December 20, 2010
Lots of things to choose from in this week’s Update. I’m all for buying your own gifts, just in case someone forgot to put you on their list (or wrapped up a Chia Pet to put under your tree.) Look at the new things you have to choose from this week:
Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock – 32 colors in an 80/20 fingering weight yarn base (shown here in Mairin). I find myself walking back to those shelves, just to look at all of the pretty colors. (I did succumb and get two of them. That’s how I handle other yarn lines that I love, too – a couple of skeins each time they come in, until my stash of that line is full and colorful and complete. Of course the “complete” never happens, but I can pretend that one day I’ll stop adding to it.)
Fiberphile Merino Cashmere Sock – didn’t I just mention last week about how much I love the merino/cashmere/nylon base? I know some people only knit scarves/cowls/mitts/shawls out of it because they say it’s too nice to put on your feet, but have you tried on a pair of MCN socks? Because once you do, you’ll soon decide that your feet are totally worth those socks. And Georgia’s semi-solids are gorgeous. The perfect combination of yarn base plus color. (Shown here in Northern Coast.)
Gale’s Art Black BFL Roving and Alpaca Silk Roving – Spinners: more roving! Several of you have noticed that our roving supply has gone done, and I’m happy to be building it back up. Sometimes I get waylaid by yarn for a bit, but we always want to continue to have beautiful roving available for you, too. (Shown here: Alpaca Silk in Proud Peacock.)
Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock – We’re continuing to build up our supply of their new, large 435 yd. skeins (shown here in Vera). This batch brings our total to 54 colorways in the new size, and we’ll continue to add to it.
Are you done with your gift knitting? I need to finish one more item – a button-on cowl like I made for myself earlier this fall. Then I’m done. I have a list of things that I want to work on “over the holidays”, but then I look at my calendar and realize that I don’t really have that many days off over the holidays. When do I think I’m going to get all of this done? My list is always longer than the time available to complete it. It’s similar to me taking 6 projects on a weekend trip, thinking I’m going to get them all done. I don’t think I’ll ever change.