Sunday, 28 December 2008


Christmas seems to have been and gone very quickly. Miss Snoopydog 1 arrived home from Manchester, where she is about to begin her teaching career and Miss Snoopydog 2 arrived home from Bratislava, where she is working with UNDP (United Nations Development Programme). I hadn't seen her since late September, so the drive to the airport to collect her was sweet! We also have Scott, our son's dog, with us for Christmas, whilst his master and mistress enjoy the Australian summer.

Mr Claus did call and was very generous. Besides a new lens for my camera, he left a very unexpected squishy parcel (thanks to Mr Snoopydog). I felt very spoilt , as I also received three new knitting books from family and friends, and a dyeing kit from my good pal josiekitten.

Mr Snoopydog's gift included two lots of sock yarn; one Noro and the second an Araucania Ranco. Then there were eight skeins of delicious Colinette Cadenza, to knit a sweater. I felt quite touched that he had taken himself up to our LYS and made his selections completely by himself. Aaahhhhh! He must approve of my woolly adiction after all LOL.

My dyeing kit is fab and I can't wait to experiment with it. Just look at all the scrummy colours!

As if this wasn't enough, I ventured down to the sales with my daughters. Mayhem reigned, but I returned home with TWO purchases.... woolly ones! The John Lewis sale had just begun and I managed to buy ome lovely Rowan 'tapestry'. There have been lots of complaints about this yarn on Ravelry (knots in the yarn etc), but I have loved the beautiful colourways for ages. The yarn was all half price.

I bought nine skeins of the brown tones and six of the bluey/purple. There are two projects I have in mind in the Rowan 'tapestry collection' booklet. HAPPY KNITTING!

1 comment:

josiekitten said...

Wow! What a fantastic collection of goodies you got! I am very impressed with Mr Snoopydog's squishy gifts! The Cadenza looks beautiful. Have fun with the yarn dyeing! Can't wait to see your results!