Monday, February 20, 2006

I'm BAAAAAACK!

Sorry it's been awhile between posts, our computer is trying to die on us and hubby and been desperately searching for parts and performing transplant surgeries on it. It's still not dependable, more work needs to be done so if you can't get a hold of me or I don't get to comment everywhere I may be unable to get online. I can't post all my pics since the cable isn't where it should be? But I can show ya the yummy wool I got from Jessica, my partner in the Winter Wool Swap. It's all from my wishlist at knitpicks.com On the bottom right, is 4 hanks of Shadow, 100% merino laceweight yarn in Sunset. This is slated for a lace shawl for fall, not sure on the pattern yet. On the bottom left is 4 hanks of Alpaca Cloud, 100% heathered baby alpaca laceweight yarn in Iris. This is for the long-awaited Flower Basket Shawl. This stuff feels soooooooo amazing!! Moving to top left, you see 2 hanks of Gossamer, handpainted 100% merino laceweight yarn in Sweet Peas. Not sure what I'll make with this yet. Then last but not least, top right you see what's currently on the needles. This is 2 hanks of Sock Memories, handpainted 100% merino fingering weight in the Fly Fishing colorway. For Yarn Harlot's Knitting Olympics, I'm knitting my first pair of socks, the Jaywalker pattern from Magknits.com They are for my dear hubby who has apparently been desperately anxious I was never going to knit him anything besides hats. LOL I'm progressing well on them but don't think I can finish both before the torch goes out. My hands are not accustomed to knitting with tiny toothpicks and my carpel tunnel has been acting up, slowing me down. I just finished all the gusset decreases and have only 3 inches of the foot and the toe to go. I PROMISE to post all the progress pics I've taken so far as soon as I can. Let's see, other news includes a haircut, starting weight watchers tomorrow, finished my shrug, my swap partner loved the wool I spun for her, I plan on spending time this week dyeing that fingering weight merino I bought and sewing up a skirt for spring, and I'm shopping for my first hand carders and more wool to spin. Where do you all get your wool? Drop me a comment so I can check them out too! Oh and I wanted to tell the whole wide world of bloggers that I have the most wonderful, loving, funny, and sweet husband in the universe. I love you honey!! "Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong." ~ I Corinthians 13:4-5 Knit into Him, Rebecca