Thursday, February 16, 2006

Back to normal I guess

I must thank everyone for the outpouring of support I've received. I'm actually speechless, so all I can say is "Thank You." (and come on in Dee, join the party, you're not intruding).

Over the last two evening I have planted my butt on the couch with a pair of size 10 needles and my big-ass bag of Hershey's with almonds (thanks SP, although now I'm going to have a big-ass), and I've created this

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Yes, yes it is my final Alpaca Scarf blocking! Happy Dance, Happy Dance. Everyone join me in a Happy Dance. If I had possessed stronger moral fortitude I would have had this stuff done weeks ago. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. I decided on a zig-zag lace pattern that I think works well.

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You can't tell, but the scarf is longer than I am tall. It will be folded in half, and a short seam will be made to create a hood, very ingenious, but I can't take credit for the idea, it was the Alpaca Farmer's.

So having finally finished I am now free to knit what ever strikes my fancy. I've been doing a bit of stash enhancing lately, so in addition to my own Alpaca from Christmas I have my SP yarn

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Notice how it is all balled and ready to go. Yes I know I didn't need to ball the Noro, but it was so fun to watch the colors change and feel the yarn in my hands and pretend I'm knitting.

After lusting after Knit Wit's Zephyr yarn I've obtained this big-ass (yup that's my new catch phrase, to go with my new big-ass) cone of Zephyr yarn from e-bay.

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This yarn was purchased as part of the Evil negotiations. Notice I have my yarn, but The Greatest doesn't have his sweater. Funny how that happens

I also placed a knit pics order where I got this

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Some color your own sock yarn (grape and blue-raspberry kool-aid is calling my name), and some Yukon sock yarn. (Not to mention the hydrangea, sweet tart, black and brown sock yarn that is already in my stash. I'm not sure what's up with my recent sock yarn fetish and the complete absence of actually knitting socks)

I've also got the WIP's like Evil and my Shetland Shawl to finish.

So much yarn, so little time.

So what am I working on?

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I know I said no more pink, but when your friend is pregnant with a little girl what can you do but knit pink? So if you are a friend of mine and you happen to be pregnant with a little girl who is due very soon, the following may or may not have anything to do with you.

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Speaking of pink, I also bought this yarn from e-bay like six weeks ago, well before I swore off pink. It finally arrived in the mail yesterday.

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It's pretty, but so stinky I can't stand to have it in the house. It smells like moldy hay. And there's a patch that may be normal color variation, but might be actual mildew. I can't even touch this yarn, handling it makes your hands smell too. I made The Greatest take this picture for me. He's so good to me. I really ought to make him a pair of socks or something *cough*Evil*cough*.


Lynda said...

Wow! that's a lot of good stuff! -and you sound much better, I'm glad! Definitely doing the happy dance with you on that scarf! It's pretty!

(I also wind up yarn, just for the fun of watching the colors!)

Chris said...

Love the zigzag lace scarf!!

And thanks for sharing your yarn purchases - always fun to live vicariously.

I think I would contact the seller about that purchase and if you don't get satisfaction there, I would contact ebay... Mildewy yarn is NOT acceptable.

tArA nIcHoLe said...

i hate it when you buy something on ebay.. it takes forever to get to you (as the anticipation/frustration mounts) and then it's totally not what you expect at all...or you realize that you really didn't read the fine print all too well... grr... ebay is evil....

candsmom said...

Big-ass, in addition to being a fun subject/object/noun is one of my favorite adjectives, too. ;-) Your alpaca scarf looks beautiful- love the hood idea. And that Knit Picks Yukon looks awfully pretty in those hanks- much prettier than in the catalog! Time to place another Knit Picks order.... like Lynda said, you sound better today, which makes me very happy. Cause when mamma's happy, everyone's happy! :-) Take care! :-)

Katrina said...

I love what you're knitting up in pink for your friend's baby girl. That little eyelet pattern looks so sweet. I can't wait to see the finished product.

shiguy4076 said...

I am oh so jealous of your yarn stash. I'm turning green this very minute. Loved the scarf the pattern you chose is gorgeous I want to say delicate and simple. Although I know it wasn't simple to knit. Love it'