Cute stuff! That’s what my Gift Faerie left for me yesterday morning! A lovely bag of fun things from Suzanne B.!
Isn’t that a great little bag? I think it’s perfect for schlepping around my sock-in-progress. And inside:
A cute little decorative kitty that says “Blessed are the purr in heart . . . ” I know Izzy will approve.
A kit to knit a little sheep ornament. This is great! I’ve never seen this little kit before and it’s adorable. The white yarn to knit the little sheep appears to be mohair, so the sheep will be fuzzy.
And a tube of wonderful hand cream! Odie and I both tried it and it’s very nice — vanishes completely, the way hand cream should. This will be very handy (pardon my pun) in combating the cold and the industrial strength soap they have in the restrooms at work.
Thank you Suzanne!
More Cute Stuff!
My Gift Faerie visited me again in the afternoon, with a gift for today, as she;s out of the office on Thursdays. How cute are these?
Tell me these aren’t the cutest little buttons! A gift from Lola L.! My coworkers and I spent a few minutes playing with them and someone suggested that I should use both the cats and the mice on the same sweater. I think that’s a very cute idea! Izzy seemed quite taken with them when I bought them home. She seemed to be unduly interested in the mice so I kept a sharp eye on her, lest she think they were snacks. But I’m pleased to report, all the little mice are still intact! Lola, thank you so much.
My Sweater Oscars!
Yesterday Purl asked me which of my sweaters are my favorites to wear. What a great question! I had to stop and think about it a little.
The ugly truth is that none of them get a lot of wear. The climate is just not quite cold enough here for a lot of heavy sweater wearing.
Until this winter. Yipes! It’s been chilly! When hauling out sweaters to wear, I realized that I do have some favorites to wear — which were not necessarily my favorites to knit. So without further ado, the Sweater Oscars!
Category: Best Performance by a Dale of Norway Pullover
And the winner is: Jubileum!
Category: Best Performance by a Dale of Norway Cardigan
And the winner is: Kongsberg!
Category: Best Performance by an Alice Starmore Aran
And the winner is: Bodega Bay!
Category: Best Performance by an Alice Starmore Fair Isle
And the winner is: Luskentyre!
Category: Best Performance by a Lace Shawl
And the winner is: Summer in Kansas!
Category: Best Performance by a Pair of Socks
And the winner is: Purple Iris Socks
Okay, I’m cheating on the socks category, as the winner is a pair of socks I made for my mom. But I think they are the prettiest socks I’ve made.
And speaking of socks . . .
Here’s a photo of my sock in progress, knitted from Lang Jawoll (thanks again, Sabine!)
Don’t you love how nicely it patterns? It looks like little waves in the Mediterranean Sea.
I wish I were near the Mediterranean Sea right now. It’s way cold! But today I’m wearing Luskentyre.
Virgin Sweater Update
I’m still plugging away on the sleeve cap on the first sleeve, and I’m almost done. I think the blamed sleeve cap is taking as long to knit as the sleeve itself. Possibly because it’s not fun to knit so I have a tendency to toss it aside.
But I shall persevere.