This morning I got my Piddleee order in the mail. I am loving the tape measure handle.
She attached a sample from Zero, one of Piddleloop's other stitch marker sample suppliers (like me!) However, she wasn't going to send me my own samples, so I got to sample other people's stuff! So awesome.
The above sock knitting pouch (my jaywalkers are already in it), came with this little pouch.
And I also purchased this DPN wallet. I am just loving the fabric (having a Graphic Design background, I love numbers! Especially in black and white)
She also sent me some other samples of stitch markers, as well as some buttons! I am loving these! It's really cool to get samples from other people, that I would have otherwise not ever seen their stuff.
She also sent me some gift tags (knitting!) and some matching notecards. I can't wait to have an excuse to use them! What is unfortunate is that Canada post opened my envelope, so I don't know if there was anything missing (Jenn?). They re-sealed it with yellow packing tape, that said Canada Customs on it. And even though the envelope was marked GIFT, I was charged Duty/Customs on it. (What's with my luck and customs lately?) Anyhow, since it was actually marked GIFT, I disputed it, (though I had to pay it first) and mailed it off yesterday to the Customs Center (which is like 10 minutes from my house in Ville-St-Laurent). Hopefully I will be able to get my $11.72 back. Bastards.
Today, I also received mail from Laura, whom I'd requested some of these above stitch markers from. Aren't they just AWESOME?? I love them! I can't wait to put them onto a project!
She also sent me these awesome stitch markers as well. I know for a fact that I have more stitch markers right now, than I'll ever know what to do with, but I don't care!! I'll still be making more and swapping again for more. I'm addicted.
She also sent these awesome beads, hmmm, I think I see stitch markers in their future.
I also decided to finish sewing in the ends of Calorimetry today, and add on the button. I have one more of the same button, for the other Calorimetry I plan on making with the Berocco Love It that I exchanged with Kadi.
Here is my model of the Calorimetry. I was having a bad hair day, so excuse the photo! I need to take a photo like the pattern has it... I love it! I'll wait for a better hair day. By the way, the necklace in the photo, is my FAVE necklace ever. I wear it all the time. I try to make sure that my outfits always match it!
Tonight I went to my local Montreal Knits Meetup (SNB). I worked a bit on my FIL's Irish Hiking Scarf, as well as my Jaywalkers. After doing a bunch of rows, this (above) happened. WHAT THE F??!! This has never happened to me before. I'm hoping tomorrow I can exchange them for a new set. I'm going to be in the area where the LYS where I bought them, so I'm going to stop by and see what they can do for me. What a piss off!!! Thank goodness I had other projects with me, because otherwise, actually, I could have knit them on 4 Dpn's instead of 5... so it wouldn't have been a huge problem, I just know the pattern on 4 Dpn's for the pattern row... (Knit 1 front & back, knit 8, double decrease, knit 8, knit 1 front & back....) that works out on the 21 stitches per needle. Otherwise, I'd have to figure out how to place them on my needles! I then worked a bit on my Chevron Scarf, while chatting with some new people and some familiar faces. And I wanted to see Angela before she left for two week to go back home (Newfoundland).
ps- Happy Birthday Sherrie!