Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Swedish Surprise

Over Christmas, friends stayed with The Bosox Fan and I while they were in town from Sweden. Learned about how cold "cold" is where they live (-45F), interesting food packages (see picture and description below) and that Norway is more of a yarn mecca than Sweden. We just received this "thank you" collection in the mail.

Those tubes are cheese. Yes, tubes of cheese. High-end cheese. Elk, seafood & bacon cheese. Now, I'm vegan but this is a marvel of modern genius. Bacon and cheese in a tube. Bosox Fan is utterly ecstatic. And dark chocolate for me. *drool*

And the Swedish yarn... Love love!

In the mail...
The placket neck sweater and Aston hat was knit up for Megan's new little bundle, Lucas. That hat was so quick and fun. Thank you, Stitch Therapy Brooklyn. Lucas was born back in February and I was this slow in getting the package in the mail. Hopefully he'll get some wear out of everything before he gets too big. Amy's little one (same age) is next.

On the needles...
1. Tree of Life afghan. Quite a huge undertaking. Wedding present/gift with a June deadline. The more I read about this project the more I learn that this will be quite difficult to finish. We shall see!

2. Sorta.... I lost my Knitpicks Options set and case which meant I lost some Addis and other needles. I cried and screamed and committed Hari-Kari. Well, not exactly. I bought the WEBS interchangeable needle set. Lots of pluses and minuses were stated about this set. I am rather happy (so far). I love bamboo and having sizes going down to 16. The case is gorgeous and small. All in all, good investment.

3. Hourglass Sweater out of Malabrigo Merino Worsted. Mentioned before, but this WIP Finally! something for me! Now, I'm very embarrassed to admit that I have only knit one other sweater for myself, the Central Park Hoodie, but haven't seemed it for fear of ruining the seams. Sad, I know. But I WILL finish. I swear!

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