Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Wonderful things

We had a lovely evening last night with our friends, stuffing our faces with baked potatoes, stew and fruit crumble with ice cream.

I have to show off the present that they bought us from Manchester Art Gallery, which I think is inspired. It is a porcelain toothbrush holder in the shape of a tooth. Genius.
There was much talking and a small amount of knitting. Kirsty has 'inherited' an almost completed tank top from her Auntie Joan and would like to finish it as a present for her Dad, so we were deciphering the (very old!!) pattern and I showed her how to work the dpns for the neckband. There's not much left to do, but it might take a while with a very interested 1 year old about! I have also introduced Kirsty to the world of sock knitting - and gave her one of the balls of Opal Elemente from my stash and some Addis to get her started.

What goes around comes around, for today a skein of sock yarn arrived for me as a present from Badger for writing her a poem (or cobbling together some words that rhyme would be more accurate).

My Posh Yarn Lace Club yarn also came today, it is Felicity - pure silk and pure heaven.


acrylik said...

The toothbrush holder is amazing - love it!

What a wonderful project your friend has embarked upon, and so lucky that you have been helping her, that's fantastic.

Your new yarn is just delicious!

Badger said...

Glad you finally got the yarn :)

Piglottie said...

Lovely yarn, especially the Posh Yarns silk.

Lyonheart said...

Beautiful yarn - and I love the toothbrush holder!