent knitting needles. The best part is that they have glitter in them! I don't think better needles exist for me.
And here is the rest . It really was such an amazingly lovely and generous box of goodies.
The little sweater pattern is so cute- complete with huge pom poms. Elizabeth is a Grandma and I think I know how her grandkids feel because she has the spoiling thing perfected!
It has been amazingly beautiful around here lately. Today it was 78 and the sun was out all day. The fall is so amazing because the quality of light is so different. Sadly they say it is going to get cold starting sunday. Little secret here- I really do not enjoy the winter. I hate the cold and all the dark is too much. Get up and its dark, eat dinner in the dark. Ugh. I dread the cold months to come. I think I need to sit down and make some sort of game plan so that I can pace myself through the winter and try to enjoy it. Or atleast make the best of it. Any suggestions?
Hubby was putting up the new shed the other day while I was at work and he was home with the kids and a piece of sheet metal fell and cut the back of his hand. It really did a number on him and I had to come home from work so he could go get stitches. It was so bad he had to get stitches inside the cut and on the outside. Yikes! I felt pretty bad for him- it looks very painful. I hope no one is too sensitive to this, but I will say there were copious amounts of blood. As I was looking at the mess the blood made all over the shed and on the deck, I saw that , in his clueless husbandly way, he grabbed MY GRANDMA'S VINTAGE LINEN TEA TOWEL to wipe up some of the mess. For a split second I almost didn't feel sorry for him anymore. But that is just silly. But ,wow, that was a really cute little towel before yesterday. I thought that you guys could appreciate that. Have a great friday!