Thursday, February 14, 2008

It's THAT day

It's THAT day. I wouldn't even acknowledge it because I hate it so much, but . . . I did a Valentine's Day swap in a singles group on Ravelry since we feel left out on this day. It was so much fun! I love the stuff I got from my swap partner, she spoiled me.

Look at all that stuff! SWS yarn, I love that stuff! Can't wait to cast on something with it. And goodies galore: colorful stitch markers, darning needles, lip shaped soap, a magnet, AND a candy bar! Thank you Nikki!

I bought this beautiful Cascade 220 yarn not too long ago from an on line store (Sonny & Shear, great customer service!) and finally took it from skein to ball the other night. I do not have a ball winder or a swift, so let me tell you, this was quite the little project. Stupid cats wouldn't help, so I had to do it by myself. I put the skein on my feet to hold it in place, and then started the winding process. It didn't take too long. It turned out like this:

Quite tidy. I'm proud of my little yarn cake. And the color is just gorgeous! I started knitting a pair of mittens called Very Cabley Mittens (pattern on Ravelry). I've gotten this much done so far.

I finally made it through all the cables on the cuff of the first mitten. Look at all those little cables I did.

Tonight I'll start the body of the mitten. While watching more episodes of Grey's Anatomy. I'm such an addict. To yarn, Grey's, knitting, chocolate. Life is good today! I think I have my knitting mojo back.


Nikki said...

you're welcome!! I'dve sent more chocolate but I was afraid it'd melt or freeze all together LOL

Larjmarj said...

I now have Sonny and Shear in my fav's. I love their logo!

Don't you love swaps and contests? I do! I've been lucky enough to win a couple lately.

Shorty said...

Goodies for you! You have a great swap pal.

Can't wait to see the mitts. Does this mean you've gotten your Knit Mojo back? I certainly hope so.

Leeann said...

I love that mitten pattern!! Can't wait to see yours. :)

Spinknitty said...

The swap idea is great! And what better gifts than yarn and chocolate?

Spinknitty said...

The swap idea is great! And what better gifts than yarn and chocolate?