Thursday, August 03, 2006
Better Late Than Never
Look what finally arrived from Germany after 10 weeks, the Opal Acapulco range, it was sent by boat which usually takes up to 6 weeks so I was beginning to think that it was lost. I bought it off ebay from Melanie who always pops a couple of lollies inside the parcel, yum. I wasn't in a hurry for this wool as sock knitting around here doesn't get in full swing until Summer when it is too hot to knit anything else. I have been doing plenty of sock stash enhancing in readiness for Summer, so much so that I am now officially on a sock yarn diet, only sock yarn mind, I would never ever put myself on a total yarn diet that is much too restrictive!!
The title of this post is called better late than never for two reasons, the sock yarn and showing off these lovely little stitch markers with my initials on them. Aren't they cute, they were made for me by the lovely Caroline one of the newest members of our knitting group. What a lovely kind thing to do, thankyou Caroline.
Now speaking of kindness, I received an email from the lovely Jessica asking if it was me who collected tortoiseshell knitting needles as she remembered reading it on someones blog. Well yes that would be me who collects tortoiseshell knitting needles so after this was established she told me how she had picked some odds up at an op shop and that if I wanted them she would send them to me. The fun part of collecting these lovely old needles is never knowing where you will find a mate for an odd needle waiting in my collection, so of course I was very interested.
So in the package I received yesterday were not only the prized tortoiseshell needles but some lovely Belgian chocolate which just so happens to be my favourite but also some Jelly Bellys which my children love, so I shared. I managed to pair up 5 needles which was fantastic, so thankyou
Jessica your kindness was truly appreciated and although you asked for nothing in return keep an eye out next week as there will be a little something in the mail for you as I believe that such a kind gesture should not go unrewarded.
Last night I finished the collar of the 1960's Cabled Jumper, which I decided not to make as long as the pattern said as it was going to be too big for my liking and there was a fair chance I might run out of wool. So today I started sewing all the pieces together so hopefully next time I will have a FO to show.