Monday, April 19, 2010

Look what I got in the mail!!!!

I am soooo exited, I got a parcel in the mail today...
It all started with a simple inquiry in Ravelry, my much used and abused I-cord machine packed it in.
Quick second of silence for the dearly departed...
However I knew where to get a new one from the states, but I wanted one from Canada, I had my personal reasons.
Posted in forums on Ravelry, got great feedback and responses, (Don't you just love Ravelry) even offers of trade which I really appreciated, but the one that got to me the fastest was Robyn, of Robyn's nest. What a great person to have met, and after a few emails look at what the snail mail brought to my lap!!!

You have guessed it

A beautiful, wonderful, helpful, brilliant tool to replace the now retired purple one!!!
This really turns my crank!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Look at what the storm blew in...

We had a crazy storm last Friday, and I was trying to stay calm. Since the 2006 storm every time the wind picks up my body starts to shake. I have gone from heavy drugs to knitting. I discovered that in those cases the best anti anxiety I know is small concentrated fiddling work and ear plugs... If I don't hear it am okay!!!
I had just finished the main part of a hat, was glancing sideways at my button stash, so here is:
"A Case of Too many Buttons"

The patience and concentration of sewing soo many buttons did the trick, I stayed calm through howling winds...

and got another crazy hat to boot.

Besides being in love with the colors and the noise the hat makes when I shake my head I love the reactions of people when I ware it. Goes from bursting out laughing to "all that sewing, are you insane!!!"
What a wonderful way to lighten up our lives...