Warning: don't worry as there are no political statements included in my post today :)
I celebrated my birthday last week and my dear daughter took me to the Purl Soho warehouse. I don't know if you are familiar with Purl Soho, but basically to me it's like the Pottery Barn for knitting and sewing. They're located in NYC and my daughter was just in NYC last month. I tell my daughter, who has impeccable taste and design skills, that if she knit, she would be addicted to Purl Soho! It was by chance that I found out that Purl Soho's warehouse was in California, about 20 miles from my house. I received five skeins of the lucious pure alpaca yarn shown above for my birthday gift from my children. I can hardly wait to cast on for this project.
The Purl Soho warehouse was a warehouse setting and yet, there amid the shelves, where all the items that I see via your emails/newsletters/website. Awhile ago, I had seen these unique bulb shape pins and there they were at the warehouse beckoning to me to buy them. Of course I had to bring them home with me! What am I going to do with them? Maybe just admire their shape and color!
Speaking of knitting, I really don't have a yarn stash - just a handful of miscellaneous yarn that lives in my craft closet. But, I had one skein of King Cole Comfort Chunky that was left over from another project. I found the perfect pattern for this yarn and I'm so pleased with this little, teeny, tiny baby sweater that I knitted. The designer of this pattern is Danish so of course, being Danish/American, I had to knit this. You can find the pattern link here via my Ravelry page.
Ah, Christmas . . . that special time of year that will soon be arriving. I think I have the majority of my shopping done. Basically, I ordered online from Nordstrom since they have free shipping - yah! And, if something doesn't fit, it's easy to return it. But, I ordered the SALE items on Nordstrom.com. I always love a bargain. This year I ordered for the family a Fortnum and Mason Christmas hamper. Since I had to pay 30 pounds shipping, I added on a few more items to my order. But, after I signed into my account, they discounted almost every item! I was so pleased because basically, it made me feel like the shipping costs were very reasonable. I think the family will enjoy these goodies this holiday season.
That about wraps it up as to what's been happening here at Lilly My Cat. Monday morning I'm suppose to report for jury duty at 7:45 AM. I've been called before for jury duty; once for superior court and once for federal court and both times I was excused.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone and as always, I appreciate your taking your precious time to visit Lilly My Cat.
With my best wishes,