... but a surprise came in the mail, out of the blue, and completely brightened up my week.
Gorgeous midnight Skacel laceweight merino and Lorna's Laces in Black Purl.
The cutest sheep measuring tape and teacup pincushion with baby cotton yarn and bamboo addis!
To top it all off, luxurious bath goodies! All gifted by Mimi! Doesn't she have fabulous taste?
I also received magazines from Kerry and Agnes. Kerry gave me a sparkly pink initial of my very own to hang on my wall. It makes me happy just to look at it! Today's photos are very bad photos, but they're the best I could come up with. My camera has not been the same since it came back from servicing last month. The photos taken on autofcus are overexposed and bathed in blinding light. I really should bring it back to the service centre to enquire, but I haven't found the time to do so yet.
A sweet friend also gave me pink yarn to knit something for my daughter. I'll show it to you when I cast on. Now for a quick update. Sewise, I finally found a local supplier of Singer sewing machine parts and bought my walking foot and invisible zipper foot. The walking foot looks like a formidable piece of equipment that I don't have time to grapple with at the moment. Knitwise, I started a shawl, but it's only a few inches at the moment, so hopefully it will grow fast and look more interesting so that I can show it to you. Meanwhile, there are so many lovely new sweaters in the Fall magazines that I'm in danger of falling into startitis overdrive, how about you? My current raves are Knitscene's Molly Ringwald, the elegant grey cabled v-neck and the stunning red plunging v-neck, both from VK and IK's swallowtail shawl. For shame, all thought of knitting the husband's sweater has gone with the wind.