The next little eye catcher is just a 2x2 sock BUT the YARN is what gives this its appeal. This is from Crash into Ewe and it's hand painted merino. I LOVE this yarn. The colorway is called Girls just wanna have fun! How cool is THAT. It did "pool" a bit at the top but in kind of a nifty sort of way. I changed needles sizes and it stopped. To be really honest with you, as far as pooling goes....do I mind it??? Well....not so much! I kinda think its cool. I dunno how I would feel if it was in a sweater and the pooling ran right across either the center of my stomach (let's face it, no mother wants to have that area accentuated) I mean, hey, I am not totally out of shape, but that area...yeah, well, lets just say, I still can pinch a teeny more than an inch LOL. Needless to say, aren't the socks cute? The color is so me:) PLUS, it feels really nice to work with. I will hold my comment on whether it pills or not cuz well, they ARE socks and ya gotta expect SOME piling. It has fuzzed a teeny more than I expected, but remember, it is up against some rough hands LOL.
Next up, here is progress on the HypotIloveit! This pattern (actually called hypotenuese) is from www.knitspot.com one of Anne's little master pieces (please keep sending Anne your thoughts and prayers.). I screwed it up once and had to start over but I am trodding along now. I am having lots of fun doing it too. If you REALLY gotta see one done, go to http://sockpr0n.blogspot.com/ and check out Aija's. It is so pretty. While your there, look at her stitch markers too, they are REALLY nice. She's a very talented knitter and I enjoy reading her blog alot. She is also really nice too. I had been knitting a caplet and she posted a photo of it when she made it, well, I got stuck and I emailed her and asked her a question about it, she was more than happy to help out. I am continually amazed at the generosity and kindness from all of the knitting/spinning community. The lighting on this is pretty pathetic but Miss Priss JUST fell asleep and if I turned the light back on, she would be awake again *shudder* ewwwww that just scares me THINKING it! Anyways, the yarn for this is Debbie Bliss Alpaca and I am on the second repeat now, it is really fun. I even might make another one for my parents for Grandparents day this year. My mom LOVES anything I make, she is really very sweet about it, my biggest fan....other than my cousin, I told ya'll about her before. I have to give her a call, I think she has been REALLY busy and she probably needs a respite LOL trust me, if you knew her husband (my cousin by blood, she is my cousin by marriage, and we won't let her kick him out LOL we don't want him back LOL)
Well, the end is near ya'll. I will leave you with my final little goody. This is Ruby Red depression glass and the photo does not do it justice. It is so pretty and I LOVE it. I have the perfect spot on my dinning room buffet! This is the newest addition to my collection...oh, I forgot to show the first in this seres...first, here is the vase and candy platter:Not a chip, scratch or dent, just stunning. The next was actually the (3rd) well, first of Fenton red glass, but it is a REAL stunner, this is what got me hooked:Now I am sure ya'll probably have seen glass far nicer than this, but not me LOL....I am just now starting to appreciate the beauty in many "antiques". I NEVER liked to buy them or look for them, none of that. I wish now, that I would have listened to my mom trying to tell me all the time about things like this. That woman is like an arsenal FULL of information and she knows tons about Fenton and Depression glass. I hope I can someday have her knowledge! Well, that's all folks. I am sure your upset and sad LOL. I will be posting some fiber shots sometime this week and ohh, I almost forgot, I am expecting something in the mail this week, wanna guess what it is?? C'mon, try it, maybe there will be a little surprise in it for whoever guesses. If you have a guess, leave it in the comment box and at the end of the week, I'll post a photo of it and then I'll draw a name from a name generator!! Who knows, you may get something you need or want ;) BUT it WILL be knitting related so you'll like it either way LOL.
Ok, now off to guessing and good luck!