Thursday, May 31, 2007

Where have I been?

I arrived here in Pawleys Island two weeks ago. Hubby and I returned to assist with the 6th Annual FDNY 9-11 Memorial Golf Outing. You can get more information here. We were here one week prior to assist with all the preliminary things and a week after to recuperate. Hubby went back to the desert, but I was homesick for my beloved beach so I decided to stick around for a while.

I have been undergoing a green overload. Everywhere I look, there is green - green grass, green shrubs, green trees, green leaves, etc. It is a welcomed change from the brown and more brown of the desert. I have also spent some peaceful times on my beach. My senses are inundated by the smell of the salt air, the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach, and the sensation of the warm breezes and sunshine on my skin. Being here is as close to heaven as one can get. I love the beach....
Exchange Update
I just received the most wonderful package from my pal, Cathy. She created this scrumptious scarf using Malibringo, in the most fabulous colors just like a desert sunset. It is so unbelievably scrunchingly, squishingly soft. The cabled pattern consists of a repeat of X's and O's. Can you see them? Just like hugs and kisses. It is meticulously crafted and it will be keeping me wonderfully warm next winter.

And if the scarf wasn't enough, she also included a sock pattern, called "Seahorse Sox for Dorene" that she designed especially for me. I am so flattered. She also packed some Louet Gems Pearl yarn in a fabulous Caribbean Blue color for me to make the socks. I have never used this yarn before and I am so looking forward to trying it out.
Thank you, Cathy for the great package. Yes, indeed. You did spoil me.
And in other news, after 2 weeks of travel, my package finally made its way to Deborah in Australia. She liked the Canberra scarf and hat. So many people have asked for the pattern and I hope to have it posted here soon.
I also sent another package, that as I speak, is making its way across the Atlantic to a girl who's pal had fizzed out on her. As her "angel", I sent the aubergine Swallowtail Shawl that I bragged about in a previous post. I hope that she likes it. It is the most perfect shawl for a cool summer night.
Knitters Tea Swap 3
Ok... this one's a first for me. Heck, I knit. Heck, I even drink tea. So, I suppose that this one's for me. The format of this exchange is a bit different in that, you and your pals exchange and its not a secret. The package should include tea, snacks to go along with the tea, something "local", and yarn. I am soooo glad that I got to do this from here in Pawleys. I mailed the package earlier this week. It is chockfull of Southern Hospitality that it just screams (wait, southern belles don't scream) oozes southern charm. Well, bless my heart.

1 comment:

Dave said...

That scarf looks wonderful! Actually, the whole package looks wonderful!