Friday, December 29, 2006

I have a confession. I really didn't need to add to my stash. But, I couldn't resist. The LYS, is having their annual 25% off sale and I really had good intentions. You know what they say about the best intentions. At least I had a few things in mind before I went in (yeah, that will help dh understand, yeah). So, what did you get Cate? So, glad you asked!!!!

This is some yarn that the girls chose for scarves. It is really beautiful!! Kind of like a box of crayons or skittles. Instead of doing 15 st on a size 15 needle (I would be going forever), I did 120 st on a size 15 circ needle and will knit, maybe, 8 rows. See, I really am a lazy knitter. I'll show a pix after it is finished. I can probably finish this in an hour ,or so.

I found a sweater in the Winter Interweave Knit magazine that I really want to knit. It is called 'Arwen.' So, this is the yarn for Arwen!!! It is a pretty intricate celtic cable cardy with a hood. The back is a big rectangle, but, the fronts, sleeve and hood are knit in one section each. I wish I could be an elf like JRR Tolkien's character. She is so cool. I'll be satisfied with a sweater named after her.

This is a cool, mint alpaca that I just couldn't resist. I have NO IDEA what I am going to knit with this. But, I am thinking Spring!!! Not shown is some Doucier et Soie that I am going to knit ANOTHER 'Branching Out' scarf from The same red (for a young friend) and a plum (for me, finally). I can't believe that I give most of my knitting away. What am I thinking?!?!!!!

Well, I have been a very busy bee lately!! Spinning, knitting on the keepsake shawl, finishing up the Calorimetry hats for the girls............ So, much knitting and so little time. School, officially starts on Monday. So, I had better enjoy the rest of what free time is left.

The kids are safely watching Veggie Tales, so maybe I'll go spin some before I start dinner. Taco salad for us.

What are y'alls New Years plans? I'll post mine later.


Robin said...

You went to 'THE' LYS? You're a better girl than I! What a haul...I can't wait to see Arwen!

dixygirl said...

OOOO I saw that Alpaca & Silk and just fell in love. I couldn't come up with anything on the spot to make with it though so I left it at the store.

Meredith said...

Hey!! Can you tell me what brand that mint green yarn is? Alpaca Silk huh? Sounds amazing!! I'd love to get some of it. :)

cate said...

Meredith, I can't remember what brand it was. Dixigirl knows I'm gonna get her to remind me! ;)