Recent stash enhancement - all for Holiday presents. Two new skeins of Lorna's Laces, one DK and one fingering, and two skeins of Rowan Soft for the Lucinda Guy Mousies. I've already tried the intarsia version and hated it.
Today I hope to hit a new LYS for some bobbins that will make it easier. Any hints on how to manage the prone-to-tangling mess will be greatly appreciated.
So the real problem is that with the Holidays approaching, most of the items currently under construction require special security clearance for viewing. Sorry folks, no sneak previews here. Do not open until Christmas. That kind of thing.
That being said, there are a couple of friends who don't know about the blog so...
One pair of little socks for Baby Setsuko when she gets here in January. Made with Lorna's Laces Shepherds Socks, a delectable superwash wool. Improvments in this model include a cable cast-on. Not too hard too master and a great way to start a sock. Much more elastic than the traditional italian cast-on. And pretty.
Donna emailed that she got her Japanese Lunch bags. And speaking of swaps...
From the dishcloth swap. How stinking cute is this!!! Completely in love with it. It's destined for the sink today. My dishes will be so pleased.
And to close things out and begin to compensate for my recent absence, a meme (my first) pirated from the blog of my brother, the illustrious 10%. He's a total dream.
1] What is your middle name?
2] What color is your mailbox?
3] Are you available?
For what? I won't help you move, and I am happily married, so no. (answer stolen from 10%)
4] Have you ever hit a deer?
5] Do you have to drive over a bridge to get home?
Depends on from where I'm driving
6] Do you get the paper delivered to your house in the morning?
Only on Sunday - NYT and St. Paul Pioneer Press (really only good for the Target circular)
7] Who checks the mail in your house?
We all do
8] Do you have a small driveway?
Not by the standards out here in the country
9] Do you know anyone with the same ringtone as you?
Someone must. It would be too wierd if I were the only one in the world to choose that particular jingle from the limited range of options.
10] What do you do first in the morning?
11] What brand is your printer?
Samsung for laser and Epson for photo
11] Have you ever shot at your neighbor or your neighbor's pet for any reason?
No - now ask my neighbor the same question. OK - he was really aiming for the chipmunk but our barn and tree-line were rained with buckshot. Call me picky, but I'm counting it.
12] Do you enjoy fighting with people?
13] Is your hair naturally straight or curly?
14] Who was your kindergarten teacher?
15] Are you taller than your mother?
Yep - but she's shrinking
16] Do you have a favorite word?
Really fond of munificent
17] Are you God?
Aren't we all? Namaste, baby.
18] What do you do to get over a broken heart?
Roll on the floor and listen to Hank Williams.
19] Do you have a deep dark secret?
20] Do you enjoy writing in colored pens?
Yes - really like green
21] Does anything hurt on your body right now?
22] Do you often cry during a movie?
23] Do you hate your life?
I love our life. I can't believe how fortunate I am.
24] Do you get mad easily?
No, but when I do I burn hot and fast
25] What is your biggest pet peeve?
I'm intolerant of intolerance. Haven't really figured out how to reconcile that one, either.
26] What is your away message?
Our 2-yr old and I left it. He's really cute.
27] Do any of your friends have kids?
28] Who should pay on the first date?
It all evens out in the end
29] How many years older than you are you willing to date?
I don't think my hubby would appreciate me dating anyone
30] Do you have any friends?
31] Do you have any mean friends?
No, but sometimes my nice friends accidently do mean things
32] What is the ugliest color in your opinion?
It's all contextual
33] Have you ever liked someone who all your friends couldn't stand?
34] Have you ever felt like driving off a cliff?
35] Do you itch your ears?
No but I've scratched them (thanks 10%).
36] What brand are the pant/jeans you are wearing right now?
Katayone Adeli - they're my favorites and I fear they're wearing out.
46] Do you like your dad?
Yes, sometimes, however, I don't like his behavior.
47] Do you have any TV shows on DVD?
48] Are you wearing makeup?
49]Do you have a tattoo?
No, on a technicality. However, if the word were plural... :-)
50] Do you know how to draw?
51] Who is your hero?
52] Who did you last IM?
53] Do you work a lot of hours?
54] What do you do when you are stressed out?
Knit or drink. The two together can be disastrous
55] Who was the last person to call you?
56] Is there anything you regret?
Yes, but in the wise words of Poi Dog Pondering, "Thanksgiving for every wrong move that made it right."
57] Do you know where your family name originated from?
58] Is there an animal that creeps you out?
Can't think of one
59] What was the last thing you did for fun?
Building Lego towers with the little guy this morning
60] Last time you cried?
Listening to a Judd and Maggie song, but I wasn't sad