Yesterday I thought I would have nothing to talk about all day, Just another ordinary day with very little knitting content. Laundry ate up most of Monday afternoon and choir most of Monday night. Choir is going very well by the way. I don't know if I told you, but apparently I am a First Soprano. That means I can hit the some of the higher notes. There are also Mezzo Sopranos that sing a bit lower on the scale, but still higher than the Altos and the highest of the high are the Rare Sopranos who can hit that glass shattering high C. Some Opera singers and Mariah Carey are among them. There are other pop singers on the list and I just can't think of who they are right now.
Then the Mr. checked the mail and found a parcel tag in our box. Here is the box. I had won a prize on Suzanne's blog
. I didn't win this much stuff though, wow!
No filler required. This thing is full!
The Malabrigo laceweight (nice stuff I tell you) stacked on either side of the balls in the center and the pink Kertzer is what I won. Suzanne also threw in five balls of Misti Cotton
. I hugged it for a while. It is beautiful yarn and she says it is great for washcloths. So that is what it will become. I am putting some pennies away to buy more though. I think it would make a fabulous scarf and would feel really nice on the skin. She also sent me some Misti Alpaca lace weight
to make something just for me. Although I think if I make pretty, but narrow lace scarves for my Mother, MIL, SIL, and Nan-in-Law out of the Malabrigo, there might be enough leftover so I can have a short scarf for me. I already have three stitch patterns in mind.
She seems to have read my mind. I have been wanting Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Without Tears and was planning on getting it for myself after Christmas. Now here it is and it is as funny (purling doesn't bother me in the least although I did teach myself how to knit backward just to see if I could) and as handy as I have heard. Two patterns from Fiber Trends found their way to me too. A beautiful lace shawl pattern that I was eyeing on Elann
the other day. The Estonian Garden Wrap and Scarf
and a Lace Poncho
in women's and children's sizes.
There was food from Trader Joe's too. Cashews (our favourite nuts), Slivered Almonds and dried Montmorency Cherries (I have plans for these two together with maple syrup and apples...), Pinenuts (I saw a pesto pizza recipe somewhere..) and two very dark, bitter chocolate bars that are just perfect for melting into coffee or eating in small bites. See that cute little kitty dish? Perfect for holding notions like stitch markers and my tapestry needle which I always seem to lose the second it leaves my hand. The book is The Secret Life of Bees
and I already bawled my way through Chapter 1. I am such a big ol' prickly marshmallow. I didn't want to put it down even though I was too tired to keep reading and 6:50 in the am is really freakin' early.
Finally, these two wool sweaters that are too good to sit in a drawer, but too big for her husband. Guess which one Mr. Conservative liked the best and wore to work last night.
This is above my computer right now. A bit of warm, summery, fuzzy for these frosty mornings.
Sam says thanks for the new toy. It's the perfect size and it's just what he's been wanting.