Hooray for Norway!
|Guro was my Secret Pal during the last knittyboard exchange. There was some fantabulous mixup and the last package she sent me went on a little holiday before arriving back at her door. After something like 8 weeks.|
So she re-sent it to my new address, and it arrived last week.
I'm planning to get a dressing table, and this placemat will sit on top of it.
She correctly deduced that I don't have a subscription to IK. This was the latest issue when she first sent the package!
Lovely pink pearl stitch markers and 2 brocade zippered bags for notion storage.
Some herbal tea which contains an ingredient that translates to "Cat's paw" It smells scrumptous!
And of course, there was yarn. I wanted a white background to shoot against, so I used something at hand:
This is a long colour repeat marled yarn which is black/grey/teal, and similar to the Autunno I bought in Las Vegas. I might use it for the cuffs and collar of the Chelsea Sweater, or I might use it to knit the Rainbow Scarf from Last Minute Knitted gifts with any yarn remaining from the sweater (it calls for 2 different colourways of Silk Garden)
A nice teal silk/wool tweed - which inspired Greedo to relocate to the front window.
Mandarin yarn, which might end up being used for a baby knit.
And a shawl's worth of Mulberry Silk. Now in the running for being knit into Tuscany (it has an advantage over the cone yarn because I know what the yardage of this is!)
Many thanks Guro! Takk skal du ha !!!!
It's Saartje Bootie Time!
I joined a knitting race on Ravelry - everyone was supposed to cast on at the same time Sunday (around 11 AM in my time zone), and see who could finish a knitting a pair first. I knew I would still be at the hospital then, but thought "Well, maybe I can get away by 2 or 3, and work on them all evening"...
...and the on call gods laughed. Ha ha ha ha!!
I finally cast on for them on Monday evening. This is an orphan skein of Regia 4 ply. I'm also going to knit a Norwegian Baby Cap to go with it. We have friends who are expecting a baby boy in October.
And I managed to pick up some buttons (as well as some other great things) at Value Village today!