Sunday, January 14, 2007

Some packages, some frogging and a warning

So it has been an interesting week. I left work early on Friday because I was not feeling very well. After a long nap though I was feeling better so I decided to suck it up and got to Knitter's Night Out at HYAW. Then it was of to Amici's for some more knitting and martinis. I guess I must be getting old because I only had one and I had a wicked headache when I woke up yesterday. It was worth it though. It was a good time and I got quite a bit of work done on my Irish Hiking Scarf.

While I was laying on the couch Friday afternoon the mailman came to the door. A few weeks ago I entered a contest over at Debi's where my uncanny ability to remember stupid pop trivia helped me guess the correct answer. My name was thrown in the random generator and I was lucky enough to win. She put together a wonderful package.

She sent me a ball of Opal, some Kelly yarn that is a cotton and acrylic blend, a nice card from her and the P-Man and 800+ yards of a beautiful merino lace weight.





I am not a big fan of red but this is just a beautiful crimson/ruby colorway and I love it. It is very soft too. I am so glad that hubby bought me that ball winder and swift for Christmas so I can wind this without ruining it. Now I need to find a shawl pattern to make with it.


So I have one FO to show you.

This is what was Fuzzy Foot #2 but it has become FF#1. After looking at the first one I realized that this one was way bigger and that the first one probably would not fit me after it is felted. So tonight I ripped back to the cuff and I will start again. I just hope that I have enough yarn to finish it.

Now I need to be a busy little knitter. I am working on the previously mentioned Irish Hiking Scarf and Fuzzy Foot. I also have a gaterlac dishcloth on the needles and the Knitting Novices sock KAL starts tomorrow and the next dishcloth KAL starts on Tuesday. Wow that is a lot to work on at once but at least I won't get bored. Now for my warning. Please be careful on your way to work tomorrow. We are supposed to get a lot of ice and snow all over the lower half of Michigan tonight so driving tomorrow will be treacherous. I want you all to get to work and back safe so leave early and take it easy. Until next time ....

4 comments:

Debi said...

I hope it makes you happy Kristyn! Enjoy! :)

del said...

Great package! Hope you enjoy!

Amanda said...

How 'bout we just not go to work. As long as the electricity stays on, sounds like a good idea to me...

Trish - My Merino Mantra said...

Knitting and martinis??? Count me in!