Look what came in the mail today!
Yeah, I'm dangerous with an iBook and a credit card. The top two pictures are my order from Jimmybeans - for Audrey, Rowan Calmer in Squirrel and the Rowan 35 magazine; and three more colors of GGH Soft Kid for my flowers. This is the first Rowan magazine I've ever purchased, and while it is a splurge I won't be repeating often, it is a fantastic read! I'm loving the articles on crochet and pursemaking as well as all the patterns. There are at least a few other things I can see myself making. But first, Audrey! This is what she looks like:
The poppies are going well - I've even had my first commission! Well, not so much "commission" as "Wow, that's cute! Can I get one?" But hey, whatever it takes, right?
The bottom picture? That would be my new drop spindle and gorgeous olivey roving from an awesome eBay seller, anniemay123. It was ordered on Monday and in my hands on Wednesday. I haven't done much with it yet except to caress the roving. It's so lovely - olive with streaks of teal, raspberry, lime, gold......I can't wait to see what it looks like in yarn form! I just hope I don't screw it up - I've never spun before and I'm not sure what possessed me to get this stuff. Well, I do know what possessed me - that roving. I'm just not sure I can make it be yarn!
Well, I'm off to get some stuff for my New Year's Eve dinner - which I will be enjoying all by myself. This is a good thing - Christmas kicked my ass, y'all. This is my first real day off in almost a month and I am just so happy to be relaxing and hanging around the house with nothing to do. For dinner I'm having mussels in white wine and roasted herbed potatoes and a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. mmmmmmm. I'm not sure who is reading this blog - I know at least a couple of people have stopped by - but I want to wish everyone out there a happy and safe New Year. Happy knitting for 2005!