Friday, June 08, 2007

Some wool, some bull and some Woolly Boully



First, thank you to all for your happy birthday wishes both in post and email. I appreciate your kind words and yes my children are that wonderful! And my DIL, Cheryl, is too! I only wished they all lived closer...


Some show and never tell... I have always been artsy - tartsy all my life. I used to put on Let's Make a Deal shows for my parents - and handmake all these goofy prizes. It was one of my favorite shows. With that said, Stephanie has always been crafty. She also has the decorating gift, which I do not, and can knit, sew and the like. Now my son Chris, has dabbled a little. When he phoned me yesterday for my birthday, (they always have liked to see who can call first - and I never tell who the winner is) he asked if I received his package. He also said when it arrived, I might be amazed at a hidden talent he had.


Well, the package arrived, and with great anxiety, I opened it. Oh my gosh, it was a clock with our new logo on it. Burned into it. Which meant, he was playing with fire? I called him immediately and he said, remember the wood-burning set you gave Stephanie and I when we were little? I liked it then and I really like dabbling with it now and am getting quite good. I vaguely remember the wood burning kit - but surely I never allowed them to plug it in... I mean, come on. Wood - burn ... I will treasure it and it works beautifully.
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The socks are from Woolly Boully which has been *walking* right on out of here. This is the neapolitan and the socks are done. From the toe up, and WendyKnits.net Feather and Fan motif on the top. I really love how they turned out. Don't worry, if you missed one of the colorways I had, another large order has been placed with Jenny of Woolly Boully. Her colorways are scrumptous... And I am adding 4 more colorways.
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Also in, Skinny Duets - a new sock yarn from Angela of A Swell Yarn shop. Great yarn and also arrived today and already up are our new line of Hiya-Hiya needles. I was impressed with these at TNNA. When you remove the circulars from the package, you would expect the cable to be all kinked/coiled up and have to run under hot water. Not the case! I'll have some of those please, I told Mary from Hiya-Hiya. And some I got! Also am test driving their 6" bamboo dpns which are impregnated with resin (sounds bad but it's not)... This line of needles are affordable and functional...
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Hope ya'll all have a great weekend. I shall be doing a rain dance. It is so dry here. My poor little birds and backyard critters are not liking this. But no fear, they have a couple of shallow dishes to splash in. And drink from. It's a hoot to watch...

5 comments:

sandra said...

Love the clock! And the socks look great too. I wonder if they are my size?

Anonymous said...

Wow! Chris, you did an amazing job on the clock - incredible...and for the record...I believe I called first!

i love you mom!

Steph

Lone Knitter said...

Wow! Your son did an amazing job on the clock. How thoughtful of him! I love the socks. They came out beautifully. I'll have to save a skein of that colorway for myself next time.

Octopus Knits said...

Cool clock, and the socks are lovely! I'm going to have to try that pattern.

Anni said...

What a cool clock. Love the new logo. And the socks are gorgeous too.