I would also like to take a moment and thank my father for my new digital camera. You would have never seen a picture like this coming out of the last one:
Do you see those beautiful stitches? Le sigh...
The dress on the dress form is something I found while I was at my parents' house helping to divest my childhood room of its belongings. This was a wrap dress I had gotten at a thrift store and never really wore. Looking at it again I think it's something handmade and never finished. So I'm going to attempt to attach the straps to the back where I think they're supposed to go and see how it looks. I figure it will make a lovely apron even if I don't use it as a dress.
Thank you Secret Pal!!! What an amazing package! (or 2 packages I guess!) I opened the box on the left first and found all that yarn and the yummy swedish fish, so I was shocked and delighted when I went for the (perfect for knitting projects) bag on the right and found it full of goodies!
I've already got the gingerbread man hanging on my warping board with my other ornaments for next year's tree. The yarn is super lovely, such a great color and enough for a nice big project. I made Shawn promise to take the falling flower to work (but not until after I collapsed it a whole bunch of times and made it dance around in front of him) - I thought he could use the goofy cheer. He smiled and duly promised. :)
It's funny how the little things mean so much, but I ADORE the swedish
fish mixed sea creatures! And over Christmas I finally shipped my
entire bouncy ball collection from PA to Austin, so the two new ones
will be joining the big group not just the handful I have here. I'm
going to need a new container for them! I'm pretty sure they'll
overflow the big old timey wooden mixing bowl I was using in PA once I
add the growing Austin collection. So yes, thank you again!
Jacey from Insubordiknit sent me some neapolitan
humane fiber. I love that she gets her stuff from farm sanctuary! It is so lovely and alternates between reminding me of cotton candy and hot coco as I'm spinning. Joy!
Notes: After Drunken Argyle I needed a nice quick easy project. Licorice Whip fit the bill. I started it right before I got on the plane to go home
for Christmas and had it finished in time to wear on New Years Eve. I
knit it straight off of the too big Something Brown. My gauge was a smidge off so I made the XXS (36" chest) aiming for the XXXS (34" chest) and it worked.