Wednesday, 18 July 2007

All sorts of miscellaneous stuff

I made the mistake of visiting our lys -- where Lexa works, and look what sneaked home with me (nope, not the kitty - he lives here, and follows me everywhere!)
I couldn't just leave them there -- the SWS Natural Pink was in the discount bin because it was the only ball in that dye lot, and the That's Pink Classic Wool is a new colour they just got in yesterday - so it had to come (plus, it matches my new knitting/beach bag so well -- I needed it!).

I can't recall if I mentioned that I have a sock finished ... the Breeze pattern from the Summer Knitty is done, and I am getting close to half done the second one. Hopefully will be done by the weekend. They are a cute pair of socks - I really like the heel detailing, and the cable/laddering on the front of the sock is cute too, and makes for a very "unboring" knit. I don't think they would take very long to knit if you could just sit and work on them , but I have been quite busy with work and home stuff, and haven't had any time to just sit and knit, so I have grabbed a row here and there. The details re: the yarn are here (can you believe it is that long ago since I bought the yarn -- I was so excited to start them, and am STILL working on them ... man, where does the time go?)

Oh, I am so jealous/excited for of my friend J. (remember J.? She went with K. , Lexa and me to the Lucy Neatby workshop) -- she got a drop spindle and some fibre over the weekend and learned to spin! She brought it to work to show me on break -- very nice! I might go with her on Sunday to learn how to do it and buy my own gear (for learning, she is spinning natural coloured fibre, but when she gets the knack of it, she has some hand-dyed stuff in "Gummy-Worm" colourway (orange, blue red -- really pretty). She is pretty good at it already -- and so sweet to ask me if I want to go with her on the weekend to learn (well, I am not sure if she asked, or if I said "Can I go with you on the weekend?" LOL I hope I didn't invite myself! eek! I might have!) Regardless -- we will have some fun - I have been contemplating learning to spin with a drop spindle, and now, here's a chance.
After 2 days of vacation from work, I returned today to find an envelope on my desk this morning from K. -- stitch markers that I had admired way back in May at the Lucy workshop! (I will try to post a picture of them a little later - the macro on the camera is giving me grief today!) very pretty pale pink beads on silver wire (and a clear bead one too for special markings!). I am lucky to have such a good friend! (and she might come with me to see the Harlot in Halifax on Aug. 7th!)

7 comments:

Donna said...

I can't go! #@!*#@! I will only be a week post op from my knee replacement surgery and no way will I be able to go! @#!*@#!

Da-- it all to he--!

lexa said...

I'm anxious to see what the yarn department ended up being sales-wise today. When I left we were having our biggest day ever in that department (cuz that huge Canadiana order got picked up). I bought four Handicrafter and paid for two balls of sock yarn I'd gotten awhile back. Plus there were some other customers in today, too. (I wondered if you'd come get that SWS -- I always tell you if there's something that might interest you in that discount bin!)

Maybe if you learn how to drop spindle spin you can show me. That may be a dangerous thing to learn, though...

Kris said...

The sock is beautiful.

Tina in Wonderland said...

Your Breeze sock turned out beautiful!! I really like the yarn you used. I'm nearing the toe on my first one and absolutely love that pattern!

Vera H. said...

Your Breeze socks are super cute!

Steph said...

Hey Heddy - you can hang with the KOLers at the Harlot event if you are in Halifax on your own!

monica said...

Heddy, I recieved my package yesterday, thank you so much. We love all the Canadian goodies. Your socks look wonderful. I hope you are able to go see The Harlot, that would be great fun.