The chill has set in this week in Melbourne (it's 12*C as I write this) , and my thoughts are turning to wool, wool and more wool (like they weren't already there!).
I seem to be going through my woollen socks quicker than my hand-washing basket (hand-washing - not my favourite job), so I feel it is time to get my dpn's out again and replenish the sock drawer.
I had a little money in my PayPal account after an unfortunate Oztion transaction (too long a story, not all that interesting, and it all worked out for the best in the end anyhow, so I won't bore you here).
Now, in my mind, PayPal money is free money, so naturally it was too tempting to leave sitting there.
Live2Knit have just released a new collection, and I've ordered Tidal and Kelp in sock weight, two delicious shades of green - mmmmm! I'm busy over at Ravelry trolling the queue to see which pattern they will become...
I also stupidly put a birthday reminder gadget on my iGoogle page, which is insistently telling me that there are now only 5 days, 7 hours and 45 minutes until my nieces' birthday, and I'm about halfway through her jumper - eek! I foresee some late nights ahead (or an I.O.U. in a card)
There's a pot of chickpea and vegetable soup bubbling on the stove, the skies outside are grey, but the lamps inside are casting a warming light, and the lounge room feels snug and cosy - just perfect environment to sit down for some hard-core endurance knitting! I got the new Martha Wainwright cd this week, and it is proving a great soundtrack to set the mood. There's something about her voice I just love...
Oh, and we are doing the happy dance, my friends and I, because we scored tickets to The BREEDERS this week!!!! \m/
and thanks for all the welcoming notes to Lucy - you'll be pleased to know she is tucked up away from the chill in a felted pouch, with a heated wheat sack to snuggle. Can everyone say "SPOILT"?!