Okay, I have gone over a month without Pull-n-Peel Twizzlers, so I am making mostly good on my lenten promises but I did recently slip and buy some indie yarn. I am forgiving myself because I bought it entirely with the proceeds of sales from my stash via Ravelry - so its a wash, right? (please enable me and nod here) I got them today and had to share. And today I positively had it up to my eyeballs so took the afternoon off to relax - if I can't have a swimming pool with a swim-up bar, I'll take great yarn...
First is The Plucky Knitter - if you haven't read her blog, you just should. I think everyone would like a friend like this woman - she sounds too fun. And her yarn - omg. I had resisted but then saw so many beautful colorways over at Ravelry - I could resist no more.
Shropshire Merino Superwash Fingering
I'm kind of a purple junkie and my gosh, love the vibrant lavendar next to the browns.
Rosamund 80/20 Merino DK
Wowza, so soft and snuggly, I think it could make a beautiful little set for a baby, or some fingerless mitts, or whatever - for now, I would like to hang it off my keychain, a lucky rabbit's foot of sorts to rub at will. Why didn't I buy both skeins? doh!
Pigeonroof Studios fingering merino Autumn Cherry Light
Kirsten of Through the Loops!was right - she said I would love it. All I can say is, why didn't I love it sooner? Kirsten recently knit Ring of Fire socks, her own design, in the Pinklady colorway - lovely! I confess I surfed right over to Woolgirl to admire some more. Just looking.
I really am not a Noro hater after my last post, promise - I love Noro, I love the Clapotis I made from silk garden - but the sock yarn, not so much. I encourage anyone who is looking for something different and new to try the sock yarn - I was very on the fence all through the process, but I do love the colorway - just the texture is funky to me. Maybe smaller needles would have given me a fabric more to my liking? I'm far too "ready to move on" to rip out the whole thing though - a picot cuff? I would never frog picot.:) I'm so selfish with my time...I only frog if I see no other option to be honest - selfish or lazy? In any case - if your curious please try it - I found it a bit cheaper on ebay *wink*.
One last little bit for Madison area peeps - Jodi Picoult is coming to Border's on University Ave. tomorrow night - it sounds as though "due to her popularity" people can start getting "line tickets" at 9am for her 7pm discussion and book signing for her new book. I'm a little verklempt as my sister and I try to work out a way to weasel to the West side for those tickets at 9 am - in any case, maybe I 'll see you there?