Well I got the book for the Ripple-iscious blanket - holy cow, 200 rippling patterns - about 199 more than I really need... decisions, decisions...and now I have to learn me some crochet :)
Hello out there SP 10 and Lime N Violet buddy! I have enjoyed getting comments from you, I sqeal with delight when I get a piece of the puzzle - I'm so curious, I'm not good at patience. I'd love to know more - what are you knitting right now? Are you a sock yarn hoarder like me? Do you have kids? I'd love to learn any little bit you could share...if you dare...:)
Der, who else does this? Who else e-mailed their Secret Pal with their regular e-mail account? duh. I hope that my pal can't figure me out beyond maybe my name - but the first e-mail I sent - I immediately knew I screwed up - but it was too late - into cyberspace went my indiscretion. So, pal, if you figure me out - I'm sorry, I have no excuse. As an offender said this week "gosh, Stupid is expensive".
Petals Collection - I love the yarn, Sundara uses a wonderful quality fiber - there were occasional snags and fuzzy spots, but overall it knit up quite nicely. The only modification I made was to knit into the back of the picked-up gusset stitches, I think it's a trick from Grumperina and helps give a prettier gusset with less chance for holes. I'm inclined to cast on the second one right away so I can have a pair (before Yarntini's first kit comes in April - *as I hyperventilate with excitement!*). Wouldn't they look awesome with these new Danskos? I can hardly justify some "strawberry" colored shoes for $110 but I'm just saying. I have been surfing in search of a pair of open backed clogs to start showcasing all of these socks. I swear by my closed backs Danskos - so comfortable and worth the money since they last for-freaking-ever and never go out of style. But it's hard to capitalize on the heels of my handmade socks when they are crammed away in shoes right?
I stopped at my only very LYS today and was said to learn it is closing. I've notice a sale board outside...but closing? I felt like a vulture looking around...35% everything. I love a sale but hardly at the expense of an entreprenuer, a knitter entreprenuer. I will usually avoid these "going out of business" things because they are not happy occasions yet it feels mildly "celebratory" to the saving consumer right? My husband says - "they have to sell the stuff" but damn, hate to see people's dreams go south. But I did stop, so I did buy a few things for stash enhancement - can you see the theme here? (oh wait - no, you can't since my ftp is run by trolls...) Lime N Violet must be my heros. These are my two most favorite colors together. Pink is probably IT for me, who'da thunk when I was such a tom boy?...but together, these two rock! So I took my savings, gave my condolences and slunk out. And now I am thinking, should I go back for that Noro Kureyon #95? I am ashamed.
"Of course people are going to buy yarn, it's like crack" heard over at Pixie Purls, a new podcast I am listening to. I nearly stumbled on a walk after I heard this, it made me giggle out loud - and of course, it's true.
I am seriously overrun with yarn - some socks yarns, which as I become a more experienced, choosy knitter, I may never knit up. I found this blog where you can post your stash for cash. I feel like I should hook up with these destashers because I am so into clubs lately - it's a sickness - and a darn pricey one! egads. I tried to avoid signing up for Yarntini's over at pureknits but for pete's sake I am practically a stalker of hers. So rationalizations aside, it's done. Then Sundara posts today - why yes, she will have another round of the Petals Collection, sign ups start next Thursday for newbies by the way. And then there is Scout - she is starting another round of her Indie Swag - for 1, 3 or 6 months. I have already suggested my husband consider trying to get this or me on March 16th for my MAY birthday...now tell me that isn't premeditated. So, my thoughts are, maybe I could slim down my stash - for some cash of course - to pay for my latest coveted fibers. Seems like a good plan, right? I mean better than getting a second job or selling my children.
Anyone else like to just stay home? I'm not saying I am afraid to leave the house - but I am barely ever excited about most social situations...right now I am awol from a church potluck - a believer yes, but social? not so much. Not one of my more favorite traits but I'm not sure being a homebody bothers me enough to change it up. How does one become more social? I have several friends who talk about being very invested in their neighborhoods - having this neighb over or that. Every once in awhile I have a twinge of envy at these social people, but generally I just like being surrounded by my family or close friends. My slogan could be "call me, cause I won't call you" - and it's nothing personal, I just won't really call unless I really have something important to say. Is that a bad thing? I mean, I love e-mailing with other knitting bloggers, leaving comments, chatting in person with my most special friends, aquaintances and co-workers - ask 'em, I barely shut up but finding small talk with strangers - it kills me. Maybe it's just the whole "fish out of water" theory? I would seriously probably do anything for anyone, but I probably won't ask for anything. Is that annoying? Gosh, I hate to sound weird, but I'm realizing...it's quite possible I am. :)
OMG, I didn't even realize that I needed to do a survey - thank you new pal for the hook up! You'll read and nod, "yes, she is a sock ho".:) Thank for checking out my blog! Can't wait to hear more from you!
I started Pembrokeshire Pathways last night during "Lost" - I think it will keep me entertained with the teeny cables, I have the cuff and a few repeats done so far. I plan on taking them up again tonight for a little Grey's Anatomy. I just love to multi-task - or pretend I am.