I think my secret pal's gone overboard! Look at what arrived in today's mail. I popped the Etta James CD into the stereo right away (fabulous!), and I can't wait to read the EZ book and start knitting some sweaters. Thank you, my thoughtful and generous secret pal.
The city of Chicago has put together the Winter Delights Stitching Salon at the downtown Cultural Center. I went to the grand opening event on Friday afternoon, and it was jam packed. The lovely ladies from Lorna's Laces (how's that for alliteration?) held a hands-on dyeing demonstration, and here's the fruit of my labor. A little bright for my taste, but it was fun nonetheless.
Why, oh why do I always bind off too loosely? I always take the pattern directions to heart, and I end up with a goofy, wavy-looking bind-off. I've already ripped this back; I'm leaving enough yarn that I can add fringe to camouflage the loose end if it happens again. If anyone has any good tips, feel free to chime in. This is an ongoing problem of mine. I know that blocking helps, but not quite enough.
Apparently tulips aren't just my favorite flower; they are Capricha's as well. I caught her in the act today and promptly moved the flowers to an area less accessible to felines.