on the road again....
The road to knitting, of course.
I have finished one sock's worth of clue #4 of the Through the Loops Mystery KAL - I hope to get a jump on the other sock - it's been kind of nice knitting two socks at once just because when I am done, I'll have two socks - instead of one lonely loser that may die a spinster.
I am using Mama Blue Knitting Goods Simple Merino - it is a gorgeous semi-solid but my cables are a bit obscured, that's sad. But they're socks, so I will love them forever.
In other news - I have found a couple of esty shops I want to tell you about - the holidays are upon us and I do hope to go handmade wherever possible.
I discovered Creations by RagsNehali. She makes altered little things, I have purchased a calendar and several post-it holders - including a little custom order with "thanks" on the cover - I'm thinking practical teacher gifts. So charming, terribly reasonable - perfect. And the customer service is wonderful, Nehali is so accomodating and quick - run over and get something before you can't!
I also recently received a little order from Haunt, wonderful bath products and lipbalms - it was a bit late for the intended purpose because dear Haunt was swamped - but well worth the wait. I received some decadent spray-on skin gloss - I feel like I am hoarding a naughty little treat - like good chocolate only I don't have to hide it. Not to mention the packaging was lovely - like a little present you give yourself. (you have to give it to yourself first to see if it is worthy of gift giving, right?:)
Lastly, some professional photo postcards that support a Washington State Humane Society Fostering Program that I read about - the blog is The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee - doesn't the name just tickle your sides? Anyways, the photo cards are high quality and give a little autobiography of each kitten. I love them, and so would any loyal kitty lover.
btw - Guitar Hero World Tour came out yesterday - my husband and I waited to get ourselves a little vacation souvenir, rockstar style!