Thursday, February 7, 2008

Yes, I Am!!!!!!

A very sweet on-line friend of mine, Arianwen, from Yorkshire, England sent me a goodie package. Included in this wonderful package were several vintage knitting patterns that she inherited from her grandmother who taught her to knit. There are socks, gloves, sweaters and some hats. Really cool stuff. And just the fact that it orginated from her grandmother makes it even more special. I love old stuff. She also sent me some really yummy chocolate from Belgium and the coolest yarn. It is hand spun and dyed by Araucania in Chile and is 100% alpaca. The coolest thing is it is dyed with the national flower of Chile, the Copihue. "The flowers are red, with six petals; the fruit is an edible berry with numerous small seeds. In the wild the plant is pollinated by hummingbirds."
I finally finished clue 3 of SOTSii. It looks like I made a mistake back in clue 2. I'll work some magic once she is done and fix it, cuz I ain't tinkin or froggin.

Clue 4 for SOTSii comes out tomorrow as does Clue 3 for Dem Fischer sin Fru. I haven't even begun clue 2 for Dem Fischer yet and I'm so far behind in SSS it ain't even funny. But, you know what? It is okay...............................................cuz........................................I AM THE LACE KNITTER. Right?

Huh? Right?

Right? Oh, Yeah!!!!!!!


Carol said...

What a nice gift! I love Vintage. I was right there with you on the lack of Dem Fischer sin Fru progress and then I made it worse...I frogged it. I'll explain it all in my next blog post. I'm behind in posting photos for all my knitting. The light has been so dismal here in Michigan, nothing turns out the right color. Sunny days coming eventually, though. They always do.

Opal said...

Pretty yarn! And yes, you are The Lace Knitter. You'll catch up and get it done. I have absolute faith in you. :)

Roseann said...

Yes, you are the lace knitter and my perpetual lace inspiration. Your shawl is so beautiful, I love watching it grow!

CraftyGryphon said...

Ooooh, so *that's* what SotS-2 looks like so far... now I'm gonna *have* to start it this weekend!

(Not great for my UFO count, but I really like the way yours looks, thus have to give in and start it?)

Beading Banshee said...

You're WAY ahead of me! I'm still working on Mystic Waters, haven't even started SSS or SOTSii, and I'm still on clue 1 of Dem Fischer!

I've decided that while I am definitely a lace knitter, I've also really overbooked myself on KALs, and I'm not going to even try to keep up with everyone else!

Besides, I'm also trying to design a lace shawl, which is taking a really really really huge amount of my knitting time!

Alpaca Granny said...

Oh, Peg, whenever I get an extra minute, your blog is the first place I head to catch up on your life. You always make me smile.
Way to go, you LaceKnitter, you. Did I ever tell you that Sharon Winsauer, of the famed Dragon pattern, is one of my best friends and I DON'T knit lace.

Anonymous said...

I don't think anyone would argue with you being the lace knitter. It's coming out beautiful! What shape will it end up?

Great loking goodies.

kimberly said...

Your stole is looking great and I can't see a mistake anywhere. Lucky you on the fun package too, those patterns will be great to try out!

Kristina B said...

Peggy: thanks for visiting my blog. Your SOTSii looks fab. Great colour. And if there's a mistake, I don't see it - frog not!!!



Kristina B said...

PS Peggy: can I ask you a really stupid question? How do you get your photos (I'm speaking of your SOTSii photo here) so large when clicking on it to check it out further? I'm a bit of a luddite... and wouldn't mind doing that for some of my finer knit stuff. :-)