Look - proof that I have been knitting. Here is a pic of the kicky little dog sweater I started for the FurKids
kal.(I know that pic had to be HUGE for those of you reading via Bloglines - sorry....how to fix?)
This is the yarn I was using for Knitty's Ella. Which was a huge disaster with the Kuryeon. More on that another day. Hmph. Anyhoo, this is a pattern from Jil Eaton's Puppy Knits
. And while I still need to finish the leg part of the sweater - its really quite cute. Too small for my pup but I'm sure I'll find a good home for it.
Here is the reason (or at least one of em') I've not been knitting lately. Rug obsession.
The first one is a little too latch hook'y to me. Kinda lame. The second one.... I may be digging. Very kicky, funky and cool. We'll see. The owners of the house we are trying to buy had this kick ass rug in front of their kitchen sink. I've been obsessed with making something similar. Obsessed I say. Have you ever had that happen? Where it just takes over your brain?
I've also been long overdue in thanking a couple of people for some wonderful gifties sent my way. First, there is the package from the Donnster
Sent to me via San Francisco from Australia! Sharon made that bag. Cute eh? I love em it!~ Has a litttle handle on it and a toggle button to gather for closure on the top. Just perfect design.
Donni sent me the notebook (for my knitting adventures), candy that has long since vanished (yum) and strangely enough - she sent me a tube (is that what I'd call it?) of Vegemite
For all of you outside of Australia - if you are like me and curious about the stuff - a few words on Vegemite
Its scary. I mean, scary. Its a dark brown oil resembling substance which completely caught me off guard. I had imagined a mayo type of spread. The taste is kind of bitter, very salty and it lingers. I can't imagine you would use much on whatever it is you use this stuff with! Then there is the smell. Its like bread dough that has soaked in soy sauce. Just bizarre. Yet, so interesting. Completely forgeign to this country yet - made by Kraft Foods
Now, I'm hoping that my Australian buds know that I love you even if you eat Vegemite. And you feel the same about me too. Right?
Thanks Sharon & Donni - soooo much fun in that package!
Next in the giftie parade.Shannon
, also a fabulous bag maker, sent me a wonderful HAND WRITTEN pattern for my first sewn bag. As in she wrote it all out, dimensions and all and gave it to me. Killer thoughtful. Now to get my ass in gear..... and start!
I've received some other surprises
in the mail that I'll share with you tomorrow. My post from yesterday vanished - and I fear it was because of too many pictures. So - I'll not poke the bear today.
Did you know that today is Kim's birthday
? Stop by.... wish her a happy 31st
!(hehe - she will sooo love me for that)
Off to see what you've been up to lately!!