There were engagements going on over the holidays in my bloggerhood, so if you're one who likes to congratulate excited people, here's a couple of nice places to do it. Lark and Nora. Congratulations girls! I'm so happy for you both!
Speaking of weddings, I had one myself about 257 years ago. After a conversation I had yesterday with Robin, I promised I would put up some photos of my wedding gown. Why dig into the archives of the homestead to arrange and photograph something that's 21 years old? Because I made it. Robin's been crossing over to the OTHER fiber thing called sewing. I'm nervous she'll start blogging about sewing and I for one would miss her knitting. If she sews like she knits, she'll never again have to shop for her clothes and that's something I can dream about doing. I only made this gown because 1)I was young 2)We were broke 3)I was delusional - I cried and swore and saved money for a REAL gown the whole time I worked on it. Some of the lace chose to turn that old yellow color and some stayed white, but remember Robin, the dress is a legal adult in all 50 states, it can do what it wants to.
When I took these out of the box, there was some rice in there too. Mmm vintage food. I seldom sew other than gift bags or curtains and repairs. As long as the finished item is a square, I may be able to handle it.
On to yarn
bought in a last minute frenzy purchased with Christmas money before I agreed to this,and this.
From Webs, I found these for a steal! That's Knit One Crochet Too
Angora Soft. It feels like cotton, but it's a 45/40/15 Nylon/Viscose/Angora blend, perfect for this climate. Also perfect is the Debbie Bliss Cathay I scored from these ladies.
They destashed and will donate the proceeds to Knitters Without Borders. They have the kind of stash I only dream of.
Speaking of stash, the are chemo caps to be knit for Kate. Please check her story out if you feel so inclined. There are children involved here! That's the only reason I'd admit to having this in the house.
Yes I have Fun Fur. No Muppets were harmed in the procurement of this either. It was intended for house sock cuffs and bag trims that never happened. But read Kates blog and you may be able to imagine your Fun Fur through the eyes of a child.
And for Norma, hoos having a helluva grammer contest, really, she is!
But really, Norma, as promised, my humble pair to be shipped on Monday.
I'm off to find a grocery stocking enough ice to fill the bathtub.