I told you the last time, that Angelika's package contained something else. It was a surprise for DD Hannah. She would have loved the Hooded Pullover from Vogue Knitting Fall 2008 in the original color and yarn, as in the magazine. I was not able to get exactly that around here. The online stores, which had the Wool Ease Chunky, did not have the color Amber, and the ones which did, did not ship to Canada. Anyway, Angelika made it possible. I could not wait, and told Hannah already, so here are the pics: Late last night, I cast on for the sweater. The color in the pictures of the magazine is lighter, than the real deal, but I hope Hannah still likes it. ;o)
And finally, last October I've signed up for Socktopus Sock Club 2009 (with all the fixin's and trimmings). Now, we've got the first installment:The presentation of this package was wonderful. I wish you could smell it! The pattern, designed by Alice Yu is called "Om Shanti Bed Socks", and the yarn is Chameleon Colorworks Evolution, 100% Merino Optim stretched wool. It's very soft. First time I've touched yarn like that. I would be lying, if I said I like the colorway, I don't. First I thought I could doverdye it, than I though, why not knit bed socks for somebody else, like my grandma or mother? We'll see. In any case, I'm keeping the goodies for sure. There's Mountain Spa Foot Soak; it says on the package: "Chamomile soothes the skin while oils of pine and grapefruit refresh tired feet and improve circulation." There's also Mountain Spa Foot Soap, and Foot Butter. :o) Lovely, lovely, don't you think? The club subscription was meant as (last years) Birthday gift, but I'm patient sometimes, and can wait for as long as it takes to get goodies like that.