Monday, December 3, 2007

Peacocks, Waters & Taffy

Not much new around here. The weekend was busy and crazy so Emma and I didn't get to make the gingerbread house. Maybe this coming weekend.

I received the gorgeous pattern for the Pretty As A Peacock shawl and knitted up the swatch. It calls for US size 4s, 24 sts and 36 rows in stockinette creating a 4 x 4 inch swatch. I went down to a US size 3 and came up with a 4 x 4.5 inch swatch. I think I'm going to go with it. The yarn I chose is Knit Picks' Gloss in Woodland Sage.

I also just finished clue 6 of the Mystic Waters KAL. Just two more left I think. I can't wait to get it finished and wet blocked. This yarn should really "bloom." (David was my model.)

I've picked up some more yarn and goodies to ship to my friend in Norway, Heidi. She ordered some candy from a shop in San Diego, CA, had it sent here so I could send it with the stuff I got for her. She is such a sweet heart!!!!! She had them include a pound of salt water taffy for me!!!!! Isn't that sweet? Seriously, I have the best on-line friends. The candy store is Cousin's Candy Shops. As you can see, I've been putting quite a whuppin on that pound!!!!


Gail R said...

Peggy, Your Mystic Waters looks so great - I do so want to see the finished one! That Peacock Shawl looks like it will be beautiful too.

Keep makin a dent in that candy girl - this is the holly daze season so have fun!

stitchin' girl said...

Your shawl is gorgous!! You are truly in inspiration with all the knitting you do!

I am also going to knit the Peacock and just have to pick out my yarn :o)

Roseann said...

I love looking at your shawls, they are very inspiring. I hope you and Emma Belle build your gingerbread house very soon and I look forward to more Mystic Waters.

Telefonhexe said...

Peggy, i love your Mystic Water. It will be very beautyfull !

I#m already only in clue 5 - but it's going on :-)

SYLVIE said...

Your Mystic Waters looks really nice.

I like the color you chose for the Peacock shawl. You sure keep yoursefl busy!

Opal said...

I'm getting Pretty As A Peacock in the mail. Hopefully it will get here soon! I don't have any lace on the needles. Isn't that a tragedy? I'm thinking of doing it in purple. Whaddya think?