Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thanks Secret Pal!

My Secret Pal strikes again! Actually, she struck on Friday, but I have been very bad about timely thank you posts. But here it is at last. My dear pal sent me a fantastic package full of yarn and candy and oh so many other goodies too! The yarn was Brown Sheep Worsted in two great colors, Knit Picks Essential Tweed sock yarn, and Jaeger Trinity, which is nice and cool to the touch. I think it would make a lovely lacy scarf. The candies were a neat mix of gummy peaches, Twix, a giant Kit Kat (the British kind even - does my pal know me or what?) , cute little whistle rings, and a Yorkie bar (it says "It's not for Girls" on the back, but we'll just see about that!) There was also a wee little leather purse with a pretty bird and flower design, 4 adorable sheep stitch markers, and a pattern for "Los Lobe Hose." Isn't that too funny? They're these little hand knit sock earrings, just the thing for sock leftovers!

Thank you so much, Secret Pal! You've been super thoughtful and generous!

Thank you so much, Secret Pal! I love all my presents!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Feast and Finished Objects

Mom, Erica and I went to the Maryland Renaissance Festival the day after the hurricane leftovers blew by (I know, it's been that long since I last posted). I hadn't been in ages and was surprised by how much the fair had grown. They had the usual mimes on stilts
and guys in kilts:
but there was also an expanded selection of foods on sticks:That's Erica at the cheesecake booth. She share it with us, but none of us liked it. I went with the classic, Steak on a Stake.

We missed the joust that day. Bummer. They did have some cirque du soleil-like action going on though.

I've been knitting, and even finishing some thing, don't ya know. The sweetheart pullover is done and on its way to its new owner.
The long Fabel socks I started at the Redskins game are also done.
They're pretty much as matchy-matchy as I could make them. I used about 2.75 balls of yarn.

The silk Best Friend Scarf had been blocked.
The colors aren't really this harsh in real life, though they are quite clownish. I should wear it to the next Renaissance fair.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

i heart small knits

The bad thing about baby knits is I tend to put off starting them: oh, the baby won't arrive for months! Then the night before the baby shower, I end up diving deep deep deep into the stash, desperately trying to find enough balls of thickish superwash gender-neutral anything that I can magically turn into something adorable. On the upside, however, baby knits are teeny and super duper cute.

The first is for a sweater and the second is for a blanket. They're for two different babies, who I hope are in no hurry to receive handknits.

In other news, the Borg have taken over fortune cookies.
And the lottery too, apparently. Be afraid people!