Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Goodies From My Sister

I finally got around to taking pictures of the goodies I got from Karen, on Monday. We had our Christmas together then, since we could not be together over the actual holidays. She embroidered a sweatshirt for me, It says I heart knitting and the heart is a yarn heart with knitting needles in it.... I love it, She knit me a pair of beautiful socks in my favorite Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport, the pattern is the cup cozy pattern (turned sock pattern by her) from IK magazine. And some dyes, because she knows I love to dye yarn. I love it all. Thanks again Karen.

And while we were over in Cincinnati, we went to her LYS and I bought some goodies for myself with Christmas money from the in-laws. The One Skein book I actually bought for Karen, but she already had it, so while we were at the yarn shop I bought her Scarf Style and I will keep this one for myself. The sock yarn is Lorna's Shepherd Sock in the Seaside colorway and the other yarn is Sahara, from Joseph Galler in the Natural colorway, it is 50% merino and 50% camel hair and it is yummy! I have never knit with this yarn but it feels lovely.

And to reward myself for finishing my first UFO of the year, I started a pair of socks. This is my own pattern, I am knitting them in Lorna's Laces Sport in the Irving Park colorway. There is more brown in this yarn than I anticipated, and I have to say at first I was disappointed in it, the color that is, not the yarn, but it is growing on me.

Today is the Benjamin's 13th birthday, it is so hard to believe that he is a teenager now. He wanted a Jello cake, I just got that out of the oven. I need to wrap his I Pod and I Tune card, he will be happy with that. I just know he is going to want to go to McDonald's for his birthday dinner...yuck! But, it is his birthday so that is most likely where we will end up... yuck, have I said that already. Happy Birthday young man.


Karen said...

You didn't show off the wonderful sock blockers I made you, but that's ok. I love making things for you. Give the birthday boy a BIG KISS from his Aunt Karen! I love the sock you're knitting. Are they for me? I foot is an inch shorter than yours.

Anita said...

I, on the other hand, LOVE brown and that Irving Parkway color looks amazing! I'm going to have to go looking for that one. Yummy.

hakucho said...

Love all your goodies from your sister. It's so nice you can share your love of knitting with each other.

Your new sock is gorgeous. Color...pattern just lovely!

Happy birthday Ben! Yay...13! My baby is 12...they grow up so fast :(

Happy knitting with all your new stuff :)

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday to Benjamin!

Karen sure spoiled you, look at all that great stuff!

Your sock is looking great, and I love the design you came up with too!

Rebecca said...

Happy birthday to Benjamin! Does his name have anything to do with the fact that he shares his birthday with Benjamin Franklin? My son turned 11 today, so I know these things! At least we got to go to dinner at Smokey Bones.

Love the cables on that sock. The colors look great to me.

Diane said...

Happy Birthday Ben!

Love all the stuff you scored from your sister and the LYS.

Helen said...

A very happy 13th birthday to Benjamin! You got some lovely presents from your sister, you are lucky you have a sister to share your passion with. I love the Irving Park colourway and the pattern too.

Mary Lynn said...

Today (1/18) is my son's sixth birthday. We too are going to McDonalds. I've been hoping that he will grow out of it. He hasn't.

Hope your son had a great time!

Janice said...

What a fun Christmas package from your sister! The sweatshirt is great.. I love the heart yarn ball..what a cute idea. I am trying to learn to knit socks.... your's look GREAT! Enjoy Mcdonalds :-) (is that possible???) WEll, enjoy your son's birthday!

Angela said...

Really like your pattern. Do you mind sharing?


Anonymous said...

Great gifts! I love the socks, it's a beautiful design.
I hope you had a nice birthday meal with your son!