Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Blog Hub Swap -- Day 6

Day 6 of The Blog Hub Swap meets Work in Progress Wednesday -- it's a knit blogger's perfect storm!  Let's get to it then, shall we?

Today's beautiful parcel looked like this before I ripped the paper to shreds daintily removed the contents of the package.  And inside, as we've all come to expect was such a fun surprise!  It's this.

A very shiny, very British, very be-flagged pencil case.  Love!  It even has *gasp* multiple compartments, and a bright yellow zipper.

You may not know, though clearly Chrissy does, that I'm a super stationery geek.  I get abnormally excited about pens and pencils and papers and organizing.  It makes me all swoony just writing about it.  Even better?  Inside my new pencil case, were 3 super amazing pens!

They're Frixion eraseable gel pens.  Eraseable gel pens? So cool!  And I have black, blue and hot pink.  Woot!

Only one day left -- I can't believe it's amost over.  One more shiny package, then all that remains is for me to pace around impatiently waiting for my package to reach its destination so I can live vicariously through my person's week-o-pressies.

As for the Work in Progress Wednesday portion of today's festivities, I have some shocking news.  I have absolutely. nothing. going. on.  I don't think this has ever happened before, and frankly it's weirding me out.  After much frantic knitting, the Duckie Socks are done, done, DONE!  And so cute.  You'll have to take my word for it until I get back from vacation and can get a proper FO Friday post together.  For now, suffice to say I love them and will try not to wear them out before I can get pictures.  Fingers crossed on that front.

The Mittens of Doom are still firmly in time out.  And so all I have to show you is this:

It's the first three skeins of Shepherd's Wool, fresh off the ball winder and swift so I can swatch for Narragansett, which I desperately wanted to finish in time for Stitches West, but since I leave tonight, I don't think we're quite going to make it.  I'll get a couple of hours of good knitting time on the plane, but there's only so much distance between Denver and San Jose, and somehow it doesn't seem to be enough to pull off a whole sweater.  It will sure be fun to try, though.

Even though I'll be heading off into the wild blue yonder tonight, I have one more day of Blog Hub Swap to share with you, and I think it's going to be an extra exciting one, so be sure to check back in for the grand finale tomorrow.

Meanwhile, I promise to come back with lots of new yarn and goodies and pictures and stories next week, and might even check in once or twice while I'm away.



  1. I bought these things from my favourite shop Paperchase. I went back in yesterday and bought some more of those pens for myself - and a pretty notebook with plain white pages to doodle in - I too am a stationery junkie LOL

  2. You are driving all the way to stitches?! Woah! That is dedication. Good luck with casting on your next project!

  3. I was eyeing some Shepherd's Wool this week! I'm looking forward to your thoughts on it...

  4. Oh oh oh! Please post often from Stitches or Tweet or anything. I wish wish wish I were going!

    Please if you happen past the vendor of Jojoland Yarns, promise me you'll poke in and check out this hat I have become enamored of..... Cabled Swirl Tam. I am loving the pattern so much that I even blogged about it last week. I may even get something up for WIP Wednesday post so I can spread the love of pattern to other unsuspecting victims!!

    As for Narragansett, did you read up on how the sweater got its name? The designer lives near me and I hope someday our paths might cross, love her stuff.
    Safe travels, speedy needles, good shopping!

  5. Oh Paperchase ...I go in just to sniff LOL

  6. Hooray for a bit of Britain.
    Paperchase is FAB. my husband says I'm a stationery whore. He just tuts and waits outside when i go in. :)

  7. Ooh, that yarn looks squishably wonderful. And the pencil case! So bright and awesome! And the existence of erasable gel pens sort of boggles my mind---I need to find some.

  8. Erasable gel pens? How cool is that!
    Have a great time at Stitches West. I'm so jealous. Looking forward to hearing about it and seeing all your loot!

  9. Oh my word! Best gift ever!!! I worked in a paper, stationery, gift, invitations store and loved every minute, but I think working with office supplies might even make me happier!

    I'm behind on blog reading so I'm worried about you and the mittens...glad you're taking some time apart! :-)