Yarn Harlot says Tuesdays are for Spinning. I like that idea but I have to pick another day. I have to make my Tuesdays for housecleaning. If I make housecleaning day on Monday then everything gets all thrown out of whack when there's a three-day weekend. So Wednesdays are for spinning for me. That way nothing can interfere with my spinning day....except this Wednesday. I just had too much to catch up on. I'm still not finished and Wednesday is almost over here in Germany. I did get a lot done though and, as you'll see, I was rewarded handsomely when the German post arrived. We don't often get mail in our German mail box other than the weekly sale fliers every Friday. We pick up our American mail at the mail room on the Army Post
Besides a trip to the commissary and the usual daily stuff, here's what I accomplished today:
I had to do some machine embroidery today.
I needed to put a new baby's name and birthdate on a blanket. He was born August 21st. That shows you how long this has been festering in the back of my mind. Now... it is done. While the machine was out I also had to do a military flag for a retirement gift for the Sergeant Major in Dan's unit. Now that's done too. Man does that feel good to say.
Speaking of done... the Vittadini is done! Can you give me an AMEN! That's another baby that's been festering in the undone pile for months. It's done in some German cotton yarn that I bought here at the local yarn shop. I swear it looks like suede up close. It's the richest deep purple. I love it.
My friend, Mariana, and I are having our own little knit-a-long with the Knitting Pure and Simple Neck-down Jacket. Mariana cast hers on about a month ago. I promised to finish the Vittadini before I could cast mine on. I'm happy to report that last night I cast it on with Berroco Uxbridge Tweed that I bought from Elann about six weeks ago.
And now for the Grand Finale for today: Just to show you that no good deed goes unnoticed (in the knitting world anyway) I received a terrific thank you from Yvette in France:
Can you see them? No? How about now.?
Besides the four stich markers was a wonderful scented bar of L'Occitane Shea Butter soap and a thank you card. All that because I sent her a tiny box of wool roving for some thrummed mittens. Thank You, Yvette!! Just holler whenever you need anything!!