Lots To Report
The yarn I used is Tofutsie and I don't like this yarn at all. I don't think I will be using it again for anything, much less socks. I don't think these socks are going to hold their shape like they would if I had used something like wool. I will knit this pattern again one of these days in a solid colour wool yarn.
Maybe I'll use the gorgeous purple colour sock yarn I received from my ISE5 partner, Jennifer. She sent me an amazing scarf. How did she know that after lace, aran is my next favourite kind of patterns to knit? Just look at everything. It all came in a Christmas shopping bag that I couldn't fit in the picture. The yarn is in a great yarn holder that has holes at the sides to feed the yarn through. This will protect the yarn from falling out and rolling all over the place. I can see it coming in very handy when I am flying to NY at the end of this month.
I love the gift tags, picture bookmark, magnetic list (will come in very handy when I am doing the shopping list), tea that I can't wait to try, hand cream, great snow flakes for the tree, and a manicure kit. Jennifer REALLY must have been reading my mind with that one because for days I have been telling myself I have to go buy a metal nail file and there is one in there so now I don't have to worry about it anymore. How telepathic is that?
I also got around to blocking the mystery stole 3 aka Swan Lake Stole this weekend. I have blocking wires and as soon as I figure out where I hid them I am going to block this stole again. I don't like the marks that are left from the pins but you can still see the overall beauty of this stole. I have a very difficult time bending over the bed trying to pin this and I wouldn't have managed to do it without Paul's help. When my back couldn't do it anymore he took over. I wasn't sure I would like the wing part but in the end I do.