A Little Bit o’ Knittin’ and a Whole Lotta Yarn
Let’s just put it out there right now. Not a whole lot of knitting but doing what I can when I can. Here’s the progress so far on the SKB.
I saw the knitting ewe on a card and obsessiveness ensued. Must. Have. Knitting. Ewe.
KnitDevil found me the link, and I found these cool Chinese charms to make into stitch markers for me. I especially love the fortune cookie and chinese food box. People, I am all about the food. Did I ever tell you my childhood was filled with chinese food boxes and fortune cookies? My parents had a little take-out Chinese restaurant, and it was staffed by free child labor. Theirs, of course. And the little heart with the Chinese character in it? The character is beauty which happens to be part of my Chinese name. So apropos, no?
My Secret Pal sent me this beautiful hank of sock yarn for my birthday. It’s 500 yards of merino/nylon from Ellen’s Half Pint Farm in these beautiful shades of purples, pinks, greens and teals. Thank you, most excellent Secret Pal! I’m not worthy!
The wonderful KnitDevil bestowed upon me some luxuriously wonderful birthday treasures, a hank of Yarn Pirate’s superwash merino fingering weight in Viola and Sweet Georgia Yarn’s Speed Demon Socks, also superwash merino sport weight in Elf colorway. Yes, both are *that* breathtakingly beautiful in their colors.
The speed demon sock yarn will follow its destiny, and I’m envisioning the Yarn Pirate yarn as a shawl, maybe a scribble scrabble shawl? I’ve been itching to make one of those for a long time, and just need to find a nice complimentary super bulky yarn.
This last bit of good-for-your-diet fiber is amazingly beautiful merino and silk, hand-dyed by Lori of Capistrano Fiber Arts Studio. She’s a local artist who hand dyes incredible pieces of art. Yes, her colors, texture, and sheen are truly this stunning.
Oh, and one last thing, remember the KnitPicks Options Needles I wanted? They were another little birthday giftie and they’re already on a project. I am an incredibly fortunate person to have such kind and generous people in my life. Thanks to all!