Thursday, October 23, 2008

october twenty-three

Today's earrings. They're turquiose and brown. Totally hard to photograph.

Mr. Mack was in a great mood this morning and had fun on his play mat.

Oh, I love this smile!

Today was a great mail day:

From the Woolgirl sock club, Yarntini Sock Yarn in Plum Blossom.

I also received Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in Shady Verdant

And some Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in Kirsty. Delicious!

I also decided that it was about time to block my mini-clapotis so I can wear it! I finished it in April of 2007 (over a year ago!) and never blocked it. Anyhow, I did a wet blocking on foam boards and I'll let it sit for a few days to make sure it really takes shape. (I do have plans in the future (2009) to make a full sized Clapotis for myself, as the first one I started (and got about 75% done) ended up getting finished by Barb, as we did a trade. I had fallen out of love with the color of the Clap, so she sent me some yarn and I sent her the almost finished Clapotis and the leftover yarn).

It's almost time for Halloween and I got my Booty Swap in the mail today from my swap pal Shan. Thank you Shan - I love everything. (And last week she had sent me the duo pattern Waffles (in both sizes!) to go along with this package!)

She sent a pair of socks for Mack, a pair of socks for Sean, some candies for Jamie & I (the boys are too young for those chocolates) and a sippy cup for Sean. I also got.... (below)

A freakin' gorgeous needle roll for my circular needles. Oh my goodness, I needed one!!! I had all intentions of figuring out how to make one, but now I don't need to! (I do need to replace my DPN holder, which I plan on making one for myself as well as for my sister, whom requested I make her one as well for her DPNs). (That'll be my project for November).

Look at the details of the stitching. FLOWERS! I wonder if that's hard to do with the sewing machine? I'm in love with my new needle roll and cannot wait to start loading it up with my circulars (a project for this weekend that's for sure!)

This evening I went with my mother, sister & grandmother to go see The Best of Broadway. It was a fabulous show. The singing and the dancing was just fabulous!

Mary Poppins.


Robyn's Nest new signature colorway is Robyn's Gold, now available!
It's handpainted by Zen Yarn Garden. It's fabulous and squooshy!

New stuff being listed this weekend - stay tuned!


Kimber said...

Lots of great yarn! I've been wanting Three Irish Girls for sometime now and the Zen custom yarn is lovely!

Bea said...

Wow this was a great mail day!

Nell said...

What a great smile on Mr. Mack!

carolynswafford said...

Mack is such a cutie!!!! Lovely lovely yarn...

Shan said...

I'm glad you can use the 'roll'. Happy Boo-ty swap :-)

g-girl said...

how funny that you should get a skein of three irish girls! I had been wanting to try their yarn too! that's so great that you're now selling robyn's gold! It was one of my favorite colorways from the sock kits. what a great circular needle holder!

Tara said...

That really IS a great mail day! I gotta get in on that sock club action.

Nice needle case, too. I love mine to bits (even without the flower detail).