Happy Mother's Day to my mom, and to all the moms I know. I think the greatest gift (after, you know, life) that my mom has given me is her support and encouragement. She and my father have always told me to do what makes me happy. They grounded me with pretty solid values, and they always made me feel there was nothing I couldn't do if I set my mind to it. I think that encouragement is what has enabled me to try so many different things, and even if I'm not that good at something I try, to have fun with it and to enjoy myself. My mom's pride in me keeps me trying to deserve it!
How about some yarny goodness? Remember I won a contest over at Trek's? Look at these goodies: some hand dyed sock yarn and one of her sock bags. On Friday I spread my stash all around me on the living room floor. I put all my sock yarn in one area and realized that I need to get busy knitting some socks. There's some Brooklyn Handspun, Mama-E (have you seen June Bug?) and a couple of skeins from my girly Scout.
Two new skeins have been added. I dyed this at Mona's on Friday, and I LOVE the colors. I can't remember the type of dye we used, but I've asked Mona for the name. We made these skeins variegated, and I used Lanett superwash. I think I'd like to make toe up socks for my oldest sister. I promised her a pair as a 2005 Christmas gift, and I think this yarn suits her perfectly. Any good links to instructions for two toe ups on two circs, anyone?
I'm so anxious to see how this yarn knits up that I may set aside my current darling for a bit. Or maybe alternate projects. Oh. You'd like to see her?