Sometimes little things can really brighten a rough week. Today I am very grateful for little things.
I ordered some clothes from Lands End hoping to find jean I like. We all know how hard it is to find jeans that fit right. When your source changes from basic jeans to trendy-stretch-flared-leg-which-is-so-not-your-style jeans, the hunt is on. Not only did I find at least one pair that I like, there was a mystery pair of chocolate chinos that fit well too. I swear I don't remember ordering them, but I do love them.
The local hardware store was having their annual sidewalk sale and I scored some things that I've been meaning to buy for cheap, cheap, cheap.
My Rhinebeck Blogger Bingo bag and button came. I am a square this year. I say this year like I always attend (don't you know). This is my first time and I am sooooo excited! It is just around the corner. If you are also attending, please look for me and say hi.
And my absolute favorite not-so-little thing is that my loved one is home from the hospital! Yay!!!!! What a relief!
While I try to catch up, I'll show you a couple of projects. Both are for patterns for my friend Jeane of Elemental Affects. We were in the booth next to her at the California Wool & Fiber Festival (my report coming soon, check out Brooke's report in the meanwhile). Jeane is so much fun! Anyway, I am writing a sock pattern for her and rewriting my Big Bag pattern for her yarn.
These are the socks. I knit them in two different color patterns. The yarn is her Natural Shetland fingering weight. She buys Judith MacKenzie's Shetland wool and has it processed into this fingering weight yarn and a worsted weight. It is 100% US yarn! Gotta love that!
Here is the Big Bag in Jeane's worsted weight double stranded. It isn't felted yet, but it does come with two cute doggies! Okay, it doesn't, but they are very cute and sweet. They are Brooke's dogs; she is test knitting the pattern and making a sample for Jeane. The dogs are for scale. They can't be more than 4 pounds each.
I am working on the final installment of the mystery sock. It has been delayed for obvious reasons. The irony of writing up the most complicated sock pattern I've ever written, during a time of great stress has not escaped me. Ah, a kick in the pants from life. Thank you life. Reminds me of the curse "may you live in interesting times". I am hoping for the regular and mundane. Just for a little while.