Where did September go? Time does fly when you are having fun! So let me recap on what happened this past weekend – I feel like I need another weekend just to recover from all the excitement!
The excitement really started Saturday afternoon after coming home from my morning training session. A picture is worth a 1000 words:
Yarn Called For – 780 yards of lace weight yarn, Zephyr used, black or white
Yarn Used – 1 skein of Skacel Merino Lace in pale pink
Beads – About 300 Swarovski crystal in Antique Rose, bicone, size 3
Needles – Crystal Palace bamboo circular size 2
Gauge – N/A
Knit – June 29, 2007 to September 24, 2007
Blocked – September 29, 2007
Modifications – None
SOOO PUUUUUURTY! The wing and where the cat’s paws pattern in the center was hard to knit – it’s not difficult, it’s just boring! And adding beads just slows down the process. I also didn’t use any stitch markers until the wing portion, and I only used one. But all the trouble is worth it at the end! And now I’m gonna send it to its merry way. Maybe I have enough yarn leftover to make another one for myself when I feel like it! Speaking of yarn, I forgot to showcase these awhile back when I received the order, along with quite a few of my fellow SnBers:
Sunday morning I woke up with these on top of me:
We woke up so early for Sunday, it’s not even funny… 6AM!! Yes, you read it right, and for what? See below:
Yankee Candle Village
After Yankee Candles, we finally headed to the Big E. (Click if you don’t know what a Big E is) The first vendor we went to sells linens. We found these beautiful doily type thing that has autumn leaves on it – perfect for our wedding! So we ended up buying 15 of them for the center pieces. We continued on and went into the State Buildings (Each of the New England State has its own building showcasing what is produced in that state). New Hampshire was the first. I got a Maple Sundae and turned around and found this:
The last place we went to was the barn that house all the live stocks. There was a little place for the fiber:
The green Marker vest usually runs about 80 bucks, but I got it for half off, along with the hot chili undershirt and long underwear – all for half off! I know it’s hard to think of winter right now, but when they are at that price, I know it is a good idea to get them now. The yellow 400 thread count Egyptian Cotton sheets – 20 bucks for the entire set! Great Pyrenees picture frame, key chain, tea cup ornament, and stickers – we NEVER find anything Great Pyrenees related so we had to get them! I put the key chain on my purse and I’m going to print some pictures of the dogs to put it in the frame. The autumn leaves doilies, Florian ratchet-cut pruning tool, a box of fudge, and the stuff from Yankee Candles – Tea and Honey candle, Maple leave cookie cutter and a little maple syrup for my Christmas Swapee 🙂 It’s secret, so no showing off her blog right now, in case somehow she finds me. But I am super excited about the swap though :).
We were so exhausted when we got home… My legs and butt still hurt when I woke up on Monday!! We took this right before we went to bed:
Yeah, my weekend was just a little busy…
ps. Just so you know, there are only 76 people in front of me in Ravelry!!!!