Hello my friends. It's been a beautiful week so far. Crisp, cool autumn evenings and nights and warm sunny days. Just how I like it. Could I please arrange for it to be exactly like this all year? Wouldn't that be nice?
I received this lovely package in the mail from GrandmaBeckyL, (you can find her on my sidebar). I won her blogversary drawing and oh my goodness, the wonderful things that package contained. Most of you have got to be aware by now that my very favorite color in the world is lavender with all the shades of purple being quite lovely too. And looky what my gift contained. A 2015 calendar with photos taken by Becky herself of lavender! Also, some tea and a bar of homemade lavender soap. And just look at the cute tea towel. It says, "Take life one cup at a time," and has names of different teas all across the bottom. How appropriate. I love tea. Not coffee at all. But tea...I drink lots of it. Thank you so much Becky. I've used the towel already to dry my homemade noodles on for chicken and noodles. It worked great and is the perfect size.
One of my favorite photos from the calendar.
A closer look. Cute isn't it? The soap smells wonderful.
Some pictures I took today of a park near here.
Yep. I'd say fall has definitely arrived.
I do know it means winter will be here soon, but it IS beautiful, isn't it?
Looky what else I got just today. It's an early Christmas present from Dennis. Mandy makes fun of me. She says everytime I get something it's my early Christmas present. :-)
This is a set of Hiya Hiya interchagable knitting needles, in US sizes 2 to 8. It comes in this beautiful black and lavender brocade case along with 4 cables in various sizes.
The bamboo 5 inch tips.
Cables in various sizes.
I'm very happy to have them. I have the Knit Picks harmony interchangables and have loved them for several years, but I'm starting to have problems with the cables pulling out of the tips. The more people I talk to that have them say they have had similar problems. The last time it happened was when I was making Mandy's Wonderful Wallaby sweater. It pulled completely away from the tip leaving me with half of my over 300 stitches off the cable and the needle tip completely broken and unusable. Of course I didn't have another needle that size so I had to go buy one before still more stitches unraveled. I was very frustrated to say the least. That's a lot of knitting to lose!
I live very close to Paradise Fibers. If you've never heard of them you need to check them out online. They do the vast majority of their business online but they have an amazing store here in Spokane. Two HUGE floors of yarn, spinning fiber, wheels, looms and anything fiber related you can possibly think of. I have been eyeing these Hiya Hiya needles for awhile now and this week got a coupon by email for 25% off anything in the store. Hubby told me to go get them. Isn't he the sweetest? Well of course he is! I know I'm going to love these needles. I'll keep you posted on how they work out and I encourage you to check them out online this week. The 25% off one item is for everyone and you can use it to order online. They even provide you the coupon code to order. No, I'm not paid by them to say these things, but it really is a great store.
The two baby hats and two pairs of socks are done. I have the first sweater about half done. I think I just may get everything done by the shower! Phew!!!! I was a little worried.
And last but not least. Miss Piper decided she was cold Monday morning. After all, the temperature was only predicted to be 80F! She proceeded to put on a sweater I made for her, her coat, two hats and of course no ensemble is complete with out her Elmo slippers. I adore this picture and this little girl. Papa says she looks ready to go out and run the new snowblower!