Talk about making MY day!
I almost hate to write another post after several days of basking in the kind comments over my Clapotis - thank you. I love this wrap and it has fetched some surprisingly warm comments from friends and co-workers too. Wow, I knit something practical that wasn't a sock or a hat.
First of all, I admit, I have not bought any yarn this month, not one ounce. However, I did treat myself to the Knit Picks Options Harmony Wood interchangable set (gosh, say that 10 times fast). I purchased yarn last month for the Tangled Yoke Swetaer and looked through my needle collection - realizing that I did not own the correct needles - I needed a 4 and 5 40" circular. So I pondered. And then I squandered and got those darn needles. It was like the song of the siren.
They showed up today - can I say, they are beautiful? I had bought the Harmony dpn's after shamelessly admiring a set that Auntly H of Beyond Your Peripheral Vision had this summer...and they turned out to be, hands down, the best dpns ever. I have such a tight knitting tension that I routinely have broken dpns in the past - no more. I even bought two sets of my favorite size thinking, naturally I wil break them - but then they even send you 6 just in case - wow. The point is wonderful, the feel of the wood is warm, they are a beauty to behold. I am expecting to fall in love with the interchangables in the same manner - but I'll get back to you if I find any different.
Secondly, last night I stumbled upon the Drops Jacket...I looked at every one, all 307 of them, over at Ravelry. And I discovered that I even have yarn - in my stash - that is perfect. I started swatching up some Rowan Cork. I had bought it years ago for a project, and it was all wrong (it should have been Calmer) so it has been languishing. Rowan, sitting unloved - doesn't your heart ache a little at the thought? So this jacket seems like it could be a good sweater-novice project (or sweater greenhorn as it were). Almost every person that has knitted this project has commented how much they love it and actually wear it - sold. And it's alleged to be fast - sold! And I can use my new #11 Harmony circular - sold! So more on that as I get the show on the road.
I am wearing my Yarntini Lost colorway Monkey socks today - because well, season premiere! OMG, I think I have waited an eternity. A co-worker turned me on to a little clip on Itunes that is supposed to fill in some blanks - so I'll be sure to check that out before I snuggle up tonight with my Drops swatch and an adult beverage. I feel like I am watching the first moon landing - it's ridiculous, but I love it!
And lastly, you fabulous bloggers make my day, every day. I received an award from Molly Bee, MLE Knits, dear, kind (Lost loving) Marisol of Purls Just Wanna Have Fun and Sandra of Stay at Home Knit. Let me say, I am totally humbled. I have gotton so many nice comments during my blog tenure *giggle*, and I am still thrilled by each one. Blogging has brought so much pleasure to my free time - I have learned so many hints and tips about knitting, cooking, reading - I'm amazed. After being nominated for this wonderful award - I in turn need to nominate 10 others - wow, only ten?
So here goes...
Susan B. Anderson for having such a warmth about her. Her kindness radiates from her books and her darling baby projects.
Knitterella for spunk and fun and colors and creativity!
Chicken Knits for having such great taste in projects, having a fabulous yarn stash and honest sense of humor.
Photodee for the most fabulous photographs and her thoughtful and insightful questions.
The Knitting Bandit for being edgy and funny - and a down-to-earth rockin' mom!
Tiennie for her wonderful flow of finished objects and exuded kindness.
Yarntini who is often too busy to blog because she is always creating new vibrant indie colorways for us knitters. She has been so generous and kind - she was there when I knit my second sock.
Yarn Ball Boogie for being so intensely cool.
Minerva Turkey for inspiration - and Alan Dart's Gnome!
Knitting Kris for being so real and her recent Baby Surprise Jacket!
The ADD Knitter because she is funny and writes like I bet she talks!
Oos that's 11 and I am not done yet - I enjoy each othe bloggers who nominated me - thank you for the compliment! And I could go on and on - too many of you make my day to mention! I'd like to cut and paste my whole Bloglines over - I hope you all know who you are.
p.s. I have finished my Yarntini Cherry Cordial Socks - a photo will soon follow. If the sun ever comes out again in Wisconsin. The Sun'll come out to-morrow (or the next day? or the next day? or the next day? how about the next day?....)