Monday, May 08, 2006

A knitting update ...

The faces on the Knitted Babes are coming along nicely. I received the nice felt wool from Sammie at the end of the week, but I didn't get to this part until last night after working all day on the front & back gardens. I put in 20 new perennials. I won't even begin to list them tho. But I'll take pictures as each goes into bloom.

Then I got this package of yarn in the mail. It's my order from Elann.com ... I plan to make this sweater but not in long sleeves ... I would like 3/4 sleeves [that come just below my elbow] instead. As for the pink/green yarn. I don't even remember why I bought that. Maybe for a scarf or mini shawl or something. Not for socks or another sweater. Not even enough for a vest. Might have to think on that a bit I guess.

Oh, and here's the progress on my Crazy Cotton socks. I'm doing two at one time and I work on these when I'm on the train or shuttle to work. Which so far is working out great. Nice to know I'll have a full pair of socks completely done when I bind off.

So that's it for today ...

Addendum .... I am the lucky-ducky winner of a $100 gift certificate to Make 1 Yarn Studio, in the draw on Cynthia's Warming Grace project! Woohoo! A total surprise since I had signed up even before there was any discussion about prizes. So now that I am a winner, I've been looking over the in stock list. I've change my shopping list 4 times already. I wish they had pictures of their stock on their website, but they're new and don't have a great web site yet. But their store looks great from the newsletters that I've been getting. For awhile I thought about acquiring a drop spindle, but I think that might be a bad choice. If my DH had any idea I might have designs on spinning he might then lock me out of the house. So I better stick to yarn that's already spun, huh? That means I can at least lust for my top choice ... Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Yarn. I've had a desire to purchase that yarn for a looooong time now, but the price has put a holt on the justification of purchasing such a luxury yarn. But woohoo, I've got the extra doe now haven't I? ... and why not spend it on something I wouldn't have otherwise? Tomorrow I decide on the colors I want ...

Happy knitting everyone!

4 comments:

FemiKnitMafia said...

OMG - you are so lucky! Have you ever considered knitting the Clapotis? You could do it in the LLaces yarn called for in the pattern. Ohhhh....

FemiKnitMafia said...

Or how about some cashmere? Come on ... you know you'd never buy cashmere under normal circumstances. I'm a bad influence.

BTW-the owner of this store is the same woman who started the QueerKnit ring. I've been reading her blog for a while and she seems really cool. 'Your' money is going someplace good.

Julia said...

How exciting! You should definitely splurge on something luxurious.

Cynthia said...

Rhonda, I am so happy you won! You are building a good stash woman! I love the socks and the wool for the sweater. You are so going to enjoy the LL. I am going to do a two at one time pair of socks when I start my next pair. I have my first drop spindle and I am loving it!