Thank you so much to Grace for the wonderful birthday surprise box she sent! She really knows how to treat a girl right... I got 2 boxes of yummy tea, a bag of Hershey kisses, a Holiday Wish List note bad (so perfect for leaving hints around!), a cute little trinket box, 3 skeins of Peaches & Cream and 2 skeins of Nashua Wooly Stripes, which I've been wanting to try out! Love it all - thank you Grace for your thoughtfulness!
Grace also helped me to pick out the perfect shawl pattern for my Great Adirondack Sirino yarn.... the Sun Ray Shawl. I'd never done a provisional cast on before, but was lucky enough to have my knitting queen, the wonderful Joanne, help me out last week at the end of knitting night! I haven't gotten too far along yet, but I'll show you anyway... just don't laugh... well, not too loud anyway!
Its a simple, basic women's hat made from one of the new Bernat blends, Bernat Alpaca. I saw it at AC Moore and even though its only 30% alpaca (70% acrylic), it is very soft and comes in some pretty shades... at only $3.99 a skein, you really can't beat it! I still have a bit left over from the one skein after making this hat too. This will probably end up being sold at the Holiday Open House at A Knitter's Garden . I bought 3 more skeins of it and will probably do some more (and possibly keep one for myself). They work up fast and the yarn was not at all bad to work with. Side note, I've decided to do AKG open house on Dec 1st & 2nd, instead of Jenn's Holiday Shopping Extravaganza. Joanne extended the invitation to me and I figured it might be a better audience for my products, not to mention its always good to try something new.