Or, how ’bout some knitting?
Hedgerow Socks made with Cascade Hertiage Sock Yarn – pattern is fan-flippin-tastic and the yarn is to die for – so glad I have another skein in the stash!
and more knitting…..
Phiaro………….or the blob. Right now, although the yarn is very pretty, it’s just a blob o’ knitting. But when it’s done, I’m guessing the resemblence to blob will be gone. Just a titch on the boring side, if you aren’t watching a movie or listening to someone or something entertaining but I think I’ll muddle through.
Still waiting on the yarn delivery. Sorta sounds like the Milk Delivery or the Newspaper Delivery – wouldn’t that be a kick? We could have yarn delivered like the Milk used to get delivered, out on the porch in a special “basket” where it would be left, fresh, each morning? I’m dying to cast on for a new stole – be it Pacific Islands or Gnarled Oakwoods – whichever yarn gets here first is what I’m casting on for. I’ve narrowed down the choices for the Japanese yarn – so far, Hanami and Japanese Feather Stole, the later winning – Something about the shawl, the name, It really appeals to me. I prefer the Stoles lately to the triangular shawls – although I’ve made plenty of them and do enjoy the way they knit up. Lace knitting during the summer and the HOT and now the HUMID (which I hates almost as much as the HOT, probably more) appeals to me much more than heavier knitting. And it is HUMID today. Stupid HUMID. I really know for a fact that I would not do very well in the land south of where we live – and I know, also, that I shouldn’t be complaining about this summer’s weather – it has not been bad at all. But I can’t help it. HOT and HUMID get me cranky and, worst of all? I sweat. I do not like to sweat. This could be why the aversion to exercise, and the subsequent overweightness thing.
I would feel so much better if the yarn came today, I know it.
I’m sure everyone in the knitting world has seen the debut of Twist Collective and Knotions – I can’t help but think how very lucky we are to have such wonderful resources at our fingertips. I hardly ever stop to think about it – but honestly? Being someone who’s been playing with fiber for over 30 years, just the sheer amount of growth is staggering. I remember how scarce patterns and yarn were. I remember when there wasn’t such a thing as the interent (GASP!) – I know I would be severely withdrawn if I could not just click over to a pattern and purchase it within mere seconds. What would I do if I couldn’t search on a solution to a knitting problem, or a new pattern or yarn, yarn, yarn? The wealth of technical infomation available to search and learn from? I would not be waiting for yarn I had ordered over the internet – damn, I would not have near the selection that we have now! I would certainly not have this amazing Community I feel a part of. Staggering, mind-blowing and so, so grateful. I know I am a much better knitter for it all. And just when I think we couldn’t have any MORE – we have two new fabulous on-line knitting resources such as these – amazing!
Jeanne is having a contest – head on over there and give her your best suggestion and you’ll have a chance at winning some nice yarn.
I………….am off to wait. For yarn. To be delivered. sigh.