23 September 2006

Yarn Porn and More

I love that - "yarn porn" - thank you Misses Lime & Violet! This was the week that some of my latest obsessions arrived. Just in time for me to be late for my KAL's as usual! To the left, my Tilli - I can't wait to get going on this. My Alpaca Cloud showed up too - with tiny varigations in the yarn that are really pretty, I think the Fall Cable KAL will be a stash buster, I found a great pattern in IK and a yarn that looks alot like the called-for, and yes, I will swatch. My 2nd packet for the Petals Sock club arrived - the packaging is almost as pretty as the yarn! and last but not least, Silk Garden. This will eventually be "Lady Eleanor" from the Scarf Style book.
Thanks everyone for your comments on my SOS socks. I loved this KAL - 'cause I love socks. Jayne asked: did I get faster as I went along; maybe a little but mostly I wanted to try some new patterns and techniques, and I definitely did that! I'm a huge fan of a picot cuff now and found more (like I needed any help) favourite sock yarns - Trekking XXL, anyone? For Socktoberfest, I really want to try a new technique - 2 socks on 2 circulars. I'm a die-hard dpn (4) fan - cause I've been doing it FOREVER! But with the more relaxed nature of this KAL, I think it's a perfect time to get out of my rut.


These are my spoils - aren't they beautiful?!
- AND - today is DD's Birthday...
This was my knitting project 19 years ago. We had a Phildar store in our Montreal neighborhood and I made a lot of baby clothes! And this is the "FO".

5 comments:

Zarzuela said...

LOL! I love L&V too. :) Beautful new acquisitions you have there.

Happy B-day to your DD. :)

Jessica
http://zarzuelaknitsandcrochets.com/blog

junior_goddess said...

How CUTE! VERY nice pictures of you, DD and your Phildar project! Tell your DD happy birthday!

jayne said...

Forget eye-candy Friday, this post was a sensual treat! All that luverly yarn and projects waiting to be knit up. Your daughter is a beauty, happy birthday to her. It's my parents' birthday today too. Yes, both of them.

Trish - My Merino Mantra said...

Love that color of Silk Garden! And thanks for the "that was then, this is now" photos - your daughter is lovely!

benne said...

I'm in yarn sensory overload, wonderful yarns and colors. I like your project choices for them. How will you decide what to do first? Happy Birthday to your daughter, she's lovely.