Sunday, July 15, 2007

I got some goodies ..

One of the best parts of going on vacation is getting souvenirs, but getting goodies moves up to a different level when you stay home and you get goodies from the best friend.

Nancy and her family went on vacation this past week to Virginia, and while they all frolicked in water parks and experienced history at Colonial Williamsbridge, I had house checking duty. Of course I don't mind making sure that her home is safe and checking on the animals because I do get rewarded in many ways.

I got my very own Virginia goodies bag which included an apple spice cake mix ( anything apple related belongs to me... appleholic here ), a replacement copy of the Magic Loop booklet since someone can't find my copy in her house and some amazing yarn. The hank of Claudia Hand Painted Merino yarn in the carousel colorway. I am thinking of making myself some funky gloves for the early winter. Nancy went to what seemed to be a lovely store called Knitting Sisters and she got some amazing things herself.

So... while I was at Michael's this past week looking for some gift basket stuff for the Harry Potter # 7 release party at my store, I came across a knitters best friend ... a clearance sale!
The large 600 plus yard Lily's Sugar n' Cream was on sale for $4 per skein. I quickly put away the small balls I had in my basket and picked up three in various colors. I really want to make some of the washcloths from Weekend Knitting and some baby bibs as gifts. The colors are perfect for what I to do this summer.

Project update:
  • One of my first short rows socks is finished, I am just having typical second sock syndrome. I am happy how it came out considering that I took it apart 4 times before some success.
  • Baby Kimono and hat are done but I am adding some easy bloomers from the Cozy Knits book to make a set and to use up the rest of the stash yarn.
  • Easy Bernat baby blanket done in two nights, hey I am good but it was only garter stitch but I really want to want to loop some ribbon in the eyelets to make it look fancier.
Pics will follow when all is finished.

So who else is watching General Hospital: Night Shift on SoapNet?. After not watching GH for over 15+ years I started watching it again last year, and now I have more chances to drool over Steve Burton.


Nancy said...

Glad you like the goodies.

Steve Burton at all hours of the day and night is a good thing;)

Kathleen said...

cute stuff. omg, the b&n people were so snotty when I asked about the book release night in bay shore. the staff was even confused amongst themselves how it would work. i couldn't believe the attitude they gave me. sigh.