Blogger has been a nightmare the last few days – I have been trying to blog since last Thursday, but without luck...
Anyway – here are a few things that I wanted to share from last week.
My mom knitted another cardigan for me and it finally arrived on Wednesday. It was in the mail from Germany for over 6 weeks. She paid for airmail but the brainiac German postal worker didn’t put an Airmail sticker on the package. I am convinced the clerk did that deliberately because my mom wouldn't spring for higher postage to get the package to the US faster. But of course we have no proof, so we can’t do anything about it. Anyway – just wanted to get a little anger off my chest. Here is the cardigan:
I think you can see how happy I am about her wonderful knitting. My mom truly knits like a machine. Her stitches are super-even. See for yourself.
So, here is the story of this treasure. When I visited my family in Germany in May, my mom told to bring some of my stash and she would knit me something with it. That's great destashing, isn't it? I brought her a green cotton blend (it’s a German brand – Wolle Rödel) which I bought over 7 years ago. I never touched it - it sat in a box all this time - so I finally decided to give it to her for a cardigan. We picked out a pattern while I visited and she started on the project right away. And she ripped while I was there. She thought it would look better if she knitted the fronts and the back together. No wonder I don't like seams - it's genetic. ;-)
Mom told me that she still had yarn left over and it would be enough for a tank top. YAY - I can't wait. Then I will have a twin set - how cool is that?
Remember the drama with the hairdresser the weekend before last? I finally had an appointment - now it's super short and I am loving it.
I. love. my. hairdresser. He. is. so. good.
He had a field day. I sat down and showed him a picture of a haircut I found in one of the salon's magazines. He looked at me and asked if I was serious. Of course I was - he said I made his day. ;-) Since I am not one of these women that just want a little trim... At some point I looked in the mirror and, I swear, it looked like Edward Scissorhands was working on my hair, with it flying all over the place. If you live in the Atlanta area and want his number, let me know.
Then Thursday night, I spun some more yarn. It's one of Pixie's gifts, Olive Corridale. I really like spinning it. I tried to spin is even and airy, so I can knit it without plying it first. It turned out pretty nice.
app. 55 yards (I still have some roving left to spin up)
Even Hermione thought is was good enough to model - well, OK, it took quite a bit of coaxing...
AHHH - and I got the latest issue of my German knitting magazine, Verena. There are some fabulous projects I am going to tackle in a little bit - probably after the holidays.
Here are some pix from the magazine:
Lots of luvly knits - I just have to modify them for the Southern US, no turtle neck, no heavy wool, ... ;-)
So, that's the wrap-up from last week. On Friday, Hubby and I went to the Blue Ridge Mountains for the weekend to celebrate our second anniversary. More about that in a little bit.