26 February 2006

The wait is over...

I know! I promised an update earlier than this. This weekend just got out of control. Now it's Sunday. Yesterday, the Queen Princess' school had a spaghetti dinner (fundraiser) and then the middle school kids did a play - "Dr. Dolittle". I helped with the set-up for the dinner. My parents & the Queen Princess came to the dinner & we all ate & then watched the play. The kids did a great job! Think about it. A musical. And middle school kids. But they pulled it off. It was funny. The actors had great expression & reactions. I'm so impressed. They had to have worked very hard on the play.

If you look at the sidebar, you'll notice that there are some "Angelia's Knitting" buttons there. Kimberly made them for me (since I'm button-challenged). Thanks Kimberly!!

Good news! I finished Odessa! I finished it Friday night. I wore it around the house all night. You have to knit this hat! It is so awesome!! When you wear it, it looks like it's tight, but it's actually very comfortable. The pattern makes it fit a wide range of head sizes. It looks very complicated, but isn't.

Dammit! I did it again with the pictures! Ok - you know the drill - just turn your head to the side to view that one picture. One of these days, I'll remember to rotate the pictures!!

I haven't done too much knitting this weekend. I did take a shawl along yesterday (in case I had "wait" time) and I knitted a little bit. But my wrists & arms are still bothering me, so I haven't been knitting for long periods of time.

Seems like there was something else I wanted to tell you. Now what was it??? Hmmm. I told you about Odessa, about my new buttons, about my sore wrists and arms...

Oh! I know! The gift from my SP!! f.pea guessed that the packages were corndogs. But they weren't - good thing, too - 'cause I don't eat corndogs. The packages contain something much more useful. I'm told that these were made especially for me! :-) Wow. MADE FOR ME!!! I'd been to this website and saw these items and NEVER thought I'd have a whole set!! I keep unwrapping them and touching them and looking at them...what?? Oh! Sorry! I didn't tell you what they are!

A full set (US size 4-35!) of hand-carved, wooden knitting needles! They came from Gracie & Company. My SP's hubby made them! They are so awesome! When they clank together, they sound like wind chimes. So they feel and sound great! I now have EVERY needle size! I can knit ANYTHING!! :-) Of course, now I'm going to have to get an awesome needle case to store them in (the one I'm "making" - that's been on the needles since last year - just isn't good enough for these needles - these needles need a special case)...and I probably won't let anyone use these (they can use my bamboo needles). So, now I look for things I can make on straight needles. In fact, I started a prayer shawl on a pair of these needles ('cause I had to use them!) and moved it to circs when the needles got too full. Isn't that a wonderful gift?!? Thank you SP!!

MAKE it a great day!!

7 comments:

Maribel said...

You are amazing.. that Odessa looks great ! And those needles are great .. wanna share...lol

I have thought about the Magic Loop .. is it really that good?

kimberly said...

You look so cute in that Odessa. Ok, now I have to knit one, no doubt. Great job!

Nancy said...

I love the hat it's absolutely gorgeous!

I am completely and utterly jealous of the needles so I won't ever discuss them again;)

Carole said...

Your Odessa looks great!

ann said...

your Odessa looks fabulous! what a great job you did - I didn't realize it was beaded ....

Jay said...

The Odessa looks wonderful! It looks even better when you are standing on the wall... it seems to do magical things to your hair that make it more powerful than gravity!
Seriously, beautiful, and you look tres modish!

grumperina said...

Lovely hat, even viewed from the side! Would you like me to include it in the gallery?