Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I got my wonderful package from Grace this weekend. And what a great package!!She sent 2 wonderful cloths, 2 scrubbies, a pretty card, wonderful lip butter (tastes as good at it feels!), a funny "I'd rather be knitting" notepad, an Elephant Poo Poo paper notepad (how funny is that? Paper made from elephant poo! It's not stinky though. LOL), an adorable angel made from dish towels & a hot pad (it's a shame to undo it, so cute!), and a gorgeous handmade bracelet. Did you make that bracelet Grace? I forgot to ask you. It's just lovely!!
Thanks so much Grace, I love everything!! It was an amazing package & just made my whole weekend. :) Dontcha just love a great swap partner? And I knew that my friend Grace would be just that.
Here are a couple of my most recent finished projects. I sent these to Grace in her package.
Another couple great patterns from Harvest Moon Designs. The first one is the Sunshine in the Valleys cloth. Loved this pattern!! I can see more of these in my future.This second one is the Tiki Time cloth. I love the end result of this one too.
These cute little scrubbies were knit from acrylic yarn using the Wishy Washy Fishy Tawashi pattern. These were quick & fun to make.
We also had some of our out of town friends come in for a visit this weekend. So we spent Saturday on the bike riding around in the nice weather. Luckily we dodged any rain showers in the area. We ate a wonderful dinner at Crab Catchers restaurant, sitting on the deck by the waterway. Enjoying friends we don't see often enough, a few beers, shrimp burgers, good music, and the salty breeze coming off the waterway. Sometimes I forget what a wonderful place we live at here on the coast. Lots of laughs were shared & we got home really late. So today has been a lazy day for the most part.
I hope everyone had a great weekend!!
We left the dock at 5am Friday morning, took a 3 hour boat ride out to the gulf stream, and proceeded to catch a bunch of dolphin fish (mahi mahi), a yellowfin tuna, a couple of barracudas & a few small albacore. A few rain showers did get us, as you can see me wearing my rain jacket in this photo with one of the dolphins that I caught. But overall it was a wonderful day out on the ocean. And we also won the tuna division of the tournament for the largest tuna, our yellowfin weighed in at 27.95 lbs.
If you want to check out more of the fishing happenings you can find them here.
I knitted this project for elann.com. It turned out to be a beautiful sweater, but boy was it a challenging project! I was running a little behind getting it done on my deadline, so I was knitting like mad for several evenings with those little size 3 needles.... and there you have the cause of the thumb injury. The end result was well worth it! I really don't think I would have ever completed this sweater if I didn't "have" to for elann. I'm so glad I did though. I think it is my most wonderful knitted project so far. :)
You have to go check out the elann.com website!! They have my sweater featured on the front page of the website right now, how about that!? And on the page for the Lara yarn, which I really loved & will find another project to knit with.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
And check out these cuties!! I got this several weeks ago & have been meaning to post about them, aren't they great?! I've got hand carved stamps of my lobster & sheep stitch markers! I mean really, how adorable is that?! I entered a contest over at Kata's blog & won the stitch markers & the animal print magnetic pattern marker (being put to good use). Then we made a little trade for the stamps. And I couldn't be more pleased with them. She can make just about anything into a stamp, & does custom orders obviously. Check out Kata's etsy shop Oddish Creations. Thanks so much Kata!! I love all of it & I've even been stamping my packages as they go out in the mail! :)Hope everyone has a good week, what's left.... I'm still here, just a little stressed & short on time.