Oh my goodness is it good to be home. I don't know what it is, but there's something about Minnesota that is very comforting. As soon as I cross the border and see the "Welcome to Minnesota" sign, there is an instant feeling of relaxation and excitement. As beautiful as this view is,
after five hours it gets a bit monotonous. I was glad to see the skyscrapers of the Twin Cities once again.
My little sister and my dog both gave me a very warm greeting, and then my sister came running up to me with a package that was waiting for me. One of my other sisters, the one I always mention here, sent me a very generous box full of wonderful things to keep me occupied during the summer. She sent me THREE 4 0z., um, bunches of merino top from J.Knits.
I can't wait to make a sweater out of this one. I've wanted one ever since I fixed up the sweater that my sister made for my younger brother (which he seems to never wear). You can see where I even added length to the bottom because he thought it was too short at first, but he still doesn't wear it. I may still steal it. Don't tell.
There was also some fun Japanese candy in the box. Yes, my sister goes a bit overboard and apparently loves to spoil me when she sends me packages. I haven't tried these yet, but my little sister assures me that the mushroom ones are delicious.
I've also been doing a bit of spinning using the hand-dyed BFL that Anne sent me.
It's so fun to spin and I love the luster that this fiber has. I'm really excited to see how it looks in the end. I'm going to make this one a 3-ply yarn.
Also, sadly, the shawl is still not finished. I'm going to have to zip through the border pretty quickly and mail it to my LYS (which, ironically, is now 5 hours away) as soon as I get it done. Wish me luck! (1/2 the border to go...)