Tuesday, July 06, 2010

waiting for my package

I ordered two things yesterday that I'm very excited about. One is something I've kind of wanted since I got so into knitting - interchangeable needles. I've been looking at a couple of different kinds, reading reviews, user comments. I finally settled on Addi clicks. They are pricey, but I love my Addi needles. I decided against Knitpicks Options, despite the lower price mainly because their tips are so pointy. I do have some Knitpicks needles and the really pointy tips have their place, but for every day workhorse needles, I don't want to be stabbing myself all the time, so I went with the Addis.
The other thing I ordered was yarn for a shawl I plan to knit on our trip to Michigan. It's the boneyard shawl. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/boneyard-shawl
I got some Rowan Summer Tweed in blueberry. Mmmm - looks so good. The shawl is pretty much just straight stockinette, with a couple of garter bands thrown in there - so should be pretty good truck knitting. I'm excited.

On another note - I will be posting some pictures soon. My main computer is in our home office, which is in the attic. It gets hot up there even with the a/c on. This weekend, I blew the fuse for the attic a couple of times when the 2nd floor a/c unit would fire up. It got to be a pain, rebooting the PC, so I decided to wait until the heat breaks. I have pictures of my yard - to give some perspective on how the gardens are set up, where I fit all the flowers - you'll be amazed at the room I have. Also, pictures of my first home-grown zucchini! And of course Boomer. He was rather funny about the pile of sticks in the yard left from the tree we cut down, so I'll share those.

3 comments:

Brenna said...

The beauty of having an electrician for a husband, #2345: pretty much anything that gets plugged in around here has its own circuit. Enjoy your fun packages!

Erin said...

I got the clicks for Christmas this past year. I LOVE THEM. And I can say they are the best as I've had Denise, Boye AND KP Options in the past. Enjoy!!!

dinap said...

Yay, can't wait for pics of the garden!