Mugsy and I are having tea. (Sissy’s napping. Gotta’ love those puppy evening naps.) It’s probably not technically afternoon here anymore, but who cares?! Are these not the cutest tea tins EVER?! Straight from London, courtesy of my WordPress coach Monica, come the bus and its traveler’s pal, the map. Joy!
They didn’t travel across the pond alone. They brought along these beauties. I cannot WAIT to turn this made for me colorway into socks. (The ones for my mother’s birthday just got bumped down the queue…) Many, MANY thanks Monica. They did indeed arrive on a bleak and blustery winter’s day and I am most assuredly cheered by your thoughtful generosity!
I was rewarded for sending out several packages myself by having a two parcel day at home. This wad of cotton is Knit One Crochet Too’s Ty-Dy, in the very colorway that is in the lead for my Clapotis yarn. A vendor in my Yahoo Group knits was kind enough to send it to me to try before I buy. You know I love that kind of customer service, so if it knits like it feels to the touch, I’ll have to make a color choice very soon!
Daylight was fading, so it’s not the best shot, but I quickly tossed out the Oh My! blankie for you to see. Kiss, kiss, love, love… this is my baby yarn of choice now. The static electricity it creates with me is a small concern though. (Comments?! I am always shocking Sissy and Mugsy when I wear my Crocs… Is this a concern for babies?)
Details: 7 skeins of Plymouth’s Oh My!, 6 for blankie, one (almost to the centimeter) for the shell trim. I had feared I’d need more for the trim, so I have one ball left over. That’s ten sets of 35 stitches there, thank you. The shells were crocheted, and I’m soooo pleased with this whole project, done on #8 Knitpick Metal Options. I did cast on with the Bryspun DPNs, and I can promise you that the next trip to Knitting Addiction will find more of those and the Oh My in other colors in my basket. I think I used a J hook, but maybe not. I can’t wait to present this to my friend; I very nearly took it to her last night, but then I’d have to whip up another shower gift! The Knight is demanding a baby hat with the remainder. What say you?
Look ma, I got gauge! Me, the loose knitter (or so I thought?), I’m getting 3 stitches per inch on the #10.5 Harmony Options. Whoda’ thunkit? So, the Omega Wrap is underway, and I moved up to the Large size too. I’d rather have to fidget to keep it on my shoulders than have parts smashed or yarn stretched a bit below the shoulders, ya’ know?! Oh – and Firefly? – it’s a mohair blend. I won’t make it back to the beach before your birthday, but maybe I’ll find a few skeins for you there… I saw more of the same yarn there last visit.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go play with the Ty-Dy and make a decision, and I really want to make serious progress on the Omega tonight too. Last night was long and tedious, so I think I’ll make another pot of tea and settle in.