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.


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!