Take a look at my beautiful little pretties that came the other day.
Sea silk in Sangria. They’re as beautiful, color-saturated and shiny as ruby red slippers.
Ella Rae Classic in three colors: plum wine (or blackberry; I’ve seen both names in different places for the same colorway), steel grey, and lemon-lime. I’ve read this yarn is basically Cascade 220, and since I am still in the great workhorse yarn collection effort of 2007, I had to stock up. Little Knits was having a sale, so I couldn’t very well pass it up; could I? No plans yet for the plum wine colorway but the steel grey and lemon-lime are destined to be the vertical stripes bag from Pick Up Sticks.
It’s been busy here at Chez Dim Sum, since returning from vacation. The refrigerator went out on me, and when the GE service guy offered to repair it in three weeks for free, or $500 towards a new unit, we jumped at a new one. I had to choose my new refrigerator from the internet in about 5 minutes. Weird, very weird. I hope none of you ever has to do that, because it’s odd not doing the serious research before making a decision. But now that the new refrig is in, I’m happy. It’s stainless (or stainless-looking with a no-fingerprint surface).
The other source of stress has been this little critter I found in the bottom of my laundry basket as I was moving the clothes into the washing machine.
This is NOT one of my pretties. What’s scarier? I found another one under my bed UNDER MY ZIPLOC BAGS OF YARN! Sweetie Hubby and I have been freaking out about this, as I have been the one who has found both, and they were in high traffic areas for me. Luckily the pest control company was able to come right away and spray. I’m happy to say we have had no more scorpion sightings and I am ecstatic about that. Okay, I have to move on now because I’m getting creeped out again. Um, Jillian, I’ll take pictures of your praying mantis over this any day!
Have a great weekend!