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June 17, 2016

From Susan — Wiser?

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 9:30 am

If you’re older, aren’t you supposed to be wiser?  Then I must be très, très, très wise!! Thank you all for the wonderful birthday well wishes!!  🙂

Here are the roses that my husband got me.  They are stunning!!

Sister Surly was not to be outdone!!  She sent me the yarn to make Leap Year by Suvi Simola.

Some people think you have no imagination when you choose the same color and/or combination as the prototype — however, sometimes the color is a big part of what you LIKE about the prototype!  Don’t judge me!  😉

Surly bought me Cumbria Fingering by The FIBRE Co. in colors Buttermere and Hadrian’s Wall from Fibre Space in Alexandria.  It is heavier than the yarn called for and that is fine with me!  It contains brown masham wool, which is a long wool variety.

You can also see a small metal tin in the photo:

They are stunning pearl stitch markers that are better looking than most of my earrings!!

My plan is to work on Leap Year at Knitting Camp, which starts at the end of 4th of July week…coming upon us very fast!!  I have a lot to do before then !


  1. What lovely roses & presents. I’m a sucker for gorgeous stitch markers & those pearl ones are really beautiful.

    Comment by Samina — June 17, 2016 @ 9:54 am

  2. Happy belated!!! The roses are indeed stunning, and what a wonderful gift from Sally. I might be a copycat.

    Comment by Susan — June 17, 2016 @ 12:53 pm

  3. Love this sweater and the yarn, the markers are really pretty and such lovely flowers! Nice birthday presents indeed! Sally has wonderful taste in choosing gifts for her sis!

    Comment by Kathy W. — June 17, 2016 @ 5:22 pm

  4. I’ll be anxious to see it in person!! What great taste Surly has in birthday presents!!

    Comment by Penny — June 17, 2016 @ 7:54 pm

  5. Using the same color as the pattern – I did that once without even realizing it until I started knitting. Very often the pattern shows the garment in a particular color that shows it off best – no judgement at all!

    Comment by Pippa Jones — June 18, 2016 @ 2:05 pm

  6. The roses are lovely. The hubby is a keeper.
    Julie in San Diego

    Comment by Julie Lanner — June 18, 2016 @ 8:26 pm

  7. no judge

    Comment by kathy b — June 20, 2016 @ 5:15 pm

  8. Happy belated Susan. Let’s find a time to knit. Send dates.


    Comment by Sherry — June 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

  9. Love the colors and the pattern and especially love the name Hadrian’s Wall for the gray. Happy Birthday! Summer birthdays are the best!

    Comment by Chloe — July 2, 2016 @ 10:53 am

  10. What are those markers? Slip one? Couldn’t find them where an they be found.
    You are so right about sometimes what you repay want is what you see.

    Comment by Karen — July 5, 2016 @ 6:38 pm

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