There is so much, where to start?
How about a package. To be more exact, the last SP package I got from Jo, my knitty SP 8 secret pal. I was out of the country so she sent it after I got back. The summer issue of IK, which I love, yarn that's soft and cushy and eminently pettable, some cards and envelopes, and soap that smells like lemon drops. I swear I'm having the hardest time not biting into that bar!
But that wasn't all. I also received two balls of SWTC Karaoke in a pretty rainbow colorway. I took one look at it and immediately had to start crocheting a cute little bag. Here it is, all done and ready to be felted. It's my first ever successful crochet project and I'm immensely proud of myself.
And here's a shot of it from the bottom. It's going to be my hippie rainbow dice bag because I'm a gaming geek with too many dice. It's in the washing machine and felting as we speak.
Jo, thank you for sending me yarn that resulted in crocheting success after over 20 years of trying! You've been a wonderful SP.
Thanks to tendinitis in my right hand, the sock hasn't progressed much. I'm done with the decreases, now another 2.5" of pattern, and I can turn the heel.
And now, another shot of Monica, all done and blocked and ready to go. I used Poops' modifications because knitting the whole thing in the round made sense. As she said, it's a tube, so why seam? I also added 3 to 4 rows of ribbing in places to keep the whole thing from rolling. It worked great!
It took only a few days of knitting, Sunday through Wednesday.
Pattern: Monica (from knitty)
Yarn: Tahki Cotton Classic, 100% mercerized cotton
Needles: US #5 and US #6
Mods: Body and ruffle knit in the round, ribbing added to body and ruffle to prevent rolling