Sunday, February 17, 2008


Yes, I am crying UNCLE. Maybe then we will see an end to this winter weather!! Today we are under a blizzard warning with another 5-8 inches of snow expected. It just keeps piling up. I don't think I've ever anticipated the coming of Spring like I am this year!!

I have been doing some knitting. I finished the Ballband bag and it is ready to felt next weekend. It is almost as tall as I am! (You can see my new little toy next to it, which I will tell you about shortly!)

I also cast on another Lucy bag yesterday and have already gotten quite far. It should also be ready to felt next weekend, which is good since these two bags are both gifts for February birthday girls. This is Galway wool in a black/heather colorway. I think it's going to felt up nicely.

We were suppose to head to Ames today to see A and take him to Des Moines for lunch and a trip to the Apple store. With the impending storm, we decided to do it yesterday instead. (Which is a good thing because we never would have been able to make it today). Well, I was thinking that I wanted to look at Ipods while we were there because my Mini had been acting up. That's when I saw the ITouch and it was love at first sight and I knew it had to be mine! It is the funnest toy I have ever owned! I loaded it with music and photos and that is just the tip of the iceberg of what it can do!

I had an exciting package arrive this week! My package from the Loopy Ewe Swap arrived and it was full of wonderful goodies from Liz. Liz did such an amazing job! She lives near Boston and did a Boston theme throughout the package! The socks are the New England pattern by Nancy Bush in J Knits yarn - Boston colorway! There was a container of Boston Baked Beans and a box of Massachusetts Maple candy. The little mice you see are fancy chocolates from her favorite local chocolate shop, and are just too cute for words! (And too cute to ever eat!) Loose tea (you know.. Boston and tea!) and a skein of yarn from her favorite local yarn shop where the owner dyes her own yarn. It feels so yummy! Finally a set of fun stitch markers for good measure! Thank You Liz!

Sumo is keeping on eye on the front door. I think is monitoring us and willing us to stay home for a whole day! Well, I think we'll be staying put today!!

Until Next Time....


Robin said...

I hope you are staying warm. I am supposed to go to Des Moines next weekend. I hope I get there. The iTouch looks really cool.

monica said...

I know you are tired of the snow, but I sure wish we would get some. It is 60 and raining here.
What a fantastic swap package and the socks are beautiful.

Can't wait to see both the bags felted.

hakucho said...

Sorry winter just won't quit for you...we are getting rain now and our snow is disappearing ;)

You bags look great and you received quite the wonderful package...I have the same exact beanpot on my desk with pens and pencils in it. It is so old I can't even remember when I got it :)
Happy knitting :)

rohanknitter said...

I could not believe it when I looked at the radar and saw that Iowa was getting nailed with snow again!!!!We are getting rain but it's supposed to get really cold again soon. : (

Have fun with that iTouch! I played with my bil's at Christmas and I was pretty tempted to steal it. ; )

Anonymous said...

Great package! That hand dyed looks lovely.
Hope you get shoveled out soon.

Allison said...

I'm so sorry for your weather! I will try to send warm sunshine thoughts your way. In the meanwhile you're sure getting a lot of knitting done! I really, really need to start a Lucy of my own!

Caroline said...

Awww! I remember how frustrating it was to have winter refuse to let go. I remember one year when we lived in Nebraska during the 80s that it snowed on April 1st. Yikes!!

Do you have a front-load washer? I haven't tried felting since we got one. Am I going to have trouble with it?

Jknits said...

Boston - my neck of the woods - what a fun package. Enjoy the new toy - it looks like you are making good use of it.

Marianne said...

I'm sorry about all of your snow. I will trade you our ice for your snow; I'll take ice over snow, any day! We had already broken our all-time Feb. monthly snowfall record, by Feb 13! And, we are already well past double our normal annual snowfall. Sigh! This winter here in mid-Michigan reminds people of those back in the 1970's, as far as snow and cold is concerned. The snowmobilers and skiers love it, but for the rest of us...Sigh!

Your touch screen iPod look super cool! How do you like it? And, what an awesome Loopy Ewe Swap package!

Are you going to participate in Sheri's DIC Sweater KAL? I've never done a KAL before, so this will be my first.

Hooray, Sumo! I am glad they stayed home with you for the day! I hope they spent some quality time with you, big guy!

Theresa said...

The ballband bag looks fabulous - it'll look so woven when it's done.