Shawl Done!

Not this one. I finally added the little loop, soaked and blocked a shawl I shared earlier. A sample shawl for Schaefer Yarn.

Anne Shoulder Scarf (Ravelry link) in Schaefer Yarn Anne in the Irene Sendler colorway. Who was Irene Sendler? A memorable woman, that’s for sure!

I am quite pleased with the end result – it was a quick knit, and Anne blocks beautifully. I would consider making this again, it shows off the variegated yarn nicely.

I had a treat arrive in the mail yesterday – a thank you for test knitting the Emma socks

LausengHaus Superwash Wool / Nylon Sock yarn (I adore this shade of blue-purple!) and stitchmarkers!

Wasn’t that sweet? You can get your own at jlyarnworks.etsy.com.

I love Mail.

I have had several good mail days in a row – and that’s probably it for a while. I feel like the delivery truck idles at the mailbox just long enough to make me believe that they must be shoving a fantastic package into the mailbox (regardless of whether or not I am expecting anything).

My new planner arrived:
Rhodia
I swear, working in a stationery store spoiled me on paper goods forever. I am very particular about the quality of my paper. I have a few notepads from Rhodia and they are fantastic – smooth paper for pens or pencils. I was quite excited to see the 2010 planner – it lays flat even without a spiral! It’s got the days of the week on one page and a graph paper grid on the opposite side. Love love love. Even though I don’t have a whole lot of planning going on – it’s small stuff like “SnB” and “Donate Blood” and “Breakfast with family” etc.

I traded some yarn for some stitch markers (Acid pH stitch markers – those are little water molecules!):
Acid pH stitch markers
Clarissa sent me a message on Rav asking if I would consider a swap of my yarn for her stitch markers – I was so excited, as I have admired her stitch marker work for a while 🙂

I treated myself to a spot in the Odd-ish Creations “Non Club” group, look at these goodies!
"Non Club" Goodies
There is a pattern for Migration socks, House Hippo, 2 skeins of yarn from Oddish Creations – the blue one (really a blue-green-teal) is Painted Toes Lightweight Merino / Nylon “Stormy Days”, and the purpley one is “Red Cabbage Salad” – Lester Toes, a sw BFL / nylon blend (both are gorgeous!). And there is a bag from Sunshinewalks and a little dachshund stamp and a lobster stitch marker from Yarndemon – so cute!
"Non-Club" goodies
This “non-club” reminded me of some of the WoolGirl kits – you get a lot of bang for your buck, and Kata tailored the package to the buyer, based on a survey she had us complete. Love love love.

I also did another trade, yarn for yarn and received this lovely skein of Malabrigo Sock, color cote d’azures:
Malabrigo Sock

And then, the Intention Yarns club shipment arrived – it’s an assortment. Mini skeins are so flipping cute!
Multiple Intentions
It’s pretty. Beachy.

I think that covers the mail. What else can I share? I made another round on the granny square:
Granny Square
I don’t know if I should stop or keep going. I’ve done this one, but feel like an expert now 🙂

I’ve got a dead Monkey
RIP Monkey socks
Gah. Hole in the toe. Don’t feel like darning it – wondering about reclaiming the yarn (like Ina did. Same yarn too, spooky!)

I’ve got half a crocheted headband to finish, 3 blanket squares are done but I want to block them some before showcasing them, one project that is hush hush, and several others to wake from hibernation. Next post I hope!