Honestly, though, I think I was well within my rights to get a little weepy. Again.
Feeling the Love
Katy and Lori came back from vacation yesterday. They spend last week in Mendocino, on a vacation that I had originally planned to enjoy with them. They brought home surprises for me. What you ask? Yarn, of course!
This would be thrilling and a cause for major joy regardless of the circumstances, however, to truly appreciate this, please stop and consider with me for a moment. Yes, Lori, though not a knitter, is the president of my local Knitting Boosters. Katy, on the other hand, is not a knitter nor is she a knitting booster. Katy is not crafty. Katy, we joke (only half jokingly), failed cutting and pasting. She is one of the least crafty people ever. I am awed that she even went into a knitting store. And she bought me yarn. And a sock knitting book. Ahhh. What a good sister.
For those who crave such details: the red on the left and the pink on the right are Cascade Fixation while the two in the middle are Austermann Step in the #10 and #12 colorways. They also brought me a pattern to use the Fixation to make socks that don't require doing a heel. I'll let ya'll know how that goes. I haven't talked much about it here but socks are my next knitting conquest. Probably in January.
Remember my project I mentioned on Friday? I ordered some yarn for it. Ya'll need to check out this yarn store. Angelika's Yarn Store. She rocks. She carries every single shade of Cascade 220. She also carries a really great selection of needles and books, etc. She ships stuff out promptly and is just as nice as can be. Plus, the shipping charges are reasonable and fair. And if (when!) you order the wrong color and you call her and tell her, she just laughs sweetly and says, "Send it back to me and put a note in the package telling me which color you want instead." So nice. And so not hateful that I was foolish in my shopping. I mean, theoretically.
I have pictures of that yarn and of the finished red Sophie bag but blogger is being bitchy and I can't seem to upload the pictures. Ya'll will have to check back later.
One for the Road
Have ya'll seen this Snickers commercial? Click on the 15 second song. I don't know why this makes me laugh every time it comes on. See? I told ya'll I'm not well.