The Wonder of It All

Random thoughts from a mom in the great Midwest. Working on writing more while chasing 4 kids around the merry-go-round of my life.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Swap Loot!

Lookie what the UPS man brought yesterday!

Swap loot!

My partner, Laurie (Sassyknitter) sent some wonderful goodies from North Carolina. Yummy coffee, chocolate, cocoa, cookies, pretzel balls... a journal, sheepy Post-its, cuticle cream (so needed right now!), point protectors, an adorable crow bag... and yarn! Yarn galore! 2 skeins of a black, tweedy Cascade 220, two skeins of Crystal Palace Musique in Moss, two sekins of Crystal Palace Fling in Roses, and a skein of Lang Pearl in a pretty purple shade. Love it all!

Here's a closer look at the yarn-

I'll have to make something for the girls with all that pretty yarn! The swap was fun again, and I will definitely try to get into it again.

Now, I must do some straightening up. Turkey Day is tomorrow (though the girls keep calling it Chicken Day), and my parents will be here in a few hours. Gotta spiff it up a bit! Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Yep, still here!

Gosh, I am not great at writing! Definitely should work on that.

I have done a bit of knitting since I finished Soph's hat. I did a fast, soft hat for a friend's baby; alas, no pic taken! It was made from Berroco Pure Merino, in the colors of Teaberry and Ensign Blue. I made a tiny tassel for the top, and it is cute on the sweet baby. Next up- finishing Goodwin's hat. It's a multi-blue and orange, made from Softee-Chunky. It'll be quick, and I'll probably make him two, since I will have plenty of yarn left over. The second will most likely be orange and green, possibly in a pumpkin sort of way. Can you tell the boy likes orange?

Holiday knitting? To be determined. We should be doing our gift drawing on Thanksgiving, which is next week. Eeep! How did Turkey Day sneak up so fast? I can't wait for it, though. The food, the company, the babysitters... sigh. Yep, a few dates will be planned! Yay! Anyway, as far as holiday knitting- maybe some hats for the niece and nephews. If I get in gear, I could probably whip some out pretty fast. Must ask about color preferences soon!

Here's another of my coffee/yarn still life pics from this morning, just for fun.