Wednesday, December 13, 2006

WHERE has the time gone???

Sorry I haven't posted lately but I have been VERY busy working on my shawl.......isn't it GORGIMOUS?????

O.K., O.K., I confess......I didn't make it.....Becky did....and GAVE it to me....can you BELIEVE anyone would GIVE away something so beautiful????

I have been such a fan of Becky's knitting for quite sometime, we have been avid emailers and I was absolutely blown away to receive such a wonderful gift!!

Lace knitting is something that I have been fascinated by for quite some time, such intricate details!! I thought this was something that I might try some maybe 20 years or so I might be good enough to tackle such a project! I hate to admit it, but I have been very intimidated by just the thought of lace knitting!!

Becky, dear that she is.....took the pattern for this shawl and re-wrote it in a way that I think that even this "newbie" knitter can figure it out!!! I am so excited!!! I am going to work on this after the Holidays are over and my sanity has returned!! LOL!!

Becky also brought her "big bag-O-yarn" was like Santa opening his pack!!! She has some absolutely incredible yarn!!

I feel like I have had my Christmas!! On top of all this, she let me ask all the knitting questions I wanted to!! I had a pile of "projects" just waiting for her to help me with.....and what great tips she shared with me!! AND she gave me one of those necklace yarn cutters......I have been wanting one of those too!!!

It was a wonderful time for me, albeit a very short one....I'm looking forward to the next time.....we'll DEFINITELY have to plan a get together for 2007!

In addition to Becky's wonderful visit and working I have managed to decorate a bit. We usually spend quite a bit of time looking for "just the perfect tree"......this year it was FREEZING cold....we had no gloves, light jackets so we jumped out of the car, ran to the lot, ran up to the first tree on the lot, which was very poorly lit as they were closing and took it. I do believe it is the most perfectly shaped tree we have ever had!!


tonni said...

How beautiful! I saw this shawl on Becky's blog... what a wonderful gift :)

Beck said...

I had a wonderful visit Darlene. I'm so glad you did too. I'm envisioning you wearing the shawl over some slinky festive gown going to a grand Xmas party my friend.

And I don't remember your asking THAT many questions! You'll discover that you really know more than you think you do. And if you don't you'll just wing it like I do! Grin.

Merry Christmas my friend. I'm off to Starkville today.

Yarn Collectors Anonymous said...

THIS body in a slinky dress??? Waaa Haaa Haaa!!! You are too kind!!!

More like me dressed head to toe in black with AMPLE room to showcase the shawl!! LOL!!!


Karen said...

Whoa! It's beautiful! What a wonderful and generous present. Enjoy!

Emily said...

Beautiful! I love the zigzag (excuse me: chevron) pattern. It looks like it will be a fun pattern to make!