Tuesday, August 30, 2005
you spin me round round
These wonders arrived in my life on Friday. The following is the product of only an hour or so of mesmerizing spinning and winding....
How on earth did I survive without these wonderful and adorable yarn balls! Everything from Malabrigo to lace weight becomes perfectly stackable, center-pull balls. I love my swift and ball winder. Love.
M and I saw Brothers Grimm Friday night-- if you love Terry Gilliam movies, you'll enjoy it! Then, on Saturday, we celebrated M's birthday by going shopping downtown and then went out for some awesome sushi. Afterwards we stopped at Ethel's Chocolate Lounge and picked up some chocolates for dessert....they were delicious! (my favorites were the mocha truffle and the orange chocolate....mmmmm, chocolate.....)
So, I just started my very first toe-up sock! I'm using a free pattern I found at www.elann.com. The beginning was a little rough, but I'm definitely in the swing of things now. I'm using Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn in Grays Corner on Size 1's. We'll see how it goes once I do my first short row heel (yikes!).
Of course, since I started a new sock it must mean I've finally finished my geranium socks -- I did it! Thank you to everyone who commented and told me to finish. The socks are very happy together and are looking forward to many long cold winters. (They are the same length...I'm just a terrible photographer).
This is a gratuitous display of kitty cuteness.... Kilby loves boxes. Somehow she got her ample body into this little box without knocking it over. I love my amazing Kilby!
Smober Update: Still not smoking after 45 days!
Couch Countdown: 46 days until delivery....we're thinking about painting the living room....gold walls and red couches do not mix....chocolatey brown walls and red couches do....