I received a nice surprise package in the mail this week. Amongst many fun items was this geode candle. (The candle is a tealight behind the geode that shines through.) My penguins had to move over to make a place for it.
This is the best I could do on showing a lit picture. It's very pretty and I'm been guarding it. ("Can we light it mom? Huh? Can we?" "No, only I can light it.")(I know how to pull rank when I have to.)
I been knitting socks this week. Here's my Big Basin sock that has since been completed. Alison got the name right--it's named after the Big Basin State Park way out in California that has the beautiful redwoods.
The pattern is also beautiful, and I would've immediately cast on for the second sock if I didn't get side-tracked by these:
They are drying socks that I'm knitting for CIC. (I am trying to design a pattern...we'll see how it goes...)(I wasn't trying to make Marguerite feel guilty, but wouldn't it be nice to have a CIC gansey sweater pattern? Check out Marguerite's blog for January, she's made 4 gansey toddler sweaters for CIC and they look fast and fun at the same time.)(Keep it in mind, Marguerite, when you're snowed in with nothing to do.... :)