Hannah sent me this signed copy of really wild tea cosies by Loani Prior, with a newspaper article, and a lovely card. I'm delighted! This book is so fun to look through, and while I don't know when I'll knit my tea pot a new dress, I'm sure it will get one eventually. :o) My favorite is the one from the title page, but I think everybody would have guessed that. :o)
I took advantage of some destash on ravelry and got me some of this Rowan Rowanspun Aran yarn in a delicious green. I've got enough for a blanket, and so I've cast on for Surrounded by The Raineysisters. I'm a little bit further with it, but not much. This will be a long term project. I still have to finish my Giant Granny Square blanket, but crochet is still out for now.
After I finally finished Brandywine shawl by Romidesign, I cast on for Frozen Leaves shawl by Anusla a Russian knitter/designer. It's been on my mind for some time now, and what a pleasure it is to knit! I'm a lot further with that one. This will be my # 5 shawl for 2010. I'm using some yarn from my stash, which is Posh Yarn Camilla, which is discontinued. I've got it in two colorways, one skein each. It's 100% cashmere, and even though it splits terrible, it give a wonderful knit fabric.
And as for the pups, each is enjoying a good bone for a minute or two, before they decide the other ones bone is much better, and start a fight.