Downright Spoiled

DH and I (and various other people) have been working on the yard lately — right now my backyard is piles of dirt and there’s a full dumpster in my driveway full of tree roots and huge rocks and cement. On Saturday morning I worked in the yard as long as my wrists held up, and then I decided to go visit my mom and go to the orchard near her house to pick up some autumn produce.

Mom teased me when I called her before I left, “I have something small for you!”

When I arrived at her house, she handed me two things.

möbius strip à la EZ
möbius strip à la EZ in Fingerlakes Soft Wool (Clover)
dorky me in möbius
dorky me in möbius

A Möbius strip scarf based on EZ’s pattern in Knitting Around, knit in Fingerlakes Soft Wool (Clover). Mom bought one hank of this yarn at MD S+W this year specifically intended for this pattern. I think it turned out great — it’s soft and warm and a perfect customizable size to be worn in many different ways. I love it! Thanks, Mom!

bricky dishcloth and my favorite mug
bricky dishcloth and my favorite mug

The mug was a gift from Mom at this past Christmas, and it is my favorite. But the dishcloth is new — I’ve knit this pattern, but never for myself. I love the way it looks and I find the bricky bands to help scrub. It’s a useful, fun knit. Hooray!

This afternoon, MiL had us over for lunch. She sent me an IM earlier this week, “I found something in Iceland I think you’ll enjoy!”

Never did I expect this:

létt lopi from iceland
istex alafoss létt lopi direct from Iceland, plenty for a sweater or two

Funnily, I was browsing for lite lopi recently but did not order any. I love these colors! Thank you, MiL!

I am feeling very lucky and spoiled today. I hope everyone has had a great weekend!

8 Comments so far

  1. Dawn on October 14th, 2007

    Spoiled indeed! what a great weekend you have had. Love the stary cup!! I had a similar one only to find someone had broken it and failed to tell me. I spied it in the trash all smahed up among the stinky garbage. Boohoo.

  2. Deneen on October 14th, 2007

    Very cool!

  3. Julie on October 14th, 2007

    Wow, fabulous stuff! That scarf is gorgeous, too, your mom did a great job with it!

  4. stacey on October 15th, 2007

    love that mobius – how cozy is that!!!!!!!!! great gifts!

  5. Jill on October 15th, 2007

    Nice gifts – and the mobius scarf is awesome!

  6. Kara on October 15th, 2007

    Lucky girl! You look so cute in your pressie.

  7. Kelly on October 15th, 2007

    Very spoiled girlie you are! The mobius looks so nice and warm. You are adorable.

  8. Theresa on October 17th, 2007

    I just got yarn for my bridal shower – isn’t it great when people know what you’ll like?