Wednesday, July 23, 2008

if I could just sit on my hands...

I am impatient as hell. You see, I want to show off my my new yarn but my lightbox is a couple lights short of being bright enough - doh! But I can't wait for daylight...

currant simple merino, preserves troika sock, ruby and waterspout sea merino

Mama Blue Knitting Goods. It's magical. And I'm a hideous enabler. So much so that I will surely post a better photo, as this yarn is too sexy for my half finished lightbox. The dyer, Nikki, has the most delightful customer service and some of the richest colorways. And don't forget my little Mama giveaway (check out the previous post), deadline is oh, Sunday, noon-ish.

Miss Wannabe got me started thinking we needed a Mama Blue Love group at Ravelry, and she has done a wonderful job getting it rolled out - come join us! It's hopping over there on just the first day. A great place to swap, share project ideas, wax poetic about all things Mama.

Another quick book recommendation too:


Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout

About a mother and teenage daughter. Their inner feelings, isolation, loneliness - rage, sadness. A teacher seduces a naive 15-year-old - the girl is smitten, certain he loves her - mom finds out, is humilated, angry, sad, confused. The book tells the tale of how they go on from there. I enjoyed the read, I found the author's descriptions palpable.

This was book #30 for the year, I'm on my to meeting my 52 book goal for '08.


Blogger bockstark.knits said...

I know how that is, but see, what you have to do is develop ADD so that you see it as an opportunity to start something new while you "wait for the light to come out". :) They look gorgeous, can't wait to see the "official" pictures! And gah, 52 books? I haven't read anything bigger than a magazine in months. Oooh, but I do have a book recommendation (if you need one) it's "Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea". This book is fascinating and so hard to put down.

2:41 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

52 books- you are ambitious! I listen to a lot of books on tape as I knit (or drive).

5:12 AM  
Blogger At Home Mommy Knits said...

52 books in a year, what a fun goal. I might have to try that for next year.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

Nice yarn score! I was away last weekend when Nikki had her big shop update. :( I've never used her yarn, but I've been drooling over it for ages. Thanks for starting the Ravelry group. I'll be sure to join.

7:22 AM  
Blogger Nell said...

You're doing so well with the book count. Maybe that's a good goal for next year. Well done, you!

10:58 AM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

Yummy yummy yarn. I'm so behind on my blogroll so please accept my anniversary congrats a few weeks late!

Your FLS is looking awesome!

12:20 PM  
Blogger cbknits80 said...

Way to go on the book count. Got my mama blue today - swoon!

4:43 PM  
Blogger knittingma said...

Oh, you've got Preserves! And Ruby! I'm so jealous. :) Once this no-yarn-buying agreement runs out, I'm all over her shop.

Off to join the Mama-Blue-lovin' group, now.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Wannabe said...

Wait. How the heck do you have time to knit AND read? LOLZ!

xo. It's so fun doing the MamaBlue thang with you.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Gorgeous yarn and thanks for the book reviews, as always.

I am jealous of your reading. I can't seem to get it in like you. That is wonderful.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Marisol said...

Wow that is a whole lot of books --good for you!

I love this new yarn... How does it compare to Sundara or Madeline Tosh? They look so lovely:)

10:28 AM  

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