Saturday, August 04, 2007


First I want to show a picture of the stuff that went to my Sockapalooza Pal. I packaged it up at work on Friday and mailed it to her, so she should get it the end of next week/beginning of the next. Along with her socks I sent a copy of the pattern, a postcard, leftover Austermann Step in case of emergencies, some Kroy Tutti Frutti Jacquard sock yarn, a keychain from my town, two Zer0Markers, and candy, of course. All packaged up inside the lighthouse box. Then inside another box for shipping.

I got my eBay yarn in the mail on Friday, too. This is Noro Sakura in color #04 to make a Sakura Cherry Blossom Shawl. I've never knit a shawl before, so I think this one is good to start with. It uses bigger needs and is fairly basic. (She says it's great for beginners.) I'm not really a shawl person, but I love the color of hers, so I had to get the same! I am itching to start this, but I am going to make myself wait til at least September. I have a few other things to finish first.

I love the brightness of the yarn! It feels quite nice, so I am hoping it will be good to work with.
This is for Heddy, the new shades of Patons SWS coming out this fall. I love the one in the middle on the bottom (that's the one I thought you'd like, too, Heddy!), and I also really like the solid green.
And here's the new shades of Patons Classic Wool coming out this fall. I love tweeds! Can't wait to felt something with this.
I have started to assemble yarn for my trip. I have Patons Carmen for a scarf for MIL for Christmas. (Must be discontinued -- it's not on the Patons site any more.) Plain old garter stitch. The three sock yarns on the top are for vanilla socks for the store. Bernat Handicrafter for dishcloths and two Transformers cloths for the boys. I have started using the Kroy on the bottom to make my friend a pair of Broadripples. (Hopefully I can complete them on the road so they're ready to give to her when we arrive!) And there's two skeins of Regia cotton for a couple of pairs of Breeze. Plus I'm taking two more skeins of sock yarn not pictured, just in case. I know it looks like a lot, but it's looonnnggg days of driving, three weeks or so, and I need variety! If, by chance, I use it all or most of it (or decide I need something different), I can always hit one of the Calgary yarn shops I've already scouted out on the internet...
Bernat Lulu to make a baby blanket for my SIL, who is due in November. I am going to make the pattern up as I go, but I have an idea of what to do. (Something I've seen on a blog.) This will be plain old garter stitch (since it's like Snowflake yarn, so you can't really see pattern) and will make a good travelling project. Except I kinda worry about the white in the truck. It's not the cleanest place, you know. Even though we vacuumed and cleaned it today, it's still a work truck.
Plus the two skeins of sock yarn I wound the other day are going, too.
I do have a FO to show. Felted slippers made with Patons Classic Wool in Too Teal. These are a ladies' size small, approximately size 6. I also felted the blue diagonal bag, but it still needs the button added yet, so no picture.
I took this picture this morning of the Oldest One and Pumba. I was taking a picture of the slippers and *had* to take their picture, too.
Talk about cats laying in crazy places, Nala has taken to laying in this basket on the fireplace. Underneath her is a bunch of pinecones. Go figure! She's as bad as her brother.

Been kinda productive at work the past few days, too. They sold my-designed baby jacket and hat that's been there for a long time. They also sold a pair of felted mittens and a cabled scarf (in all this heat I found that odd, but I like the money).

Getting late, back to my Kamora drink!

Happy knitting!


Blogger Charity said...

That is a loooot of driving! The only YS I've been to in Calgary is Make 1, but it's really excellent! Great selection, great staff. :0) I can't wait to hear all about your trip on your return!

1:41 AM  
Blogger meegiemoo said...

That's a great sockapalooza package!

I second the Make 1 comments of charity. The owner is so cool ( and they have expanded since I was there last September. That's where I got my cashmere.

7:41 AM  
Anonymous pat said...

That shawl will be beautiful - I loved Monika's too!
When do you leave?? We went through Calgary last year after a few weeks in Banff/Jasper on our way home from Fbks. You'll have plenty of car knitting time - that's for sure!!

1:59 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

That Noro is going to make a gorgeous shawl! I'm liking the Paton Tweed too .. woo hoo!! Have a great trip!

3:20 PM  
Blogger aija said...

Ooh, thanks for the patons wool sneak peek! I'm a fan of the classic merino, those tweeds'll look good in the "street smart" patterns.

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Awww, this is some yummy yarn that you got there - I'm especially impressed by the colourway of the Noro and can't wait to see how it knits up!
Have a great trip!

4:00 AM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Oh my! Look at all the goodies! Wiping drool....

11:18 AM  

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