A few months ago Susan contacted me about some yarn for a birthday shawl for our friend Margene. I was so excited to be a part of this surprise. :)
I sent her a box of different yarns and colors and at the very last minute I dyed up some Oasis Blue Moon as it always reminded me of Margene and her beautiful blue Utah skies. Go take a peek at how beautiful Margene looks in her new shawl. Susan is a very talented designer and was kind enough to offer me this version of the pattern to make up kits for my shop. Susan will also be offering the pattern via her ravelry store in a sock weight version soon.
Next on tap is this very pretty Celtic Thistle sock. It has a beautiful Celtic braid down the front with a darling little thistle on the back. This is a toe up design with a shaped calf. The one pictured was done in Bambino, which I love, but sadly I have found that Bambino does not hold up well for socks. (remember my holey moley post...yep my favorite pussy-willow ones bit the dust much too soon?)
Anyhoo, this kit will include a skein of Kashmir which is the same weight as the bamboo yarn.
The pattern is designed by Gail Gelin, a fellow New Hampshire-ite. I love helping new designers get their designs out for you all to see....and I think you will really enjoy Gail's pattern...it is lovely!
I have actually been doing a little kit knitting myself. Once I learned how to cable without a needle I was able to really move along on my French Quarter Socks. Sock number one is finished and number two is on the needles...yay!
I am going to finish my second Angee sock first and then come back to finish this pair. This should keep me on track for my year of sock plan....one pair every other month. Mama should have 6 new badly needed pairs of socks by Christmas...whoo hoo!
While I am catching my breath and recovering from SPA I thought I would share some pictures of little Miss Ellie doing something other than sleeping. Can you believe she is already 7weeks old? She still loves to cuddle with her favorite stuffed companion.
Don't let that sleepy look fool you. She is contemplating her next attack. Being a singleton puppy she doesn't have the advantage of having siblings to help her burn off some steam, so when she has a little freedom in the big kitchen....watch out!
She hops, she prances, she barks and pirouettes........such pure unadulterated enjoyment. SO much fun to watch!
Fingers?? Why fingers are meant to be chewed aren't they.....and chewed they are!
....taking a breather....all that running and jumping makes a little puppy tired. Pretty soon it will be time for her to curl up with her best stuffed companion again...