Sunday, August 28, 2011

Weekend Update 8-28-11

Well Hurricane Irene is proving to be less of a threat than originally thought for us in the North East this weekend. I'm sure there is going to be damage from flooding and winds when all is said and done, but throughout the week the threats have been downgraded. At the moment it just raining and raining ... and raining out there.

Yesterday was a fantastic mail day for me. I received the CD of my wedding photos and all the goodies you see below:

1. My order from The Loopey Ewe ... remember the exclusion to the no yarn rule ... the Ultra Alpaca Light is for my friend's fingerless mitts. I think it impossible to place an order for only $10.50. So I got some Madelinetosh Sock ... in what I think is finally the perfect Tardis blue that I've been searching for!! Again ... hurricane outside so the photo doesn't show off the yarn in its best light. And I've wanted to try ChiaoGoo needles so I ordered a pair of those.

2. I pre-ordered Wendy Knits Lace and that arrived. And offers free shipping over $25 ... who's to argue. So I also ordered Charts Made Simple.

3. The fantastic Sue sent me her Halloween Fairy to finish ... along with some yummy goodies too! Too sweet, thanks again Sue!

I finished the West Mystery KAL shawl. I think this is the first mystery KAL that I finished ... and on time!

Its not quite finished yet. I still have to weave in all the ends and block it. Once complete I'll post a finished photo.

Fall is coming ... these flowers indicate it is so!

Alright, the lights are dimming and cutting out ... time to power down the computer. At least I can knit if we lose power, LOL!


Minding My Own Stitches said...

I hope Irene takes it easy on you! Fingers crossed that you just have to stay indoors and play with all the goodies that came in the mail!

autumngeisha said...

The shawl looks great! Good job for finishing on time. Glad to hear that you are staying safe in the hurricane. We had to evacuate the island but came back to just a few fallen trees and luckily no flooding. Have fun with the loot.

WildflowerWool said...

I love mail days like that. Enjoy!!