The sock yarn that I won in Cindy's VestySweater Contest at was in yesterday's mail! That fabric bag that the yarn is sitting on? I think Carrie made that -- incredible! It is lined with a complementary fabric and there are some pockets inside. It's St. Brigid's new home -- and it's roomy enough that the new shawl is residing there, too. Gorgeous!! There was also a little straw bag and three handmade cards. Wow, much more than I was expecting. Thanks, Cindy!
There's progress on the Shapely Shawlette. I think it's going to be very pretty and very warm. This yarn is a little heavier than the alpaca I used for my own. Here's a close-up. It's not quite that "teal" in real life.
I had a very nice lunch with the grrs yesterday at Atlanta Bread Company. I ordered my order-taker's favorite lunch (the new turkey sandwich with cranberries), so he bought me a cookie. I shared it. I brought my knitting in, but I did not knit. Gab, gab, gab. I was humored by the twists and turns of our conversation -- from Wal-mart to football to the Middle East and back to Wal-mart, interspersed with talk of our families and what we've all been up to since our last get-together.
One last look at that cute ball of sock yarn! There will be sock-knitting at Chez Knitorious someday.