Friday, January 05, 2007

Presents from Germany

I got a surprise in the mail from my Aunt Louise in Germany:

Three awesome balls of sock yarn that I've never played with before, and a tote bag! The only sock yarns I've played with have been Lion Brand Magic Stripes, and I've heard people rave about the ones Louise sent so I'm excited about trying them! I don't have any socks OTN at the moment, and I've been thinking about how I need to change my basic sock template to fit my foot better. I learn something new with each pair of socks! This next time around I'm going to try two socks at once on one circ (instead of two circs) so that I don't lose my place so easily. I need all the help I can get. ;-) I really love the reddish ball, so I'll probably start with that one. They're all so neat, it'll be a tough choice when it comes time to start! Of course, I need to finish Greg's sweater first....

Speaking of Greg's sweater, here it is in-progress, also known as "super secret project #1" in my sidebar. Now that he's seen it I can show pictures. I'm about 2/3 of the way done with the sleeves, then I only have the neckline and collar to finish. Woo hoo!!! I'm really tired of plain stockinette, but I think it's going to be a nice pullover. It's been a lot easier to work on now that I don't have to be so paranoid about him seeing it.

These wristlets and scarves are for Greg's boss' daughters. The pink/purple/blue yarn is a closeout ribbon yarn from Hancock fabrics and the black is Wool Ease. They were pretty quick to make--I did all of them in a week.

Hopefully the weather is going to cooperate this weekend so that we can take the kids, the bikes, and a lunch and go on a family bike ride. It's really dreary outside now, but it's not supposed to rain. We'll see....

1 comment:

Mel said...

Nice prezzies! I'm jealous.

The sweater is lookin' good. Hurry and get it finished and he can wear it in time for that cold front that's due to come thru here next weekend.

I liked the scarves and wristlets. How did you like that ribbon yarn? I've been eyeballin' it every time I go into Hancock's cuz ya just can't beat the price.