The first is a prize from my LYS (local yarn store) when you bring a reusable bag for your purchases in store, you get to enter a draw. I really wanted this prize for some Christmas knitting and lo and behold.
This is a kit by Blue Sky Fibers and I love it. Would like to knit the toque kit too... Maybe next year for a lucky Christmas knit recipient.
In fact, I have started some Christmas knitting this week. I knit for most people in my family who enjoy my knits and I also make gifts for my friends in France, babies...
This year, I have an Edmonton Oiler toque, two pairs of slippers made with the no-longer-sold Canadian Buffalo Yarn, hand warmers and two more toques to knit (one done).
My next won item is a cute decorative pillow I chose when my name was drawn for a door-prize last week. I got first pick, and this is what I got
Did I mention my husband has been in Romania for the last 9 days? It's like the universe is sending me "keep-your-chin-up" encouragements.
I would be lying if I said I wasn't missing him but this time apart has been rich in time-alone, and reflection and gratitude for having Vlad in my life. I miss him but my desire for him to have a great time visiting his cousins is greater. It's a very good place to be.
In the meantime, flowers are planted, shirt-ironing is almost done and so is work until the very end of October when I am fully back in the saddle.
This and the marvelous hot May weather we are having is making my cup run over...