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.