November 17, 2010
Fun stuff! We started the day with a Puppy Shower for Elf Donna. Remember her cute new yellow lab named Lucy? I’ve decided that it’s a lot of fun to shop for puppy presents. Unfortunately, Lucy was not the guest of honor at her own shower, simply because we surprised Donna with the shower. But we hope to see Lucy again soon.
We’re unpacking boxes of a new yarn base from Sweet Georgia – her new Cash Luxe (merino, cashmere, nylon) base. Lots of colors. I grabbed three from the first box, just so I could share a photo with you. (Note – if you click on the photo you’ll see it up close and personal. It’s almost as good as reaching into your computer and touching it in person. Almost.) We’ll get them all photo-ed and up for you for next week’s Monday Night Update.
I’ll bet you are wondering who won the yarn cake of Raku-Regenbogen from last week’s mini contest? I’ll be sending it to Nadine in West Virginia. She shared that she’d use it to make an Annis Shawl. I think it’s going to look awesome! I’m thinking I might want to make an Annis Shawl – maybe out of Wool Candy’s Robin’s Egg or Sanguine Gryphon’s Skinny Bugga Sooty Dancer or Madelinetosh’s Merino Light Sequoia.
I have decided that one of my very favorite parts of knitting is picking patterns that I want to knit and finding the perfect yarn to go with it. I also like starting the project and getting about halfway through, and then I want to pick a new pattern and yarn and start all over. Hmmm. No wonder I have so many ongoing projects. If designers would just stop designing and dyers would just stop dyeing, maybe I’d have a chance to catch up.
What is your favorite part? Picking the project? Starting in on it? Finishing it up? Handing it over to the recipient?