Tuesday, 19 December 2006

Christmas Packages Arrive


All week parcels have been arriving, most of them for other people. Today my needle case from Ehwa Apron was delivered, isn't it beautiful? It looks like I need to buy some more needles though! It is a 35 slot holder which takes straight needles, dpns, crochet hooks and circular needles.
I have also been getting on well with my Tiger sock, maybe too well! as when I looked at the ball of yarn I thought I might be using more than half on the first sock. I weighed the remaining ball, and this tended to confirm my suspicion. I am using 2mm needles and I think this has probably resulted in my needing more yarn than usual. As Opal Tiger is discontinued and hard to come by I was a little worried, but I was lucky and found a seller on ebay who had a ball available. I'm not sure if it will reach me before Christmas, but then I am not sure if I will get to the end of the second sock before Christmas either! While I was searching I also came across a lovely ball of Opal Lollipop in lilac, which I recently saw knitted into a bag on the Crafty Threads and Yarns Forum and that fell into my basket too. Well, it is discontinued. Best not to miss the opportunity...

Yesterday DSOK had to get up at 6.00 am to catch his train,as he had to do important student things. I happened to pass by his room later, and noticed a large, dark thing lying on the floor by the bed. I went in to investigate. "Oh yes," said Mr Knitbert, noticing where I was going. "He did say he was leaving some things he didn't need right now." The dark thing on the carpet was in fact a rucksack - an enormous, empty rucksack of the kind that you hitchhike around Europe with. In fact it looked a lot as though someone had been doing that quite recently. Next to it was a sleeping bag, admittedly neatly stowed , and under it, dear reader, UNDER it was....
a pile of dirty laundry.

5 comments:

terri said...

ah Knitbert, the dirty laundry under the bed made me chuckle :-)
The tiger socks are looking really good! I'm doing a pair in secret for DH for christmas, luckily though I decided on the dk tiger, so fingers crossed I will get them done in time!!!!

Knitbert said...

I think I should have chosen DK tiger as well, Terri, it would have been much less risky!

Christina said...

that's a good student trick that one, leaving dirty washing at your parent's house. I've never done that ;)

I love tiger, those socks are looking great. I've made DS a tiger peruvian hat for christmas.

Bronte said...

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Christina said...

Have a great christmas and new year!!