Yesterday my order from Elann.com arrived. It was all I could do to keep from drooling all over the parcel as I was opening it. On top was the Classic Elite 'Believe' ("Spaced-Dyed) in tangerine/taupe/white that I'm going to use for a Dear Friend who shall as yet remain nameless, but who has a birthday in the spring.
Then there was the glorious deep steely-tealy blue Peruvian Collection Baby Cashmere for some super-soft sockies, and some P.C. Sierra in a deep tweedy-red wine, for the "Simply Garter" vest from Folk Vests, and last (but not least) some plummy-purply Austermann Marina for a soft Jean Frost Jacket (Pattern #01, Newberry).
Of course, by the time I actually get to doing the work, I may have changed my mind about the precise patterns...!! For now, I am catching up on my "Four Seasons" Club sampler for Autumn that I got from dear Janice at Traditional Stitches. I go there later this a.m. for our monthly meeting, and will pick up Section 1 for "Winter" -- when I'm still finishing #2 (of 3!!) for Autumn!! Ah, but I am getting the hang of this embroidery-on-incredibly-fine-and-uneven-linen bit... Last night I worked on the grapes,pumpkins and 'Tree of Life' from the central panel, while "oohing" and "ahhing" over the patterns in the February (!) 2004 issue of
Knit 'n' Style. Spin-Off isn't in yet, but I can be patient. I just hope it arrives for my holidays at the end of next week!!
Must away. Time for walkies!