27 June 2006

all sorts of things!

hey kate,
love the little hat! so adorable! congrats to your friends on the baby. :) and your afghan is coming along really nicely! i forgot - what yarn are you using? it looks great. :)

well, needless to say, i haven't been getting a lot of knitting done over here. i've been spending lots of time with that boy and have been neglecting the yarn. but i'm completely ok with that. ;) anyway, i still have a few things to show you.

first of all, i just got my first package from my one skein secret pal and it's AWESOME. my pal is the best ever. she sent me a skein of handspun, handpainted blue faced leicester yarn that's absolutely GORGEOUS, as well as two teeny little plant kits (black-eyed susans and forget-me-nots) and a sweet postcard. thank you, pal! i love it! so, any ideas what to do with the yarn? it's 103 yds of worsted to heavy worsted.

second, i finally finished my tubey sweater. (to refresh your memory, i used knitpicks wool of the andes in coal, hyacinth, tulip, and hush on US 8 needles.) when i started i was torn between making a small and a medium. i went with the medium. big mistake. literally. ;) it's a lovely sweater, but it requires someone with bigger boobs and broader shoulders than me. so my sister-in-law will be getting it for christmas. :)

third, now that i'm essentially done with tubey, i got to start on the quidditch sweater i'm test-knitting. i'm using wool of the andes winter night and fog. (guess which house i am!) i'm not sure whether i'm allowed to post pics of the WIP since the pattern isn't published yet, so i'll find out before i share it with you. anyway, i'm very excited about it. i cast on while watching goblet of fire the other day. fun!

what else? hmmm. oh, i'm knitting some blythe doll clothes for our favorite goth panda. hat, sweater, legwarmers. she'll be totally rockin'. AND i think i'm going to knit a scarf for that boy i like so much. i sent him an email with a bunch of different stitch patterns; we'll see what he likes. i'm excited. :) he's super-awesome and i enjoy making stuff for people about whom i care. i just hope he likes getting handmade stuff! and, of course, i hope he ends up liking the scarf. but that's why i'm getting his input - then he can only complain so much if he doesn't like it. ;)

i think that's all. i hope your sister's wedding shower goes well!

*big hugs*

p.s. i forgot to say that the yarn from my secret pal is from spritely goods. it's really really lovely. :)

1 comment:

K2 Knits said...

I totally envy your new skein! It's fabulous... I've been eyeing that book for awhile and I think it's time to get off my duff and make the purchase. :)