Friday, October 10, 2008

I Promised...

Last time I promised to show you what I got from The Loopy Ewe. It is great. I had ordered this and had it delivered at work. I'm not saying the big guy would care what I do with my money, but I get to see it immediately upon delivery when I get it at work. Besides, the big guy doesn't even know where I keep my stash (shhhh. It's in the deacon's bench.)
(I can't get this picture to stand upright. I've tried several things. If you have an idea, let me hear it.)

So, here is the box that David, our wonderful mail delivery man brought. I love getting orders from TLE, there is always a nice note and some little treats in them.

I opened the box and pulled out the contents. As usual the yarns were wrapped in tissue. There were peppermints for a treat (it is still fairly warm in our part of the country.) The nice note said I had spent enough at TLE to get a $25 gift certificate!! WooHoo! I'm trying to figure out what I want to order. I have some ideas.

After unwrapping the yarn, here is what I bought. I'd been looking for some pastel yarn to make some frilly socks from. Well, here it is. The lighter one is Trekking 133. It has pink, carnation, lavender, white, and something that is between blue and gray. Anyway, it is really soft-looking. It is the one I started first. The other is Lorna's Laces Happy Valley. It is a little brighter, but I think it will make great socks.

The pattern is from Monica Knits and is called Victorian Swag socks. I've been drooling over it on Ravelry and finally took the plunge. I've already got one sock knitted from the cuff to the heel and it is turning our just beautifully. (Of course, I was reading the pattern wrong and had to ask for help from Monica. She was very nice in her speedy reply. I get excited with a new pattern and don't always read it carefully.)

It was a golf day. My score was at least 10 strokes better than any time in the recent past, and was only 10 strokes more than the big guy's. (He had a bad day!) The weather was perfect, just a little cool and just a little (sometimes more than a little) breeze. A good day for me.

10 comments:

Mariah said...

Hi i love your blog I have a blog like yours only instead of knitting I make bracelets you should come see it.

MsKnottyKnits said...

I love the Happy Valley! What a great package - and what a great sock you are knitting! It's gorgeous.

Knifty Knitter said...

I love the yarn! They will make great frilly socks :)

Jessica, aka TopazGirl said...

Great delivery! :)

Daniele said...

Love the new pastels. The socks are coming out great. Don't you just love Monica's patterns? Her Mariah pattern is my favorite. Kiss the puppies for me! :)

Shelley said...

Lovely package from TLE! I have that sock pattern, but haven't knit it up yet - it's definitely on my to do list. The yarns you ordered are so pretty!

Jewel said...

Love the yarn they will make great frilly socks.

Mariah said...

Cool I will check urs to =)

Mariah said...

OK I will defintly start checking in to ur blog plus i like ur socks ur knitting.

Ann said...

I like that lorna's laces yarn, pretty colors!