Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day 2010

So as you can see, I was given a beautiful bouquet of flowers in honor of Mother's Day

and I have finished my Jury Duty socks

and progress continues to be made on what I am calling my Lilac Leaf shawlette.

Its actual name is Heart-to Heart Beaded Scarf, but it has no beads, and with the green yarn, it says lilacs to me more than it says hearts.

I talked to Kristen today, as well as my Mom, all 3 of my brothers, and momentarily to my sister as well. All is well in my world.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Socks and Dress and Shoes

I have finished one of the jury duty socks, and am past the gusset in the second one, so this should be a pair of socks very soon.

I am very taken with this yarn and colorway. Patons Kroy FX.

And I went shopping on a whim and came away with a new dress, or maybe I should just say a dress, because I actually only have one dress in my closet, and it is many years old. A woman should have a dress, don't you think? This one is a little, as Sam says, "Hade," meaning bright, showy in Japanese. Yeah, it is that. But I like it.

Actually what inspired the dress purchase was that I bought these sandals yesterday, quite pricey, but an amazing amalgam of sexy strappiness and actual walkable comfort. And I said to myself, gee, those are so cute and feminine, they'd look good with a dress. So I bought a dress!

Let's do a little price averaging here. The dress and the shoes, $170. Feeling summery and attractive--priceless!