Friday, May 27, 2005

Boxes and Needles and Squares

We're tripping over fewer boxes here but it feels like it's taking forever to find homes for all the things we unpack. I have finally found the main collection of knitting needles. Not to be confused with the little collections of needles from this or that group of projects. Or the pencil cup full of miscellaneous mismatched needles. I mean the drawer full of needles, you know, where they all belong but don't always get put away to. That one. Where you can always find something in the right size for the new thing you want to knit. So, now I have the needles I need to knit the new yarn into something wonderful, I hope.

Meanwhile there was substitute knitting done on a project that I could find with the needles intact in the bag-the afghan squares. The addicting afghan squares. The squares you find yourself knitting in your dreams. It's all Kay's fault, she started it.

With all this busy-ness around here to keep me, well, busy, I still haven't forgotten the deadline for Back-Tack. I did indeed mail my chosen fabrics to my Back-Tack buddy. I won't say who it is, and I won't post a picture (yet) because this is supposed to be a surprise and all that. I will say that it was a lot of fun choosing nifty stuff for someone else to work with.

I am waiting to receive my package, and I'm trying to wait patiently, but I am soooo excited about the project and I have so many ideas and I can't wait to get started! I have contented myself so far with lurking around everyone else's websites hoping to catch a peek of the packages that others have gotten. Oh drool. Oh, yes, and shopping of course. One must shop for notions and other lovelies in anticipation. Indeed.

Addendum: Here's the photo, now that the identities of participants have been revealed.


Beth said...

I wonder what afghan pattern you're using, also what yarn. My email is bethburns AT

Thanks. It's very pretty!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, back-tack pal peeking in here. I'm a dreadful pal really. I misread the send off date and thought it was May 31st I only posted it yesterday. So I'm sorry if it takes a little while to get to you.
BTP - Australia
ps. enclosed a little something for you too :) hope that makes up for my lateness

Ari said...


Kay at Mason-Dixon Knitting gave some info on her blog about how to make the squares in December of 2004. The url is:

BackTack Buddy,

No worries, thank you for letting me know that it's on the way! It will be fun to see what arrives from Australia! I'm sure it will be worth the wait!