Once again I am overwhelmed by the kindness of knitters.
When I went to Knit Happens Wednesday night, there were two packages waiting for me! For me!!
And not just any packages, but packages from far away: New Zealand and Japan.
The New Zealand package contained these:
Wallace & Gromit knitting patterns. How fun! These were sent to me by Sally, along with a lovely note written on an extremely cute notecard.
The Japan package contained these:
Three beautiful Japanese knitting magazines. And a cone of lovely fine green (my favorite color!) wool. AND two skeins of yarn that looks a lot like Noro Kureyon, but isn’t. I love the colorway and think it’ll make a lovely scarf. All these goodies were sent to me by Jun, who also enclosed a sweet note — on an adorable Knitters Review notecard.
Thank you both, Sally and Jun!
Wensleydale Longwool Kit
The hat and scarf kit I showed in my blog the other day says that it’s from the Wensleydale Longwool Sheepshop. Their website is here. I think I’ll be knitting up this kit over the holidays.
I like to knit small things over the holidays. Last year it was hats, scarves and kitty beds, as I recall. I’ve got lots of fun new yarns for scarves right now, so perhaps this year I’ll come up with a medley of scarves!
Warning: Sleevage Ahead
The first sleeve of Laura is complete. I slopped it down on the carpet and took a photo.
And I started the second sleeve. Here’s a close-up of knitting through the back loop:
And of purling through the back loop:
Critter Knitters Prize Update
As of this moment, I have six prizes yet to be mailed out. Some of those (as many as I can carry) will be mailed today, some early next week. My goal was to get all the prizes mailed out by the end of October, and it looks like I’ll be meeting the goal.
I started out by emailing recipients when I mailed, but that quickly became too labor-intensive. The mailing of the prizes has been an overwhelming task. I now know just how long it takes to package up 70 prizes and just how expensive it is to mail them all out. Thank you to those of you who contributed money towards the mailing costs. It was very much appreciated.
And thank you for your patience with me. If you haven’t received your prize yet, you should be getting it soon. Lightweight packages were sent first class or priority, heavier ones parcel post. Books were sent via media mail.
Lucy is guarding the boxes here.
Okay kids. I have the day off work! I have the day off work! That means I’m posting shortly after midnight, then going to bed and sleeping as late as I can. Then Lucy and I are going to make a birthday feast for her daddy.
Have a good weekend all!