Thursday, October 12, 2006

Koigu Has Arrived

Got my Koigu from Alyson on Tuesday. I love it! The Oldest One opened it, however, and green is his favorite color. I'm sure you can picture the conversation from there. I originally thought I would make a low pair of socks for me and a pair for him. Now I'm thinking I may just make socks for both of the boys from it. I'll decide better when I actually sit down to wind it and use it.


Stopped into work on Tuesday as well. I happened to get there when there was a bunch of ladies from out of town in the yarn section. They stop by every couple of weeks usually. Anyhoo, there's a felted child's hat on display in the store that has a Fizz brim, and one of the ladies asked me to make one in adult size for her to give someone for a Christmas gift. I made this Tuesday night.

The only thing with this is she wanted blue, and we didn't have any blue Fizz left. (By the look of their site they only have black and white in solids now, plus the MultiFizz.) I had to use Eskimo instead, and that isn't as long. I didn't turn out bad, but I like the look of the longer eyelash yarn better. I started another one for the store in burgundy. I already had the wool, I just needed a ball of the Fizz for the brim. That's completed and awaiting felting.

Here's an upclose pic of the aran sweater I'm knitting.


Thought I'd show you some of the many trees in my yard and the yards around me. Today it's super windy and raining hard, so the next dry day I'll be back to work. We carted off about 10 bags of leaves yesterday. It filled the entire back of my truck. It's best to keep them cleaned up 3 or 4 bags at a time or else I get stuck bagging 20 bags or so at once. So far I haven't raked any leaves off the main part of the lawn really, just on my walkway, in the front by the road, and in driveway where the big truck is parked. In the second picture you can see a white blurb-thing. That's the bag holder with fresh bag awaiting filling. It really was a handy thing to get. Last year when I went for one the hardware store was sold out. (You can also see my helpers "taking a break", so I mainly get stuck with the leaf job by myself.) I had two more pictures, but Blogger has decided to quit letting my upload from Flickr.




This is the Nemesis. It's directly across the road in the grave yard. It insists on waiting til all the other trees on the street are bald, then he lets go of all his pretty much at once which proceed to cross the road into my yard. Every year. Never fails. And this sucker is huge!

Got a sink full of dishes to do.

Happy knitting!

5 Comments:

Anonymous Cathy said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

I love the felted hat! I hear you on the dreaded tree too, all the leaves in the neighborhood end up in our yard because of the way our yard is shaped. We also get all the stray trash, yuck.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

Pretty trees. I can see how they would be a lot of work though, even with such great little helpers.

Very pretty yarn.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

I like that hat. Katie said she'd like to have one - guess I need to convince her to knit it for herself :)
Your trees look pretty.

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Oh, such pretty pictures, thanks so much for sharing them! These trees are so beautiful, fall never ceases to amaze me with its color changes! The fact that it's getting colder day by day is not so much fun, but well...
That Koigu you got is delicious, I love the color, it looks so cozy and warm - and the hat is totally lovely too! And - I'm looking forward to seeing more of the sweater you're working on, this is going to become a real beauty indeed!

4:29 PM  
Blogger Alyson said...

Bah! I didn't share my yarn so that others could share it! Tell your kids that the yarn spontaneously combusted, then knit the socks for yourself and only wear them under OTHER pairs of socks so they never even know the Koigu ones exist.

(See how selfless I am? I'm gonna be a great mom someday.)

;-) Glad everyone's happy!

12:58 AM  

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