Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Bad bad leroy brown!

So, I've been sick. Not death's door sick, just sick.

I blame my lack of blogging on that. Yeah, that's why I haven't writteon on here, even though I've checked email and written on my LiveJournal *makes angelic eyes and bats eyelashes at y'all*

First of all, I have to share with you all how AMAZINGLY SPLEDIFOROUS my Secret Pal 10 Pal is!!!!!!!

I have received SO MANY little odds and edds faaaabulous goodies in the mail, it's amazing. I feel so unbelievably spoiled almost on a daily basis, it seems like. And, amazingly enough, this is just little bits and bobs, while I wait for the BIG PACKAGE in June! *bouncywigglesnort*

I've received patterns, point protectors, needles, needle holders, two pair of earrings (awesome, totally awesome earrings!), a sheep broach, and all manner of other fabulous stuff I havne't the mind to remember right now. I seriously have the BEST pal I've ever had in any swap and oh gosh, I hope she's having as amazing a time with this swap as I am :D

*bows to her greatness*

That said, what have I been knitting? Weeeelllll, I'm ever-vigilent on my massive shawl project. It's coming along swimmingly! Of course, it's about 3 inches long at this point and it was supposed to be a Mother's Day present for my mom, which was...um...yesterday...yeah, so. Maybe a birthday gift in September? *grin* I'll have to post pictures soon because the yarn is just SCRUMPTIOUS and delicious and I love the way it's knitting up!

Other than that, I did a swatch for hte first time...yes, you heard it, I made a SWATCH! *giggle* I did a few different picot cast-ons (not picot hems, mind you...cast ons!) and then knit in the yarn of choice for awhile to get gauge on the yarn and needles I am going to make my try at top-down socks with. I got 5 stitches/inch and I love the fabric it makes...soft and warm and thick but squishy. I washed it and it didn't shrink (being acrylic and all) and didn't get fuzzy. It's even softer, if that's possible!

So, on to starting the amazing little I won't give up socks I am going to try to make top-down with a cute little picot edge :D

I was supposed to post by today about where I knit for my SP10 contest.

Well, I knit wherever! My two main places are 1) when at work, I love to knit on a bench outside next to a fountain. It's so pretty and peaceful and calm. When it's too cold to be outside, I knit in "my" chair in the lunchroom with my feet up on another chair :) 2) When at home, I almost always knit on my couch, legs crossed under me. I have the TV on to keep my mind occupied while I knit and the yarn, etc. on the couch to the left on me. A glass of water on the table to the right of me. Knit, lassie, knit like the wind!

And to amuse yer eyes,

Alpacas!!!!!!!

2 comments:

  1. sp10 pal10:58 PM

    Glad you're feeling better.

    Thank you for the compliments.

    Wishing you a nice week!

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  2. Ah, alpacas! They always make me smile, goofy beautiful as they are. Any luck with the alpaca fiber yet?
    So, yarn to the left on the sofa - does that make you a continental knitter?

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