Wednesday, June 27, 2007
First off I just want to say that I finally got my secret pal's last box sent off today. I have been gathering things together and really hope that she likes everything I sent. This secret pal stuff is soooo much fun. :D
I got some fun mail today. Some stitch markers for the summer swap! These are from Lia and so pretty!I also got a few things from the getstitchy mods for hosting the along a few months ago. There is a yarn cutter and a really cute tape measure. These will really come in handy since I'm always losing my scissors or tape measure that I have.The best thing I got today was my first order from The Loopy Ewe. I got two skeins of sock yarn and both are to die for! They also included some cards to keep track of the needles I have, a loopy postcard, and yarn samples. The first yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy yarn in Deep Seaflower. Lots of blues and purples. Very springy and soft. It's a bit darker than the picture shows.
This one is my favorite. I saw it on the site and fell in love. It's Seacoast Handpainted in Sahara. Copper and peach and sage greens, along with light and dark rose and cream. Beautiful, shiny and soft. I have been petting it all day.So now I just need to find the perfect patterns for these. I'm still hunting around, though I've got a few in particular in mind. I just want them to be extra special socks!
Next on the agenda:
I finished my first sock for the six sock knit along. It fits perfect, and hopefully I will finish the second one soon too!I started my second spiral boot sock. I need a pair! This pattern is so easy, I'm already a good bit further into the pattern than this. This yarn is also growing on me...
Here are pics of my progress on the turtleneck tube top for the fitted knits along. I've got at least five inches of ribbing left to do on the bottom to get it to a comfortable length for me. It's coming out nice though! It's also much more dark red than this. Gotta love flash.
Well I think I covered everything so, more later!