Hi, I'm back and I'm still alive. I took a little summer vacation from my blog. Only it wasn't really a vacation, I was way too busy and wasn't really getting a lot of knitting done, or anything else creative, for that matter. So what have I been doing on my summer vacation? A few things, but first I have to say this:
THANK YOU SECRET PAL! I hope you got my email, because for some reason my email isn't working and I only just realized this a few days ago, and haven't had time to figure out what the problem is. But I will eventually, and if anyone needs to reach me in the meantime, please use the comments, and I'll check them every day!
Well, I got a little package from my secret pal a couple weeks ago, and here's what was in it:
First of all, I bought a tin of that Blue Sky Alpaca's hand balm earlier this year, and I love it so much, but I had taken to hoarding it, because my LYS didn't have any more and I was going to be sad when it was gone, but now I have a whole new tin! Perfect! And I have been wanting something cute and fun for the enormous dashboard on my cute and fun car, and she goes and sends me a little sheep bobble head! I stuck it there with a little museum wax, and now when the traffic has me down I have a little sheep to make me smile (along with that gigantic pink peony that you see a bit of in the corner of the picture).
I did do a tiny bit of knitting. I made a hat:
I will probably be giving it to someone, but I won't name any names, because I don't want anyone to be jealous. It's from the Mission Falls Just Kidding book, and I used 1824 wool. The patterns are all for kids, but this is the third hat I've made and they all seem a little large for kids. I might make another one for myself, but in red or another bright, fun color. You can also see from this picture that I got my hair cut last week. It's a cute haircut, and I like it a lot.
I also finished my other sock, but I didn't take a picture because it looks just like the one below.
I also took Mr. Lucy to a concert:
That's right, I was hanging out with the rednecks and cowboys at the Toby Keith Throw Down Tour, which is not something I would normally do, but it was a lot of fun. Rednecks really know how to party. Mr. Lucy has a crush on Terri Clark, who was the opening act. He's taken me to lots of concerts that I wanted to go to, so it was his turn, for a change. I felt a little silly in the parking lot after the show in my VW Beetle, surrounded by Big Ford Trucks.