Hi all! I realize that quite a bit of time has skipped by without a new post from me, but lots has been going on, fun and not-so-fun. But today, in the hopes that spreading good energy will help me receive good energy, I am only going to share fun stuff (mostly knitty, if you can believe that)! Here goes:
A Big Huge Thank You to Valerie (send me your blog addy so I can link it), my ISE pal. She sent me the greatest package! She made me the cutest linking flowers scarf and a matching hat. And her creativity didn't stop there! She even made me a cute knitting bag to tote smaller projects around. The craftmanship on this bag is AMAZING! My pathetic sewing skills are in awe of you, Valerie. There were also a couple edible treats, which have since been consumed. Thanks again, Valerie (and sorry for the delay in posting)!
The main reason for the delay in posting is that Mr Wonderful and I took a VERY short notice escape away. We hopped on a Royal Caribbean cruise to the Mexican Riviera for a week getaway. We stopped in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta. In Cabo, we nearly got sucked into a timeshare purchase, in Mazatlan, we took a city tour via trolley chock full of gay men (majorly fun times, I must add) and in Puerto Vallarta, we slid across ziplines over the Mexican jungle canopy. We had an amazing time and needed the time away. Here are a few pictures...
While on vacay, I was able to eek out the slightest bit of Socktoberfest participation. See?
I had some Vesper self-striping sock yarn leftover from long ago's Strawberry Shortcake socks and thought I would try my hand at knitting socks on two circulars (mostly to see if this would help create a little more interest in sock knitting). Boy oh boy, two circ knitting is SO MUCH EASIER for me. I couldn't put this little sock down. And I used those new Knit Picks classic circular needles as well. Those my friends, are some good ass needles. Love them. Sorry Skacel, but until you get pointy-er, I will stick to Knitpicks! I am cranking away at sock #2, so I should have an FO soon!
Finally, a big hug and thank you to Sandra for the cute Garden Party Scarf!
This was her first crochet project, y'all! Very impressive and super generous! Love it! Thanks again, Sandra!
P.S. If you don't already listen to these chicks, you simply must start. Their podcast is hilarious and taps right into my obsessive soul. Be warned, they are NOT Brenda Dayne, nor do they try to be. Just two yarn obsessed girls having MAJORLY good times and willing to share it with us!