Ok, this post is for Catherine who may be the only person not content to just hear that I got a package of cute stuff from China (care of Buttons and Such.) Or rather - she's probably the only one who gets as excited about this stuff as I do. Feel free to bail on this post now if you don't care to hear about more crap I've snatched like a magpie just because it was shiny! (oh wait, there's a bit about some lace I'm working on at the end! No, I'm not doing that just to drag you through all this!)
So this is what I got:
Ok, so leaving stuff in bags is kind of a bad way to photograph it! Here's a close up of some of the cute trims! Look at those little apples!
I also got a bag of 20 hair pins with a flat part at the top for decorating! I made myself a few flowery hair bobs so far! Because when you spend all week in a hard hat, you want to wear flowers in your hair on the weekend!
And to prove that I am still knitting, here's a shawl that I recently started! It's a free pattern from Elann.com called Moonlight Sonata - I just love the circles! It's a crappy picture because of the flash, but the non flash pictures didn't seem to show the stitch pattern as much.