It always amazes me how quickly the days pass by. Perhaps it is part of growing older or maybe just a very busy life, which I can lay claim to both. :-). In the few short days since I have last posted, I have lots to share with you.........nothing important or special, but I feel as though I have been away from my friends and I need to catch up.
I think that Carole and Margene have the right idea with posting daily, but I can never quite get my butt in gear to do that, so I will share a little bit today and perhaps a little more later in the week. :-)
I finished the first of my Belvedere socks and let me be the first to tell you, it is a fabulous pattern! Busy enough to keep my attention, but not so difficult that it would be discouraging. Kirsten is a very talented designer!
Even Hannah, my sock model was pretty impressed with the design. The colorway that I used was Raspberry Lime Rickey. As I tend to knit on the loose side, I dropped down to a 2.25m needle instead of the recommended 2.50m. I love this sock so much, that I am actually 1/2 way down the second sock which for me is an accomplishment. No single lady here..........her mate is on his way :-)
I have mentioned Lynne's special swap in the past as being one of my favorite of all swaps and this swap session was no exception. My swap partner this time around was Keri of Knitty Gritty Thoughts .
Keri sent me some FABULOUS gifts. Pictured above is some absolutely gorgeous Blue faced wool from Gale's Art in a colorway that could not have been more perfect for me, if I had picked it out myself.
Also included is some scrumptious Sockenwolle sock yarn that is very hard to come by as well as a sock knitting bag that I have wanted very much after seeing a similar one owned by my friend Terry. Keri also tucked in some edible goodies of chocolate and shortbread....Yum! Thank you Keri!!
...and finally the dogs ......
Now if you remember......the reason I was away was a dog show. While we didn't win any major ribbons, both girls did well. Cleo placed second in a tough class all 3 days and little baby Skyy placed 4th Sunday in a very large jr. puppy class.
Can you tell how much she is enjoying the bed that a dear friend of mine made for her? Well....hmmm......it is supposed to be for all of the dogs, but Cleo has made it clear that the bed belongs to the princess and a princess she is! LOL!