Tiger Woods be warned… You are in danger of being outshined by none other than mine own self. NOT!!! Canada Day was spent knocking golf balls around at a course just outside the city (and by ‘around’ I actually mean ‘in the water/sand/bushes’). This was my first time going golfing and I actually made it through ALL EIGHTEEN HOLES. Took us a good 3.5 hours and about 5 lost balls on my part, but we made it. Oh yes Mr. Woods, Knitting Daisy has conquered a novice par 3 course with a score of somewhere around *at least* 2 over par on *almost* every hole. You better watch out! LPGA Tour here I come. LMAO… It was fun though, once I got past the first hole where I almost gave up. It’s not as easy to hit the ball off the tee as you’d think! But the best part?I got to drive the cart :)
Turned into this:Now I know that doesn’t look like much, and it isn’t, but let’s all remember that I must must MUST keep trucking on the top-secret unbloggable project okay? Although I feel I should be completely honest and tell you that last night my handspun significantly increased somehow, tee hee hee.
I needed a break alright? Sheesh. :)
So yeah, that was motivational package numero uno. Package number 2 arrived a couple days later but I was unable to pick it up until Sunday. Now this package was stuffed with a ‘kick in the arse’ — for my birthday I decided to splurge and ordered a bunch of that heavenly delicious fiber we call yarn. Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday dear me-eeeeeee, happy birthday to me!Let’s see, what have we got here… On the bottom is 1250 yards of Dream in Color Classy, a tasty superwash aran weight merino, which will eventually transform into an afghan.
Next up is a hand-dyed hank of MadelineTosh sock (orangey-blue-brown), it’s a merino/wool blend and I was hoping that a pair of socks would come out of it for my man. However when I proudly shoved the yarn in his face and said “you know what this is? it’s gonna be a pair of socks for YOU!”, he replied by saying “that would make for a nice scarf”. Right. A manly scarf out of fingering weight yarn. Maybe we can compromise with a pair of mitts or even a hat. We’ll see.
Alright so moving on, we have a soft, soft, super-soft ball of Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox in a blue/green blend. It’s soft. I like it. It’s really, really soft.
And finally, at the very top of the pile lays my favourite of the bunch — a hank of Cherry Tree Hill’s Sockittome in Quarry Hill. It’s very colourful and I cannot wait to get my needles into it! Not exactly sure on which sock pattern I will use but I do like the Spring Forward design from Summer Knitty (speaking of Knitty, are the Summer surprises up yet?!!?)
Well thanks for stopping by my part of the blog-osphere, I hope you’ve enjoyed your time. Alas, now I must run away and pick up the needles on my unbloggable project… Until next time!