Yesterday was fun. Cynthia came up with husband Roger, who had a blacksmith meeting he went to. Cynthia, Rissa, and I all hung out together, and we had a good time. We went to the Junior League’s Boutique, where they sell used really nice clothes. Cynthia founds lots of pretty things, because she has lost quite a bit of weight (and she looks fabulous!). I couldn’t find anything to fit my fat ass. Oh well. Then we went to my house and Rissa put my spinning wheel together. Then we met up with the husbands and all went to eat at Fire Mountain. Very enjoyable day!
Okay, confession time. I’ve been a baaaaaaaaad girl. Mark kept getting all these cool things from these fishing things he joined, and all I was getting in the mail were icky bills. I was getting jealous, and I wanted some fun things from the mail box too. So I decided to fix that.
First we have some little kits I got from the Silver Needle. That is such a cool shop, but it is mostly counted cross stitch. These kits are Mill Hill Seasonal Windowpanes, and they have this cool little frame that looks like a window pane. You swap the pictures through the year. The first one is July/August 2006, then September/October 2006, then I also ordered July/August 2005. Aren’t they just too cute?
They all have a little wooden thingy too that you put on the outside of the frame. I just love them! And I signed up to get a new one shipped automatically every other month. Bad, bad me.
Then I got some sock yarn from Knit Picks. From left to right, Memories Smores, Memories Redwood, and Gloss Serengeti. The Redwood turned out dark in the picture, but it is very pretty, with lots of red and brown, and a little green. The Gloss is soft, soft, soft! It is a merino wool/silk mix. I can’t wait to knit with it.
This is the new Socks that Rock yarn from the every other month sock club from Blue Moon Fibers. This picture turned out dark too, and really doesn’t do the yarn justice. It is gorgeous, with maroon, greens, and blues. I can’t wait to knit with it!
This is my first kit from the Opal sock of the every other month club from CV Yarn shop. I’ve never knit with Opal, so this will be a treat. Its very pretty, with lots of greyish blue, gold, and cream. I’m looking forward to seeing what color pattern it knits up into.
And I saved the best for last! My spinning wheel! It is an Ashford Elizabeth. It had a few little things that had to be worked through, but nothing major. I got a good deal on it too. I am very happy with it. So soon I will be spinning and dying my own sock yarn! Will that stop me from ordering all the other sock yarn? Nay!!!!!!!
Okay, I must be good now. I will have to brown bag my lunch for weeks to make up for this spending spree. LOL At least I will have something to do after I eat my sandwich!