The swarm almost had me undone, but I'm now on to the penultimate section of Bee Fields
I cannot get over those little hummers! This is one fantastic pattern ... cannot wait to finish so I can move on to the stole version the "other lace yarn" - looks like I'll be able to score the pattern tomorrow?
DH (froggy, to those of you who are in the know) and I were discussing how to celebrate my upcoming birthday (not quite a big one, but I always try to be out of town on it) - and no, it wasn't today or yesterday, it's the 10th, in case you want to mark it down on your calendars ... we both thought that a couple of days at the beach might be a good idea, but, after checking around for the best price and the best options, we (actually he) decided that a new air conditioning unit for the bedroom would be a better decision.
So, I went down Broadway to Bed Bath & Beyond, pulled out my credit card, and had it loaded into a cab --- ah, the pleasures of living in the Big Apple! And yes, much much MUCH less expensive than a couple of days at the beach ---
And now, I'm about to quietly drift off to sleep in my chilly and comfy bedroom!
No pix of my sleeping quarters, however - it's a big fat MESS!!!!!!!
OK - I was sailing along and finally got stung! Last night, while I was in the throes of passionate knitting of the Bee Fields, somewhere along the line I made a booboo - no lifelines for me on this one, unfortunately ...
so most of the day today was spent tinking back to where I could discern the error - found it, only about 2-1/2 rows back (thank the deities). Phew!
and thanks to the other deities that I had stocked up on stitch markers; I do believe I am now using almost every single one I have (and, for those of you who know me well, that's probably a fib!)
notice how the frog and the hippo are looking on with great glee ...
and now - here's a taste of what arrived in the mail today (personal birthday present to myself):
I daren't open it for fear of starting it - better to let it marinate in the box - should I just wrap it up and put a bow on it?
I finally think that I now have a lace project that I WILL finish! I waited patiently for the arrival of my Bee Fields kit from Wooly Wonka Fibers.
We had a choice of either 1200 yds of Tupelo Gold or Buckwheat Honey - if you go to "new products" on the left of the website, you will see the options - I picked Buckwheat Honey.
It arrived yesterday... due to some sleep issues, I found myself winding one skein of it at around 430am: I forgot how QUIET this city is at that time of day, especially in the summer when no one is in town (at least in my neck of the woods).
Have been knitting away for the past couple of days on the Twist & Lace pattern in Dream in Color Smooshy; the knitting is slow but terrifically satisfying, and it's beginning to look like something:
one day I'll learn how to take better pictures. I'm practicing, but my digital camera only has 4.1mp...
After yesterday's pouring rain and the onslaught of the destruction of my dining room wall (no, I didn't take any pictures of that), I think I'll leave the house for a change--the sun is really shining today!