Friday, September 01, 2006

Thank you, Maribel!

Look what my One Skein Secret Pal Maribel sent to me in her reveal package:A gorgeous cabled scarf made out of Lorna's Laces Superwash in my favorite purple-y colors. It's exquisitely soft and very well made. I can't wait to wear it this fall. Maribel lives in the Bronx, New York, and also sent me a lovely picture book of the city. She also sent knitting note cards and three Godiva chocolate bars. My kids came sniffing around when they saw the shiny packaging, and I shooed them away. I'm usually very generous with my kids and don't mind sharing my sweet treats with them, but I blame my uncharacteristic selfishness on just getting over being sick, and my animal instincts taking over. STEP AWAY FROM THE CHOCOLATE. And they knew enough to skedaddle. I mean they scattered right out of there. They'd never seen that look in their mommie's eyes before and they were afraid. (Like that scene in the first Lord of the Rings movie, for those of you who've seen it, when Bilbo says he'd very much like to see the ring again, and quick he turns into a scary monster face, then just as quickly changes back to his old self. That was me today on the kitchen floor). Scary scenes aside, thank you so much, Maribel, for your very thoughtful gift. You are far too kind.

It's been a busy day in blogland as I learned the identities of my spoilers from SP8 (Wendy) and the One Skein Secret Pal exchange (Maribel). I got to reveal myself to my SP8 spoilee Madame Purl and my One Skein Secret Pal Diane. It's been great fun checking out everyone's blogs and seeing how much the spoilees liked their packages, and finding out more about who was spoiling me. I've added everyone's names to my blogroll and hope to see you all now and again.

In knitting news, I've finally learned the magic loop method of knitting socks. As you all know, I've signed up for the Sock Wars, and even though I don't have much hope of making it past the first round, I wanted to give myself at least a fighting chance. I'm practicing by working on Ellie's Eyelet Socks for the Mystery Sock KAL, and I have to say that I'm really loving this pattern. I'm using Rowan Wool Cotton and it feels very soft. I can't wait to wear this pair of socks. Here is a better picture of the true color of the yarn.I wasn't able to finish this pair of socks in time to be counted for the month of August for SAM2 due to the bronchitis I had, but now it's knitting in earnest time again.

And speaking of socks, I've signed up for Sock-ret Pal. Click on the button below for more information.
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If it sounds interesting to you, I'd love to see you there!


Angela Martínez said...

Ohh! Pretty scarf! I really love the purples, too.

And I'm jealous of you learning magic loop. Is it very difficult to get the hang of? I've been wanting to give it a try. And your mystery sock pattern looks like it's turning out beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Jennifer said...

Yay for magic loop! I am a smidge faster using the loop, but there's something about the old DPN's that I like.

msubulldog said...

Way to go on the Loop! :) And I'm glad you joined Sock-ret Pal, too. I can't wait for that to get started. It's been awhile since I've done any SP-ing.

Maribel said...

Hi there Katrina

I am so glad that you liked the scarf and the other goodies. I wanted to make sure you got the package this week. I am going to teach myself magic loop as well, I have been told by many its the best thing to learn.

Maybe you can give me some tips.

Have a great Labor Day weekend.

mamma said...

You deserve every bit of it. You are entirely too wonderful. Thank You for remembering my birthday. It was all too much. Thank you so much.