Mom got her Branching Out in the mail finally and called me. She loves it. I'm so pleased. She says she tried it on with all her jackets and coats and outfits and loves it. It makes me happy that she likes it. It was really hard not to say "Oh if you like that, wait'll you see what I've got going for your ChristmaHannuKwanzamas present!" A labor of love and time well spent and I'm just tickled that she likes it. She opened it a week early, citing an inability to wait till her birthday. Totally cool, I'd rather she have more time to spend enjoying it than looking at a box wrapped in paper. She loved the yarn, too, and the colorway. I'm just so happy she liked it.
The ChristmaHannuKwanzaamas Present continues to grow. I am on repeat #3 of 6 and two rows from embarking on repeat #4. Very exciting to see this coming together and I'm so pleased with my yarn choice. It's growing so fast! If I haven't mentioned it, Sivia Harding's patterns are awfully well written, easy to follow and have good explanations. I'm not afraid of lace at all anymore and I'm learning so much from doing this pattern - it's very logical in construction.
Yesterday was a very exciting adventure at the Abbott Kinney Festival down in Venice Beach. Harissa Bellydance had a bit of a mis-adventure in that we were rescheduled to a third "secret stage" apart from the two main stages, that nobody working the festival knew about. One bad fall during the hike to the mystery stage, resulting in a slightly puffy ankle (mine) and another bad fall on that same hike resulting in a completely torn up arm and lots of bleeding (not mine). Two of the troupe never even found the right stage, got fed up and went home, so there went our opening dance number. The show, did, however, go on and my puffy ankle was not a problem as I don't actually *dance* with this troupe. I
My SP returned to the web, sent me an email and updated her blog, so all's well in SP land. The person whose SP6 I am sent me an animated hot fudge sundae the other night after the Serenity snafu. Have I mentioned that this person rocks? I am burning with curiosity and there are SO many knit bloggers out there, it is just completely pointless to speculate. One must just sit back and enjoy the mystery till the big reveal. Which, I think, is the whole entire point.
So I go, do laundry, finish repeat #3 on the Diamond Fantasy and make soup.