Friday, April 27, 2007

In Memory of...

my Dad.

Miss him everyday. I know it has been three years but there are still moments that I can hear his voice. I still expect him to answer the phone when I call. I still catch my self thinking, " I should tell my dad about this...". All I hope now, is that if he is watching over us, I hope he is proud of us. Dad, Please know, we will never forget you.

Michael J. McCabe
June 20,1949- April 27,2004

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

How Llamabean got her groove back!

So Wow, it has been almost a month, I might have to start putting a reminder on my calendar to keep up on my blog!

So March was kind of a slow month, knitting wise, I just didn't feel into it, I don't know if I just couldn't relax or if I just wasn't inspired by the socks I was making, even if they were for me. Go figure.

But two of my good friends and I had a day off of work a couple weeks ago ,a "spring" holiday (that's Good Friday for those who celebrate it) and we took a mini road trip to Delefield, WI to a lovely little shop called knitch.

A good time was had by all and I found Lorna's Laces Shepherd sock yarn! In the lovely 702 Fresh Stripe colourway!

This little bundle of joy (as you can see here, it is ready and waiting to knit from my wonderful yarn balling Llama) was enough inspiration to finish these bad boys up for me! They are the Tech Guy socks from Magknits and I really do like them, although my feet look kind of funny in them, but I suppose not any funnier then they do with out socks on. Perhaps, one is not meant to have their feet photographed from the front.

And I am 3/4 of the way through another pair of socks for Llama, I figure if he winds the yarn, he should get some payment. Plus, he is most appreciative of hand knit socks!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

My SP Rocks!

I am Completely SPOILED by her!

Check out the pictures to see the wonderful gifts I received!
This lovely box arrived and my Llama was excited to help me open it.

a peek inside...

Yea!, little packages...

All together...

Some absolutely delicious chips!

Some lovely handmade magnets.

in their natural habitat.

lovely handmade stationary, I think my SP knows my weakness for letter writing.

a lovely bit of chocolate, that may or may not have made it through the weekend.

Some beautiful 1824 Wool to play with. Of course the obligatory detail shot. check out the cards, it's from Lettuce Knits! Here's hoping my yarn was fondled by Yarn Harlot or KnittyAmy

A nice note explaining the contents and wishing all a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PLUS, a beautiful Irish Hiking Scarf hand knit by my SP!

And by special modeling my new scarf, I have to say it does look good on me :)

Many Thanks again LLD, can't wait to find out who you are next month!
Thank you for the lovely chats too!