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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Saturday Update...

Today has been better, tho' tonight I'm feeling as if I did too much. Probably did. You know me.

I scurried up to the post office today to meet a gal from the cat show to deliver her bags. While there I stopped at my box. I'm ashamed to say that I haven't been there in awhile. Here's what I found:
Birdsong asked for her friends to send her remnants of their sock yarns so she could make a Friendship Shawl. I mailed a small envelope of several different colorways off to her right away, and completely forgot that she'd be sending back to me what she called a "pocket angel." When I opened the envelope I was delighted. And immediately trundled down the road to a small local jeweler - they were kind enough to put a small hole thru it and add a jump ring for a little bit of nothing and I brought it home, and found a nice little chain to put it on to wear around my neck. Pocket angel? Well, I don't have pockets as a general rule. So this is much better for me! Thank you Birdsong...what a lovely gift.

I also had to attend a memorial service today, so that took up a portion of my afternoon. I started an order this morning that I will deliver at Sock Summit next month, and finished when I got back this afternoon:
Jocelyn ordered this with the intent of receiving it in Portland when we see each other.
That isn't orange. My camera does NOT want to photo the coral flannel I used. The green is a touch more to the side of sage, as well. I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out (since it's only the second Violette I've ever made).

Then I began to work on the bags and accessories I'm planning to take on the Portland trip. I don't often make items for me, I usually just start using what is still around after a couple of shows. Tonight, I made a coordinating Oressa doublepoint needle case to go with my Violette.

And here is the inside:

Now I'm off to find the heating pad and pick up Shawl That Jazz. I worried I won't have that done for the trip. It's been such a slog!

And that ticker is just ticking away up there - 18 more days?
I'm getting excited!


Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Oh. Oh, wow. It's gorgeous! Heehee, and it's mine! I love it :) I just know I'm going to be carrying it all over sock summit, petting it and presenting it to complete strangers to be admired. :)

11:16 PM  
Blogger Plain Jane said...

Beautiful needle holders!! I like the colors in all of them. {{HUGS}}

5:11 PM  
Blogger KnitYoga said...

The angel is a lovely way of saying 'thank you' and what a great idea to put it on a chain. Beautiful sewing as usual. I adore your sewn receptacles. They look so unique and the fabric you use is always so gorgeous!

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

It looks great! Almost coral.

That pocket angel is darling and how typically thoughtful of Birdsong.

Are you all rested up?

3:04 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Lovely pocket angel! From all your posts about her, Birdsong sounds like a wonderful person and friend.

You do a wonderful job of coordinating fabrics on all your pieces!

8:46 PM  

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