Friday, September 26, 2008

Stroke of Luck!

So, yesterday I came home to my Socks that Rock Club package.  Always a very exciting day!!  

I immediatly noticed that the postal bag/envelope that it is always mailed in was open.  Upon closer inspection I realized that it had been cut open.  Odd.  I asked my husband if he opened it and he hadn't--not that I can imagine why he would want to.  Then I suddenly realized that my yarn could have fallen out if it was mailed with the envelope open.  Luckily everything is accounted for.  

Talk about a serious stroke of luck!  It had been traveling across the US and literally open.  It was sealed by the BMFA people but I am guessing during the mailing process it must have been accidentally cut open.  My husband has dealt with the post office and large mailings and he said sometime they bundle mass mailings together with plastic wrap and it could have been sliced with a box cutter in the process or wrapping the palette.

Knowing how amazingly wonderful the Blue Moon Fiber Arts people are they probably have insurance on it or would have been able to replace it.  But, I am very glad we didn't have to go that route!

The pattern and colorway are amazing!  The pattern represents something in real life and the likeness is astounding.  How do they do it???

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Lots of WIPs

Here is a pic from a recent weekend away for a wedding.  This is Chautaqua Lake, NY on a cloudy damp day.

What else is new?  I always have lots of WIPs! :)

Last night I took a class at Saratoga Needle Arts for Thrummed Mittens.  I did not enjoy the "thrumming" part at all.  I looked around the Internet a little bit this morning and will continue to look.  I'm hoping that someone will say something that will make it click for me, it will be easier, and I will suddenly love it.  We'll see!

My Baby Surprise Jacket has been on the needles since June.  It is pretty close to being finished so I have picked it up again.  Hopefully it will fit London this season, so I need to get a move on!

Also, my Christmas stocking is almost done.  I have finished all of the knitting.  I have one letter duplicate stitched and I have five more letters to do.  I have to weave in all the ends--which will take forever!--and darn where there were three color changes at the gusset.

The Clapotis is still getting some inconsistent attention.

I'm off to catch up on my DVRed Dancing with the Stars while knitting BSJ.  Have a great night!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Darn Teeth!

The poor thing is cutting a top tooth.  Not so good for the usually happy mood.  But, it doesn't interfere with the "raspberries".