The second package from my Sock-ret Pal arrived a while ago at my family’s house, but since I was in Florida, I didn’t get to open it right away. I finally got to open it on Wednesday (but did not have internet access to post!). Wanna see? Of course you do!
My pal sent me some great stuff! It all came packaged up in a stocking, which I thought was really cute. Inside I found some See’s candy (oh how you woo me with chocolate and hard candies!), two sets of double pointed bamboo needles (neither brand I’ve tried before, so I’m really looking forward to it – plus I’ve been really wanting an extra set of 1 and 2 DPN’s), two fiber postcards (so cool!), a book – Zen and the Art of Knitting by Bernadette Murphy (looks like a great read!), a set of beaded stitch markers, a little sweater on a key chain, and two skeins of Koigu KPPPM (I love the colors and already have a pattern in mind!).
Thank you Sock-ret Pal!! You rock! :o)
I also have an FO to accompany this post! The drive from Florida to Kentucky to New York proved to be a good time for knitting. I started and completed the We Call Them Pirates hat.
Yarn: Lamb’s Pride Worsted (85% wool/15% Mohair) in Clematis (M-56) and Creme (M-10) – yarn that has been in my stash for quite some time
Gauge: Not sure, I didn’t do a swatch, but it turned out just right
Needles: US 4 for the outer layer and US 3 for the inside layer
Time: Started 1/22/07, Completed 1/26/07
Notes: I think I’m going to block it and tack down the inside a little better. I think the pattern turned out well, but I would make some adjustments to the chart if I did it again. I think it’s hard to see the cross bones in person (they look okay in the photos!) with the little extra patterning in the chart. I know this would make some of the floats in the back quite a bit longer, but I think it would be easier to see the cross bones.
On with the photos!
Close up of the pattern/stitches:
That’s all for now! Stay tuned for photos of the Shetland Triangle soon because I’ll be blocking it this week!