I am going to jump right into my stash enhancements.
I got my last 3 skeins of yarn from Desert Vista Dyeworks....this will make 13 skeins of DVD yarn so I can participate in the pair of socks a month next year (Yes, I know I only need 12, but I have one spare). There is Color Accents Orange, Zombody Says Boo, and Laduree Macaroons:
Then, Knit Picks brought back their felici yarn for a limited time, so I got 4 in the Time Traveler colorway and 4 in the Rainbow colorway:
I think I have told you guys before that I am not doing the Strickmich!Club for 2016....one thing that Martina does is send 4 club color beads with each shipment. I have not used these beads yet, but I have a friend (Paula) that does not use her beads and she has sent me hers....she sent me her last two sets recently....THANK YOU PAULA! You Rock!
Last week I told you that I was doing a HiyaHiya New products swap. Basically, I send out an envelope with some new HiyaHiya products and that person sends me some sock yarn....well, I got my first package. This is a skein of Opal Yarn.
My last stash enhancement is not knitting related.....I have worn glasses from about the age of 9 to 32. I had Lasik Surgery in January of 2004....well, the told me that when I hit my 40's I would need reading glasses, and it was very probable that I would need distance glasses again. I am 43 now (soon to be 44) and it was time.....so I went to the eye dr and she said I need my first pair of progressives. They came in on Friday and I have been trying to get used to them since. They give me a headache and I think I see worse with them....but I will give them another week or so and see if I can get used to them.
Now, on to the knitting! I told you last week that I moved into a new building at work and showed you my wonderful view.....well, I did not tell you that it is FREEZING in this building....so, I decided to make myself a pair of Fingerless Mitts with some of my new Felici Yarn. I finished one, but still need to do the gusset and hand on the second one.
I think I may have done one or two more cables on my Doodler Shawl.....I think this shawl may go on the back burner for a while.
That is pretty much it for the knitting....however, I more things coming down the pipeline that will start tomorrow (the 1st of December).
My sister called to tell me that my niece wants a pair of hand knit socks for Christmas.....I wish she would have told me that like a month ago.....so I will be starting those tomorrow for my December pair of socks.
Then, Paige loved her baggy black socks and apparently so did her boyfriend (Chris)...she sent me this text:
So, her boyfriend wanted some socks with a pattern on it (funny, I know!).....but he is going to settle on just grey....for December in the Bags By Awesome Grannie Forum, there is a contest to use Biscotte Cie yarn.....well, I found this grey Biscotte Cie yarn and he likes it...so I am going to try to get some men's size baggy socks made....here is the color that is on it's way to me from Canada!
Yesterday was Jaime's Birthday....and while I am certain he does not read my blog (heck, he has enough of my knitting on a daily basis), I still want to say Happy Birthday Jaime!
Well, that is all I have....I leave you with a few pictures of the kids playing on Thanksgiving at my aunt's house (You should recognize Antonio and Celeste)!
Happy Happy Happy Knitting!