May is so beautiful. Most of the trees have leafed and many are in the process of blooming. Spring flowers are still showing off and the lawns are as green as they will be for the rest of the year. This pink tree is on the grounds of our condo and it takes my breath away every time I walk or drive by it. The blossoms are huge and very pink but, sadly lack any fragrance. The lilacs are blossoming beautifully and their scent fills the air near my back door.
The best surprise was on the doorstep when I arrived home...three packages! One was very small and contained the beautiful Suri Alpaca (Indian Summer) lace weight, by Cherry Tree Hill that I purchased from Red Bird Knits. While Dave's lovely yarn didn't show (it should arrive today), the second package was two pair of white jeans! White jeans are the first sign of summer! Time to paint the toe nails.
The last package was the best of all!! My SockapalOOOza socks arrived!! Tawana Carmelle of Rooted in Knit-reality was my pal and the socks were wrapped up in lavender paper inside a pretty yellow box. Also, enclosed were postcards from NYC, a nice smelling sachet for the sock drawer and a little bow with my favorite style of stitch markers attached. The socks must have their day in the sun so, a photo shoot has been planned this weekend in the canyon (where else?). All you get today is a little peak. I adore the socks, the color, yarn and the perfect fit. Thank you Tawana!
Because a little self control was impossed, a little more knitting happened last night (and the night before). MS has grown by a few rows and Eleanora is nearing the toe! This sock fits so well and it's very interesting to knit. A very nice job of designing on this one, Mim! (Please say a prayer to the yarn goddess that I won't run out of yarn.) Plus, the warshrag is on the needles and has been a hoot to knit. You can predict there will be knitting going on this weekend.
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