Thursday, June 22, 2006

Socks! And other things.

First, I had a bad day yesterday. I was snappy but the second I saw the mail, my bad mood disappeared. My sockapaloooza socks had arrived! Sandy in Sweden sent me two great pairs of socks. See?



Thanks Sandy!!!

Next, another mail delivery for me. When I got into work earlier this week, there was a package waiting for me on my desk. Royal Mail. I couldn't remember what I ordered, and eagerly opened it up. This is what I found:


Twas a thank you giftie from the wonderful Wendy. I <3 Wendy.

WIP's? Cozy, in Blue Sky Cotton.

This needs to be tinked back to where I joined the second ball. I layed it out last night to look at it, and hubby said, oh, it doesn't look right here, and here, and here. Yeah, when hubby can see the mistakes, it ain't good.

Knitting portion of this is done, I just need to do the lining: another Roxy bag, this one for the little guy's kindergarten teacher. It's upside down, as it's blocking.



And lastly, I was discussing with Valerie this morning what I should take with me for this weekends wedding festivities. She suggested working on the tea shawl again. I pulled it out tonight, and it looked like this:

I decided to frog it, but took this pic just after I pulled the needles out:

It's a bit blurry, but it gave me the motivation I needed to work on it again. It measured 29 inches across (unblocked obviously), and I was 1/4 of the way thru the diamond pattern. This is what it looks like now:


Now, lets see how far into the shawl I get before I banish it to the bottom of the basket again....

15 comments:

Jennifer said...

What lovely socks from your sockpal!

goodkarma said...

I'm confused... why did you frog the shawl? All that work... Of course, I probably missed something important with my brain working at approx 50% capacity today. :)

Nice sock pal socks!

Terby said...

I really like the cozy pattern. Are you finding the Blue Sky cotton to be a good sub?
Cool socks!

Laura said...

You're going to knit at the wedding? (kidding) Sorry the Barbie shawl isn't going your way, but I do think it would have clashed with the dress.

I wonder what I have to do to have pink silk sent to me...

Bezzie said...

What Goodkarma said--why'd you frog the shawl? It didn't look bad at all or where there other unobvious reasons we couldn't see?

Love the socks! I totally dig her sock labels as well--clever!

Valerie said...

Karen! I told you to rip to the LIFE LINE, not the whole thing! Don't blame the destruction of that gorgeous shawl on me. :)

I'm still waiting (im)patiently for the USPS to wise up and deliver my silk.

wendy said...

ouch....that hurt to see.

Elizabeth said...

Holy Guacamole! GASP! You are a fierce, iron-willed woman to frog that. Twice the knitting fun from one skein of yarn, I guess.

Mary said...

OMG! That shawl looked really good to me! Why did you frog it?

Gina said...

I am the Queen of Merciless Frogging, but the sight of your latest ripping work made me flinch with pain.

Pam said...

Oh my word, I gasped when I saw the frogged shawl. I thought it looked beautiful!

Zonda said...

Glad you got your socks! Nice!

Oh the shawl looked so nice..I had to read twice...eek that musta hurt to frog that! {{hugs}}

Sandy said...

I'm so glad that you liked them! I had fun making them. I'm busy working on baby socks with the leftovers, soon to be a first time grandma.

Roxy said...

Socks from Sweden rock!

*pinches your bum again*

Jen said...

Wow, what an amazing shawl!