I woke up this morning to a stuffy nose, and this:
It’s the most gorgeous, most perfect rusty tomato red. I’m thinking either Nancy Bush’s Child’s First Sock, or maybe I’ll take a leap and try designing my own sock pattern to do it justice. Toe-up, of course, to make the most of every inch of this stuff.
Second, there was my first letter for Domesticat’s Knitterly Letter Swap. Alison, who lives in the UK, sent me a HUGE package by airmail standards:
Photos, postcards, a souvenir tea towel, and a lovely four page letter. Thanks so much Alison! Sitting down for a bit with your letter and a cup of tea was exactly what I needed this morning.
Well, that, and the new pair of spring shoes that also arrived on my doorstep today:
Steel grey, peep-toe, kitten-heel goodness — usually $110, but I got them for $20 HERE. I did just pledge to not buy new clothes for six months, but as I am not (and have no intention of becoming) a hobby cobbler, I figure shoes aren’t included in that vow.
THANKS everyone, for all your input on fabric! I’ll post photos as soon as the color I just ordered arrives in the mail…