I had the greatest day today.
Didn’t go to work today — had a dental appointment for teeth cleaning. No, that’s not the great part of the day, although I love having nice clean teeth, even if the process of getting there isn’t the most fun.
I got together with Phyl for lunch — that’s what made it such a great day! I haven’t seen her for ages, so we went out to lunch and had a wonderful, long chat, scrutinized each other’s socks in progress, fondled yarn, laughed, and generally had a great time.
Look what Phyl brought me:
I am beside myself with joy. This bag is perfect. It’s a carpetbag, from The Carpetbagger. It could not be more perfect. As you probably have noticed, I am a bag and purse ho. This bag meets all my requirements for the ultimate purse/knitting bag. It has handles and a detachable shoulder strap. It’s exactly the right size to carry to the office because it holds all my purse stuff along with a small wip. It has several pockets inside. And there’s even a tiny lock on the clasp with a little brass key.
And Speaking of Awesome Stuff
Remember when I was in search of the perfect button for the kimono jacket a little while back? One of the links sent to me was to Christine’s awesome handcrafted jewelry. While scrolling through her available jewelry, this piece caught my eye. I emailed Christine and asked if she could do a custom pendant for me, of my dear little Lucy. I emailed her my favorite photo of Lucy, and yesterday I got this in the mail:
A close-up of the pendant:
The back side of the pendant:
And the wee tag hanging from the bottom of the pendant:
Is that not perfect? Christine did a beautiful job of this — it’s exactly what I wanted. She was lovely to work with — the process of creating my custom piece was great fun from start to finish. Just a heads up — if you’re looking for something special, check out Jewelry by Christine. She has some lovely things available and does beautiful custom work. No affiliation, I’m just a hugely satisfied customer!
You can see some lovely clear photos of my Lucy pendant on her site here.
Yes, There Is Knitting Content
Here’s my new work in progress:
As some of you guessed, it’s Anne’s lovely Wing-o’-the-Moth pattern, being knitted in Alchemy Haiku (as some others of you guessed!) in the “dragon” colorway. The yarn has been in my stash for nearly a year and for some reason I thought it was a tobacco brown (even though I just looked at it last week in the great home clean-up project). Rather, it’s a lovely shade of pea green with some subtle brownish tinges here and there. Perfect for the Wing-o’-the-Moth, I think!
Even though I was off work today, I did very little knitting. Must buckle down to it tonight. I’m off work tomorrow, too, as I have a plumber coming to replace a couple of faucets. Hopefully more progress will be made then.
What Lucy did all day: