What’s not to love about the fifth decade? It sure started out great. A huge birthday banner greeted me by the breakfast table:
This thing is BIG, like 4x6 feet. Look carefully – it’s covered with balls of yarn! S1 told the boys to draw pictures of things I liked.
I also got a copy of Clara Parkes’ new book, The Knitter’s Book of Wool. It’s dreamy, everything I expected and more. I’ll post a review soon.
When I got home from work, a book box was waiting for me on the front porch. S1 said “This is for you, but I don’t recognize the return address.” I looked at it and said “I do! This must be a signed copy of Kristin Nicholas’s new book that Kristina had sent to me!” And it was. Check out the colorful note:The photographs in this book are exciting. If there’s one thing Kristin knows, it’s color. I’ve been meaning to make a couple of her patterns for a while now (like the big lilac bag and crochet Christmas ornaments). I especially like how she embellishes knitted and felted items with colorful embroidery. This book includes embroidery instruction, color theory, and much more. I’ll post a full review another day. I haven’t had time to sink my teeth into this book yet. I just keep caressing the beautiful cover whenever I walk past it. What a treat. Thank you, Kristina!
In knitting news, I finished the pink sparkly socks last week. I’ll post a full report with photo as soon as I get that photo. Meggan wants to wear a specific outfit to pose with the socks. You have to appreciate a handknit recipient who is so into the documentation process that she plans a coordinating outfit. She also asked about laundry care right away! (I gave her a Soak sample packet to try.) This woman knows how to play the situation. She just might get another pair one day. Ha!