Friday, May 11, 2007

Good Stuff in Bad Times

Well, maybe not about, stressful and frustrating and .....anyway, not where I like to be. Interesting how even when everything else in my life is great, really great, that work being awful can ruin it all. Anyway, enough bitching. I made sure I had some time today to post, but it is raining! Can you believe it?! In England! No, seriously, we struggled getting enough water to our seeds & plants through april - no rain for weeks and weeks, so I shouldn't complain. The only problem I have is the lack of light for pics! So I apologise for the nasty indoor pics.

So the good stuff - the postman brought me a parcel this morning! It was from my lovely Sound Swap pal, Chris, all the way from the USA! Check it out:

Cool stuff hey! Chocolate (which I am saving! yep, I am that weird), a supercool tape measure, some excellent yarn, and a great CD which I have listened to right through already and is great! Really great! Thanks Chris!! (Also, check out her great website)

Also, there has been some knitting! Its not ready for showing in total yet, but its looking good....I like it! Lucky, cause it is for me Also, check out how well the new yarn goes with the new knitting! Once you get to see the finished thing, I will tell you my plans for the new yarn...can't let a coincidence like that go to waste! Good choice, Sound Swap Pal!

And finally, a finished object! It is a big ugly baby blanket! Turns out that sometimes when you swatch, you should swatch in the colours you intend to use too, not just what you have on hand in the same yarn. Cause sometimes those colours don't work out so well together. But nonetheless, here is a big new blanket for my new nephew, Thomas.
Pattern: Big Bad Baby Blanket, from Stitch & Bitch (written by Lisa Shobhana Mason! I love her blog!), but bigger, for some reason. I think I overestimated the size of a baby somewhat.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino, two strands in cream & apple green
Needles: Addi Turbo bamboo cable in 5.00mm

1 comment:

Chris said...

Yay!! I'm SO glad you like the package!! It was a lot of fun to put together. And you are right - the sock yarn goes really well with your lovely shrug. Hmm, what are you going to make to coordinate the two?

I hope things settle down with work. It's amazing how work being rough can color everything else... Take care!