Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Happy birthday to me!

I was pretty bummed today as I found out that my Wollmeise yarn order from The Loopy Ewe didn't go through. My guess is that they all jumped out of my basket when the payment was taking forever to go through. I guess I'm going to have to stalk like everyone else tomorrow night. Hopefully I'll be able to get some from the actual website.

But, on the up side of my birthday, there's a package at the post office for me from yesterday, which my guess is the Rockin' Sock Club package. I'll go pick that up later. I also got these in the mail today (oh...and WARNING! just to warn you if you are part of The Six Kingdoms Yarn Club or the She-Knits mystery bag KAL):

This all came today from KnitPicks. I got a wooden swift (DH is happy about this since he has been my human swift), a couple of their lace samplers in shades of purple, and books, books, books. Finally got Elizabeth Zimmerman books that everyone's talked about. Also got a handspinning book as I'm learning to spin on a drop spindle (pictures to come), a book on dyeing yarn, a Mason-Dixon book, an Amirigumi book, and the Best of Interweave book. Lots to go through.

Also got this, too, in the mail today. It's the second project from The Six Kingdoms Yarn Club by The Unique Sheep. This one is inspired by Eubacteria. It's a Lacey Charmed Nacklace and Bracelet. I'm not sure if I'm going to knit this one up, so I might use the yarn for something else. Not sure what right now.

To compensate for the Wollmeise at TLE, I bought some, okay...lots, from ClaireR yesterday. She's a very good stalker and very generous to sell me some of her stash. Mmmmmmm....Wollmeise....

And last buy not least, here is clue #4 for my She-Knits mystery bag KAL. We made pockets on both sides above the patterned part. I also made a couple of pockets on the inside. One little one for my cellphone and a bigger one for little things, ie. chapstick, handcream... Got clue #5, our last clue, yesterday and still working on it today. We're making the straps for the bag and then we felt the whole bag once we're done. I'm really excited to finish as I really like the look of this bag. Hopefully for the next post, I'll have pictures of the final product.

1 comment:

Ev said...

Belated Happy Birthday to you!! Looks like you got some lovely stuff!

What they've been saying is that this/these fires have the potential to be even bigger than the 2003 fires. They've gotten on the fires very quickly and will, hopefully, have them under control before much longer. You WILL see the damage if you're coming to Kelowna from Penticton; when you drive into the city, remember the mill that you drive by? Well the fire started above the mill and jumped the highway down towards the lake at about that area.