Late yesterday afternoon I had such a nice surprise in the mail . My scarf from the Ravelry exchange arrived . Marjorie (Whiskr ) from New Zealand very kindly volunteered to be my scarf angel after my initial partner bailed . The scarf is just gorgeous , so soft and just the most amazing shades of blues and purples . Love , love , love, it ! In the package she also included beautiful hand painted lace weight from Touch Yarns , a New Zealand fiber company , two balls of Louisa Harding angora/wool , pretty stitch markers from MissPurl . There was also a lovely calendar of the New Zealand wilderness and a bar of Manuka Honey soap which smells so nice . I really can't thank her enough, she made my day and then some !
Still suffering from the winter blahs . It's still snowing , though not as much as forecast it's still enough to shovel . I'm so done with snow ! Oh well , March is just around the corner and even though we usually get at least one good dump of snow then , it disappears fairly quickly . Enough with the pity party !!
Sunday was Chantal's birthday . She liked her ribbon scarf very much , as did a few members of her family, who would love to have me knit one for them. I haven't committed to do that because though the end result was beautiful , it's a mind numbingly boring knit . Plain garter stitch till you run out of yarn -kill me now ! Unfortunately as per usual I didn't think to get a picture ; maybe one day when she's wearing it .
This is the progress made on my EZ February baby sweater . I think I've got it right , finally ! The bird in hand mittens are all but done , just the weaving in of the ends and the "bird " to embroider on the thumb . So onwards and upwards knitting continues ....