Friday, July 21, 2006

Hello, It's about time I posted to this post. I always seem to put off doing that for some reason. Anyway, today I got a package from Secret Pal 8. Forgot to take a picture of the package first, so here is what was inside.

Ok, First is some double sided needles, size 2. Then a cool book mark that says 'From Small beginnings comes great things.' Proverb.

Then there are lots of stitch markers in blue and clear glass beads. They appear to be only useful on small needles, and they all have a tag at the bottom saying 'Create'.

Then the next thing is a pattern I've wanted for a while for a Knit Picks Fair Isle Cardigan. I love the cardigan and now I will have to order the yarn pallet for it. I've never done fair isle so this weill be the first time for that. Anyway I was very excited to get the pattern.

The thin big thing is a folder, which says it's pattern is called 'Hot Chocolate', isn't that appropriate? My pal says it's for holding patterns or important papers.

Then the very neatest thing is the big book. It's a knitting journal, and she wrote my name on it, and the quote from the book mark. I asked for a knitting journal, and then she sends me a really cool one with lots and lots of room in it.

Altogether I say my Secret Pal has outdone herself and sent me a very wonderful group of things. Thank you so much Pal.

Oh, I promised to put a picture of my fingerless gloves.

This is while they were still on the needles almost done. Now they are finished. After I sew them up, I promise to put another picture up.

So, I need to sew the fingerless gloves up, and start a dishrag from Mason Dixon Kitting.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Hi all,

Here it is another week. Well, I went to my knitting guild on Thursday night. There were about 7 of us there, vacations, I suppose. Neither of the guild's starter's were there, but we did fine and enjoyed chatting and knitting. I worked on those fingerless gloves doing several more rows, maybe 10 or 12. One member was talking about her trip to China the month before. That was interesting.

Got an email from the woman that has my name as Secret pal. She's teasing me saying she has a box all ready to send me, but she's not sending it yet. It's not nice to tease. LOL

I getting together some things to send to my secret pal. I won't tease her about though. Won't email her till I send it.

I should take a picture of those silly fingerless gloves in progress. Will try to do so next time I post.

It's been hot here in PA. Been sitting out on the deck each day in order to get vitamin D in my system. I usually read a chapter of a book I happen to be reading. Today I had a magazine. It was so hot, I only lasted about 10 min. instead of the usual 15. Think I went out too early. No burn though.

So, I've been knitting.