I look forward to the opportunity to work with Dana again next year, if she will have me onboard~
I won't fill this post with all the other pretties that I picked up that day..after all, who wants to see my roving, since you know I don't spin..haha...but maybe I will one day..after all..I do now have a Special Spindle that was gifted to me by Lara and handmade by her hubby Andy..AND with the expertise of Lara...perhaps I can become a bit proficient.
Let's see...there was also a awesome sale at Knitters Knook..which I was able to attend and twisted Lara and Linda's arms and made them go with me..we all came home with some wonderful bargains plus a great visit at the shop and a delicious lunch!
I have a few projects on the needles but the last few weeks I have been focused on doing blanket squares as there have been some tragic accidents among our local/regional knitting community.
I had the dreaded GYN visit a few weeks ago..all was well, except she was concerned I had gained a bit of weight in the past year..I explained to her that my life had been erratic and my eating habits were not the best...well, I think a bag of chocolate and a box of little debbies is quite healthy but my body obviously didn't..so the Dr. insisted on doing thyroid check..I would have bet the farm there was no problem and I was right...thyroid was perfect..so I have started to limit the chocolate..which I can do easier when I'm home and less stressed..Going to the GYN always stresses me beyond belief..so the day I got home I found this package on my porch..as I began to open it I wondered if I had slept through the summer and Christmas had arrived..Marianne my sweet Sis of Oklahoma had sent me the best goody package a gal could ask for..I will post pix of the sock yarn, the beautiful yarn she suggested I use to make fingerless mitts..and with that she also agreed to come here and teach me how..there were mitered squares, chocolate..Chocolate with chilies and cherries, soaps that smell too beautiful to use and too die for White Blossom Diffuser Oil..what a fragrance to wake up to. She also sent me this perfectly terrific key holder..and you can't understand this..but something I need desperately..because I lose my keys more than I lose my train of thought...which is often~...I know you're waiting for the kicker huh...well..she also sent this and honest to God it brings tears to my eyes..it's such a work of art and too think someone so talented would take the time to make something this beautiful and give it away...well..yes to their Sis..I can understand. I've thanked her but again..it's too hard to put into words the beauty, the love and the true generosity of Marianne in sharing this most gorgeous shawl with me..I'm going to show you a few pix hubby snapped today...please be patient, remember..look at the shawl, it's The SwallowTail..
I have shown it locally to everyone I know..and some that I don't and they're all just astounded by the beauty...I can't wait for the weather so I can wear it daily!!!...
Marianne, thank you..you're the BEST SIS a gal could have..I love you!