I had fully intended to blog yesterday morning before work, but I ended up being woken up by my sinuses at 3am, and was up for a few hours before going back to sleep. I was feeling even worse when I got up, so I spent the day in bed. Let me tell you, extreme sinus pain, headaches, and an upset stomach is not fun. It was a miserable day.
Redd and I had a nap and slept through a call from the mailman. As much as I wanted to see what the package was, I wasn't really feeling up to an outing. I did end up having to go get some more sinus meds though, so I picked up the package while I was out.It was the package from my Knitter's Treat Exchange Pal! I feel very treated! It really felt like she knew me! The yarn was Socks That Rock in Fire On The Mountain. This is kind of funny, because I've been wishing I had this since my STR order a few months ago, and I was on the STR website yesterday morning being whiny about my yarn diet, because I wanted that yarn!
She also included some chai tea. I love chai tea!! As well as some beautiful soap (honey scented) and some Burt's Bee's bath salts. Oh, and the current Vogue Knitting.
I guess you're wondering who this wonderful pal is? It's none other than Jen from Friender. Thank you Jen!!!
The one good thing about being home yesterday was that I managed to finish the pair of Waving Lace socks I've been working on. Even though I was knitting each sock from one end of the ball at the same time, there were no tangles or anything. I'd use this technique again.
My only alteration was knitting a plain foot, instead of carrying the pattern down the foot. I think it still looks good, and it makes it a bit more functional.
Pattern: Waving Lace Socks from Favorite Socks book.
Yarn: Socks That Rock Lightweight in Blue Moonstone.
Needles: 2.5 mm Crystal Palace dpns.
Alterations: I didn't carry the pattern down the foot.