Sunday, January 21, 2007
It's a good day in January.....
Yes, they were right. It snowed. Approximately 7 inches, give or take. It's beautiful and fun for the kids, and exactly what a January Sunday should be like! Guess I am a mid-westerner that likes the four seasons that we have here - winter included.
I received the most thoughtful birthday gift from my friend Shirley. Four skeins of velvety soft baby Alpaca lace wt yarn. It is Knitpicks Alpaca Cloud, in "Sand" colorway. It is truly luscious!! I have been thinking of knitting a lace shawl, and this is just the catalyst that I needed. I purchased Susan Pierce Lawrence's pattern here, and I am all ready to roll. I understand this to be a good project for a beginner, so hope that is true. This will be my birthday project on Tuesday. I will be home from work, and with Sofee on my lap, I will start my very first ever lace shawl project! Thanks Shirley, and wish me well, everyone!!
Progress on the colorblock sweater continues. This is a fun project, and should go fairly fast. I have my colors planned out, if I have enough of each..... Here's hoping.