A Good Start

Happy New Year's, everyone! I'm a little late! Our Eve was spent soaking up good sisterly comraderie and exquisite food in Brantford. I stayed up all night only because B ended up with ANOTHER ear infection, and the two of us chilled out in the emergency room AGAIN for four hours on New Year's Day. It was brilliant! I believe people cheered when they called B's name after I settled in my chair for the night.
Today the girls and I took a little drive out to St. Thomas and popped into Parkspin, and I bought two hanks of Briggs & Little Durasport sock yarn - one is Bluejean and the other, Oatmeal. There's a heck of a lot of yardage on these babies for the money. Sweet Bejeezus. Mm-m mmmm. I am loving "The Year of the Sock" already.

And maybe because I was feeling the thrill of the treasure hunt, we also dropped into a thrift shop, and I picked up this lovely knitting basket for $2! Doesn't it just scream 'me'?
And in between knitting boring stockinette legwarmers for El, I have been chugging along on a golden sleeve for B's placket neck sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. The yarn is Bernat Berella which I believe is The Afghan Yarn and 100% of the finest acrylic on the market, but as it is for little messy B, it's probably for the best. Plus how could I resist this 70's retro yellow? I believe our oven and fridge were this colour growing up. It's taking me back. Sweet!
And just because I can't allow you to go at the Pepto sock alone, I foolishly cast on a Pepto pink ribbed sock late last night for the Bumble B too! Are you up for a little competition?



knitty_kat said...

hahaha! Retro appliance coloured yarn. You kill me. Seriously.

Wish I could have made it to Parkspin, but it's probably best that I didn't.

~RaenWa~ said...

LOL I am sorry to say that yellow is the color of my grandmother kitchen well it was the last time I saw her I am hoping by now she has changed it she had yellow walls & black appliances..I got one of those knitting baskets too I love mines I may take a pic of mines one day lol see how many people we can get to post a picture of their knitting baskets lol..I hope B's ear infection goes away soon