Friday, November 4, 2011

Fiber Arts Friday: I am a Very Lucky Girl

So, I had a whole different post planned for today, but lookie what arrived on Wednesday.  :-D

Yep, that's right.  My new cat!  :-)

I was on a teleconference when the Mail Lady knocked on the door...  The Alpaca Dog jumped up and fiercely announced his presence.  I, of course, neglected to mute my phone.  Ooops.

Anyway, as soon as the call was over, I went to the door because I figured the cat probably wanted to get out of that box... I opened up the package to find a lovely pair of hand-knit slipper socks, a couple of perfect items to go with them and no cat.  :-(

Oh ok I confess... I told Beth that she should let Edgar Allen Poe Cat stay with her because he would miss her.... and frankly Noodle has more than enough cats to keep her occupied with our one Pankcake.  ;-)

I do have to tell you that this timing was absolutely perfect!  We woke up to another 7 inches of snow on Wednesday morning.  So who couldn't use a pair of cosy-hand-knit-socks, hot tea and delicious chocolate on a day like that??

Of course in true Colorado fashion, the blue sky and sun came out and were working hard on turning that snow into water by the time I took this photo.  :-)

Just so you know, the socks fit perfectly.  :-D

AND, just so you know the whole story...  I was working from home on Wednesday, so my fashion was much more about comfort and warmth than actual fashion.  I won't show you the entire ensemble, but you get the idea...

Ambo, it might be time for that intervention you threatened me with so many years ago. ;-)

Anyway, as you know I have recently gotten on the sock-knitting-bandwagon.  I have not made any for myself, yet.  Of course I've only made one pair so far.  So I'm not certain that counts as being "on the wagon," but I can tell you that I have a (secret) second pair in work, a list that includes at least 4 more, a couple of sock pattern books and a growing sock-yarn stash to support a new-found obsession... So I am thrilled to have a pair of hand-knit socks to call my very own.  Especially a pair that was made by someone I adore.  :-D
And I almost forgot, these socks are hand-knit from hand-spun yarn.  Yep, I'm a very lucky girl.

If you're a regular reader of Fiber Arts Friday, you already know The Awesome that is Spinster Beth.  But if you're not, go say hello.  I think you'll like her too.  :-)

And while you're at it, please say hello to the other fantastic Fiber Arts Friday Fiberistas!


pinkundine said...

Hee hee, after I knit my first sock (note, not pair!) I decided I was going to become obsessed, and now have a lovely sock yarn collection and a queue full of patterns, so I know exactly what you mean ;)

Andria said...

Oh those socks looks wonderful and warm. Jealous? You bet I am. There is nothing better than receiving a package full of goodies in the mail!

WonderWhyGal said...

Your feet are sassy in those socks. Lucky you! The snow photo is gorgeous but I am totally NOT ready for it to hit Michigan.

Melissa said...

Oh lucky you...the socks look so comfy. The pic of your "at home work outfit" made me smile.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!

Voie de Vie said...

Ok, I love the colors in those socks, and you got the end of the ball, too!

And that photo is just gorgeous - I am jealous of your first year snow.

Now about those striped tights ... :)

Vivian said...

Very nice socks! For some reason I was really expecting to see a cat out of the box, Friday brains ;-)

Love the snow picture. If only I could see snow, play in snow, and not feel cold, life would be perfect.

Spinster Beth said...

I am so glad they fit, and I hope you get lots of wear out of them!

My first knitted sock was HUGE. I have a serious gauge problem. It could have been a Christmas stocking!

And there is a faint blue strip in the socks that perfectly matches the tights underneath ...

Kathryn Ray said...

@Vivian - my cat put herself in the box, but I was too slow for a photo. :-/

I think with all of those sweaters you knit, you should be plenty warm in the snow. :-)

@pinkundine - you are toooo funny. :-D

Kathryn Ray said...

@Spinster Beth - I've hardly taken them off since Wednesday afternoon. :-D

Kelly said...

Those socks are fantastic. Perfect and cozy. Goodness, the thought of snow already!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Lovely socks, they look lovely and warm

AllyB said...

I think the new socks look stunning with the striped socks underneath, LOL I'm glad it was you that got snow and not us...sorry if that sounds like nanner-nanner, oh wait, that's the way I meant it. We'll get ours soon enough though and you can be laughing in return. Give that alpaca dog a few scratches from me and a good sniff from LittleDog. Hope you've had a great weekend.

Marushka C. said...

Lucky you! Spinster Beth always makes such lovely things, and with her own handspun yarn, too.

Handknit socks are the best kind!