just a quick post today to share some loves ~
first off, I received this one of a kind gift in the mail from a new friend:
Jocelyn sent me a note back in January and wanted to know if she could contribute to our Operation Alex Project Phase 1 & Phase 2 (her hat and a few others didn't make it into the photos so there was actually a Phase 3 that never got blogged about...sorry!)
I recently noticed one of these button jar creations in her projects and commented on it ~ lo & behold, look what I am now so proud and excited to own! Not only did Jocelyn knit up the pin cushion jar topper, she also made all the buttons she enclosed herself! Thank you so much, my new (and very talented!) friend. I hope much good juju comes your way if it hasn't already!
If you'd like to make one of your own here are some links:
on the knitting front:
I've been working on Coda from Wool People 7. It's a wonderfully classic reversible ( ! ) sweater design from Olga Buraya-Kefelian. It's a bottom-up sweater and I'm just about to the bust increases but had to stop for a bit since Olga sent me a note about errata in the pattern that I'm unsure about, so I'm waiting for her to answer a note from me before I go on. I love this design and with the bonus of using Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, it's been pretty hard to put down.
I'm also working on this:
It's a lace weight version of Jared Flood's Guernsey Wrap that I'm modifying for the finer gauge yarn. I'm hoping to have this done by our twentieth wedding anniversary in July (the entire project grew around this yarn and the colorway that so closely resembles our wedding flowers in color ~ salmon, orange and pink). It's Sappho 1 by The Sanguine Gryphon in the 'but have you forgotten me' colorway...a destash purchase from our fellow blogger Jeff. I was picking another friend's brain about my idea to use this yarn with this design and while I was chatting with her, she decided to surprise me with the pattern (thanks so much, Mimi!!).
I'm really enjoying this project as well since it prompted a visit down memory lane ~ the photo albums came out and we've had fun going through them and thinking about how quickly twenty years have gone by. I'm hoping the next twenty bring just as much joy as the first did.
|my handsome husband still takes my breathe away|
That's it for today ~ Dozer has a much needed date at the do-it-yourself salon (why oh why does he insist on rolling on slugs in the yard ~ stinky stinky stinky!!) and today I'm the lucky lady that gets to give him his bath. He hates it. I'm pretty sure I will, too, by the time it's over :).
Happy weekend, everyone! ~ Melissa