Thursday, December 19, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!  Are you done with all your shopping?  I am not...I need to sit down and get organized and make a list of what I have and what I still need to get....YIKES!

I have been working on Paige's sweater and the body is done....I have been working on sleeves, then I just have the collar, pockets and close, but yet so far!

This week had a couple of surprises in it for me.  I participated in a Secret Santa exchange with my online knitting group.  I mailed my package to my recipient on the 5th of December...more on that later.  I got my package from my secret santa and it was super awesome!  I got a book on Yarn Farming, a gorgeous hand sewn project bag in my favorite color (orange) and a super soft skein of Madeline tosh yarn!  I love it all!

As I stated, I mailed my package on the 5th of December with a scheduled delivery date of December 9th.  Well, on the 16th, when the package still was not delivered and I still had not heard from the post office (I opened a case number on the 11th) I decided to get together a second was not quite as personable as the first one because I did not have enough time...but I do hope she still likes it.  I mailed it on the 17th and it should be out for delivery today.  Then guess what happened.....On the 17th, the tracking item of the first package was finally updated.....the package was in Illinois?  It was sent from Texas to Texas so how it got to Illinois I have no clue......hopefully my secret santa recipient ends up getting both packages....she deserves it for being so patient and waiting so long!

I added to my stash this week.....I got some Miss Babs Coffee Break Yarn.....I could not help it.  Every since it went up on the website, I have been eyeing it like crazy!  When I ordered the Knitting Tour I told you about last week, I broke down and ordered this yarn too.  See, a lady at my work that knits with me at lunch made this shawl pattern.  The shawl really did not catch my eye that much......but after she made it, I fell in love with it.  The pattern originally calls to work it in two colors...she just used a variegated light neutral colors and it looked awesome.....soooooo....I am planning on making the same shawl in this coffee break color (We are calling it the Suzi Shawl since Suzi already knit it) ....look at these skeins and cakes....GORGEOUS!

 I have also been working on my sock for a HiyaHiya KAL.  I told you guys that I was a hostess for a KAL and I did not know it when I signed up to be a hostess or till about 2 weeks into hostessing the KAL that you get a hostess gift.  Well, my hostess gift has not arrived yet...but the lady who runs the Hiya Hiya group (her name is Qianer) is so generous that she sent me a Christmas gift!  Can you believe it?  I LOVE is a magic loop needle set for socks.  So it has each of the sock size needles in 40" cables in the prettiest case ever.  Thank you Qianer and thank you Hiya Hiya!!!!!

They are always having KAL's for socks and they have some awesome prizes if you ever want to join us!!!!!
Here is my sock for the KAL I am doing now and the Magic Loop set:

Lastly I leave you with a picture of a tape measure loving grandson and my wish list for Santa.....I hope you all have a very Merry Merry Christmas!!!!

Happy Happy Knitting everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. So Santa got your list confused last year like he did mine. That man. Gonna have to straighten him out.