Thursday, September 27, 2007

UPDATE!

I had to write on my hand Update! With three underlines, just so I would remember to do this. My sock pal is anxiously waiting for me to post about the gorgeous socks and other great stuff she sent me, and I have so much to post! Be prepared for a long, detailed blog full of pictures!
Ok...Where to start...
Well, A few weekends ago, I went home to try and sell my knitted scarves, hats and dishcloths at the annual 50 Mile Yard Sale.
I set up my table at my parent's house...
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Priced the items according to what I thought they were worth ($10 for a scarf, $10 for 100% wool touques, $2 for a dishcloths)....
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And by the end of the day, I sold 1 scarf and 3 dishcloths! Terrible! People are just not looking for quality knitted items at yard sales!
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At least I got to see a pretty Monarch butterfly.
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A few days later, I got a package in the mail. It was from my sock pal, from Sockapalooza! I told her I liked Dobby socks (ones that didn't match), and that's what she made! They're wonderful, and they fit perfectly! I haven't had to wear them yet, it's been really warm here, in fact, yesterday got up to 31 celsius (88 ferenheit), feeling like 39 celsius (102 ferenheit)!!!! But I love them!
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Broadripple sock
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And for the other foot....
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Monkey!
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I love the colours in both pairs. But she didn't stop with the socks, no, this is what she sent along with them!
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The rest of the yarn! That's crazy! AND a pretty bag! The outside fabric matches the monkey sock, and the inside fabric matches the Broadripple sock! So awesome!
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She also sent me the patterns for the socks she made, and another pattern for an ankle sock, which I couldn't resist making!
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(I have such a huge ankle, from multiple sprains that made it swell up to the size of an orange!)
Tada! One Breeze sock down, one to go, which I think I'll make with the orange yarn and the orange stripey yarn for the heel. Yet another pair of Dobby socks!
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Close up of the lace pattern
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And the gorgeous heel!
She also sent me a wonderful lemon and poppyseed soap, that I use all the time, it smells great! And a sample of wool wash, which I'll be using soon to get all my socks ready for chilly winter nights.
And I took some shots of berets I made, but I think I'll wait for my next post to talk about those.
For now, here's a shot of Carlos on our new bed, which is insanely comfortable!
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2 comments:

Yarn Freak! said...

Hey girl!!!! Holy knitter!!! you do beautiful work!!!! (and I don't mean just interviewing LOL)
why is my cat lying on your bed....LOL swear to God-Mocha and Carlos are twins!!!!!

Yarn Freak! said...

Halifax Knitters
This is the halifax group I was telling you about!!!