Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Hopefully Second Time's a Charm

I had this post all typed up this morning, hit the wrong button, and it went away to some other place never to return. I hate when that happens. I'll try again.

This is what we enjoyed after dinner last night. There are 2 Ben and Jerry's scoop shops downtown within walking distance of each other. I'm not so sure that this is a good thing on free cone day. It is delicious but I am glad this only happens once a year. This is what we felt like afterwards.

I finally got around to downloading the pictures of the last package from my secret pal. Thank you Colette for your generosity. Can you believe that I did not own this book.

I have looked at it often and thought of buying it. Now I don't have to. When I first opened the package and saw the yarn, I thought it was the Peruvian wool. Well, as soon as I picked it up, I realized my mistake. It's ALPACA - and it is so soft and luxurious. And the colors are exactly what I'd choose for myself. Colette beaded the earrings herself - I have already worn them and received several very nice comments. This was my first secret pal experience and Colette made it very special. Thanks!!

I finished knitting the baby sweater and all it needs now are the buttons. Isn't it cute! The Manos Stria is fun to use and the colors are so vibrant. The pom poms really make it.

I also started another sweater for me. I must be one of the few knitters who hasn't made this pattern. Yes, it's the back of my Ribby Cardi in Mission Falls wool. This seems like it will be a very warm sweater.

Lastly, I show a sky for Sandy. Enjoy!


Carole said...

Nice rainbow! And that Ribby Cardi will look so good on you, I just know it!

Sandysknitting said...

Yum. Ben and Jerry's! :)
And I do not have that book either. Enjoy it!
Can't wait to see more of the ribby!
Thanks for the sky, complete with beautiful rainbow!