Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Just a bunch of stuff.....

Thanks for all the wonderful compliments on Lizzie's Lacy Ribs Socks! I hope you all enjoy the pattern and I'd LOVE to see any of the finished socks you knit!

So, I didn't go to MDS&W again but I did have a fruitful and productive week/weekend nonetheless!

I finished knitting the Mock Pockets Top and it is SO CUTE!! I really love how it came out and I can't wait to wear it! It's blocking as I write this so as soon as it's dry I'll give you a peek and all the specs!

Since it's a sleeveless top and I had 3 hanks of the Second Time Cotton left over, I started a Caryls' Kerchief in the same yarn as a matching shawlette to throw over my arms when the Florida AC is set to frigid! It's a quick but pretty pattern and I think it will make a lovely "set" with the Mock Pockets Top.

In addition to getting lots of knitting time, I also made an amazing find. Maybe I'm the last to discover this but do you all know about
USPS.com?

OMG, this is the best thing EVER for those Post Office Challenged like me!! I HATE going to the P.O. because no matter what time of day I go, there is always at least an hour long wait!

Well, no more! You get your packages all ready for mailing, you log on to USPS.com where you are painlessly guided thru the mailing process (including return receipt, insurance, ect.) you pay by credit card, you print out the mailing label AND YOU CALL YOU LOCAL POST OFFICE FOR A PICK UP at your home or office!! Brilliant!!

I mailed out my Sockapaloooza socks, a couple of sock yarn swaps, and Lizzie's birthday present this way and it worked like a charm!! Oh, joy!! NO MORE POST OFFICE!!! You can even order FREE mailing bags and boxes thru the site and have your postal carrier deliver them right to your door! Try this service, you will be thrilled!!

Speaking of Sockapaloooza, MY socks arrived and they are perfection!!!

First my generous and thoughtful pal sent some needle protectors in the shape of socks and this lovely all purpose school knitting bag with a beautiful picture of her adopted city, Santa Barbara, California! Isn't it cute?

You see, her name is Malle and she's a Danish ex-pat! She's a very talented knitter as you can see from her blog here and thru the most beautiful socks she sent me! LOOK!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these footies! They are *exactly* what I wanted! The color is perfect, the fit divine and that pom pom is just the bees knees! Thank you Malle for making me smile and for knitting such adorable socks!

Now the P-Man didn't want to steal Lizzie's thunder so he sat out the last post but we here at FKD know his fans find it hard to live without a Pumpkin fix for a whole week so he agreed to a little P-Man beefcake....


A little blurry but a fuzzy P-Man is better than no P-Man at all, right? Mom promises me someday we'll get a real camera, not a Fisher-Price one :)

Be back soon with a FO and a Global KIP!

20 comments:

Agnes said...

I am feeling so jealous reading all those posts of knitters receiving package from their sock pals! I am still waiting ... my socks may still be in the making by my pal ... or a sock savior! But I tell myself there is no use feeling jealous ... :) Hopefully, it will be at my doorstep tomorrow ... there is always tomorrow!

janine said...

With you on the socks they're fab! Still waiting for mine to arrive , though mt sockpal did email me to say they were on their way so hopefully......

Yarngirl said...

Can't wait to see Top Pocket! And the socks are amazing! Don't worry, the gland is going down, sssshhhh don't wake it up. airborne baby!

Wendy said...

Your footies are adorable. P-Man is adorable-er!

Cathy said...

I can't wait to see your fo's! The socks are absolutely adorable, cheerful colors and the pompom was a great touch! Glad to see the PMan is back in the limelight:)

Pumpkinmama said...

Awesome footies. Those are perfect Flordia colors for your tootsies.

Liz said...

Those footies are so awesome! I love how bright they are.

Olive Oyl/Pensguys said...

I LOVE those footies!!!! I can't wait to see your FO!!

Jes said...

Adorable! Gotta love the pom-poms. Love those stripes too!

I can't wait to see the 2nd time cotton knit up. I'm thinking about making a tank with it. Did you like it?

Suzanne said...

Beefcake! I think I peed in my pants.....so funny.....

I have knit w/2nd time cotton as well. It was good and it holds up really well. For some reason it reminds me of jeans....and yet the color looks nothing like jeans.

Nice socks!

margene said...

Fabulous Footies!! Love the colors.

Carol said...

Really nice socks! Perfect for FL.
Can't wait to see the top! Where do you get the 2nd Time Cotton?

Katy said...

Hi,

I found your blog by complete accident! Your socks are beautiful! I'm a new knitter, only have been knitting for about 3 years but love it. I'm attempting to teach myself to knit socks and getting very frustrated by it!

snowballinhell said...

Lovely socks, and of course P-Man is as charming as ever, even blurry. Can't wait to see this Mock Pockets top.

Knittinreed said...

Cute!! Socks and Pman...
Looking forward to the FOs.

La said...

Those footies are divine!

I'm lucky with the P.O. There's an automated kiosk that I can visit at 2 am if I wanted....which I don't, but I could.

That's one thing I'm gonna miss when I leave Torrance for parts "Orange"...one of the only things.

P-man, handsome as always!

Tropical Screamer said...

Great footies and you know how much we love P-Man.

Our son lives in Santa Barbara. Wish he's send me one of those bags. I'm off to go hint. LOL.

Darilyn and Tigger

Karin MALLE Jegsen Petersen said...

hey debi!

i'm soooooo glad you like the footies.... and that they fit you well!

take care and happy sock knitting,
malle

Janet said...

Oh my goodness, how did I not see that you offered your wonderful new sock pattern - free for all of us? Thank you! I love your new anklets too. They're so happy!

Norah said...

I love the footies, and Pumpkin is his usual adorable self!!! I