October 15, 2008
Good News: Cashmere feels wonderful. Have you noticed that? I have to pick up the CashSport by The YoYo every time I walk by those shelves. (This is the only yarn base we have in Sportweight with cashmere in it and I am going to be making a pair of socks for myself out of it. Quick knit and wonderful on your feet.)
Bad News: My “To Knit” list didn’t go down very far last weekend, like I had hoped. Not very far at all. I can’t even explain that.
Good News: More cashmere arrived today in the form of a new line from The Sanguine Gryphon, called “Bugga!”. 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon. I took this skein right out of the top of the box for myself. I think I’ve already admitted to a certain addiction to Gryphon’s colors. The Bugga line will go up next week. (In keeping with the bug theme, this one is called “Oak Timberworm”. I have no desire to see what an Oak Timberworm looks like in real life. I’m going to pretend it’s called “Oak Timber” and leave it at that. I don’t like bugs.)
Bad News: Another thing to add to my “To Knit” list. But I’m just going to deal with that.
Good News: Cashmere Roving arrived today, too. A new blend from Tempted, this is made up of 80% superwash merino and 20% cashmere. (It will go up next week, too.) Also addictively soft. Also coming home with me.
Bad News: Also addictively soft. Also coming home with me. (Can I help it that that is good AND bad news?)
Good News: Tomorrow is Thursday and College Girl is coming home for Fall Break weekend. We’re so looking forward to having her home for a few days.
Bad News: College Guy is off on a tour of Canada and the East Coast with four friends. I can’t believe all that they are packing in to this Road Trip. (Note – He considers this Good News. Only his parents consider it Bad News, since we don’t get to see him this weekend.)
Good News: The time is drawing near for Loopy Kisses to go back into Loopy Groupie orders. (See the bowl in the photos? That stays filled year-round here at Loopy Central. Shoppers and Elves are partial to them.)
Bad News: But we can’t add them in to orders yet. It’s still in the 80′s here today, and very humid. Blah.
(P.S. All of the Schaefer “Sock the Vote” invoices have gone out. If you pre-ordered skeins of this yarn, please visit your Loopy account page!)