Wednesday, September 15, 2004

It's the moooost wonderful tiiiime of the yeeear... Oh, it's not Christmas yet! but it's the first month of Secret Pal II gift exchange! My first package came today (see a photo at I know everyone's been so thrilled with their pals and the gift choices etc, and I have to say that my pal was apparently the PERFECT choice for me. I mean, I know I'm easy to buy for. I kinda wear my heart/opinions/wishes all on my giant oversized sleeve, and in bright colors to boot! But the Stanley Coren book is one I will probably give up sleep to read, and the baby yarns, well... It's a hopeful time of month for me today and I'm so excited with the perfect gauge and colors that I'm finally starting that baby sweater TONIGHT (well, swatching anyway.) I discussed with Ana and found that my impulsive plans for a baby-sized Janda won't be easy to produce, so I'm going with a Debbie Bliss kimono instead. Not to worry, it will be tooth-decayingly precious. And I've chosen blues, so God *will* give me a girl. ;) Anyway, the gifts were thoughtful and hit their mark perfectly. If you read this, Pal, YOU'RE THE BEST!!

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Hey, check out my industriousness: click on the WIP names to the right to see updated photos of:

Soho Turtle -- I need to finish this sleeve. See the puppies? I charted those myself! I also created the little heart between the puppies that looks like an amoeba. :( Lesson to me: small shapes don't read so well. The second sleeve only has the intarsia'ed cuff done and I need to pick up and do the stripes up. Join everything together and add the turtleneck. And voila!!

Novelty Scarf -- Pictured here on me AND on my dog! After all, it IS the "Reese Brown Scarf," so why shouldn't Reese get to model it? :)

Ana's purple wristlets AKA gauntlets -- Ana shall have cold hands and wrists at work no more! Ana likes the clever thumbhole. :)

And lastly, one of Ana's projects which she made for me to decorate my office. A true work of art in my opinion. A stashbuster in Ana's opinion. :) (It's made almost entirely of leftover Lion Brand Homespun.) --> Wall Hanging...on the floor. Go figure.