I was recently able to score and send a skein of much-needed yarn in the required color and dye lot so that Kristyn could finish a baby sweater she was working on. Little did she know that help would be found by posting on her blog, and even less in the realm of possibilities was that the needed ball of yarn would be purchased at the same shop where she originally made her purchase (especially since she'd called the shop and they said that they didn't have any more... but that's another story). It was beautiful yarn, Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, and I later went back and bought a few balls for myself in a different color. I'm anxious to work with it.
There was a box waiting for me when I got home the other day -- that's one of my favorite things, for sure! Doesn't matter what it is or who it's from (or even if I've ordered it myself), I love boxes and packages in the mail! This one was from Kristyn to thank me for my trouble (which was no trouble at all -- Is it ever "trouble" to go to the LYS? Well it can be "trouble," but not "trouble," ya know?). She included a very cute card and note, a copper butterfly which will find it's way into my garden (perhaps someday hanging in the pergola that has yet to be built over the deck) so that light can play in those colored bits, and a giraffe magnet -- a mama and baby! It couldn't have been a sweeter gift. Thank you for the thank you, Kristyn!
These are the Debbie Bliss bunny baby booties that I'm working on. I was almost finished with the one on the right, I think, but ripped it all the way back to the beginning of the sole when I dropped stitch, and then a few more went wonky, the yarn is all splitty, too, and then I couldn't figure shit out, and so rrrrrriiiiiiip. I'm anxious to finish -- I have another pair of ears to knit, before sew-up, but they're quick.
In most exciting kid knitting news, Kt has finished the pieces for the Rowan Heirloom Bag! She asked for my help in figuring out the assembly directions, as there's lots of unfamiliar instruction, so now we just have to find some time together. Or perhaps I can translate Rowan English into English that Kt will understand (though next year at this time, having spent a semester in London, she might get the Rowan English on her own, but I don't think she wants to wait that long).
Happy weekend, everyone!