Monday, December 10, 2007

Lacing Right Along

I am having the best time with the Mystic Waters Shawl knit along. Both of my shawls are coming along nicely. I have decided to make the short version in the Schaefer Anne Rain Clouds because of the amount of yarn I have. 1,060 yards. I have my doubts that it is enough for the full pattern. I don't dare temp fate. The Zephyr Admiral is readily available and I have plenty so I will do the full version in that. The stitches and pattern are very clear in the Zephyr because of the darkness of the yarn, gorgeous.

I have knit over three feet on my Ebony Elite Swap pal's scarf. I am happy with the stitch pattern I chose. It is making a very nice scarf. Can't share any photos, it's a surprise!! Other little bits and pieces have come in the mail for her package.

I got three packages from Claudia the Wollmeise and she has the coolest bags. They have German-English knitting terminology printed on them. She also put the translations inside the bags. I am in two KALs with German speaking co-knitters. I should be able to translate some of their posts now. Very cool. I have added several lace weights, and two worsted weight colorways to my collection.
I have not been on Ravelry much, other than to check the forums for my Knit Alongs. I need to update my projects and stash. I finished a sock and started the second one. I need to photo and add the Lace Garn in Pfefferminz Prinz, it is unbelievable. The colors just make me so so so happy. The blues are so rich and deep. I am going to ball wind some tonight. The Campari Orange is delicious. I don't know what I am going to make with it, I just liked the colors. But I don't want any socks this color or a scarf. Maybe a pair of fingerless gloves.
Campari Orange

There has been much stash enhancement from Blue Moon Fiber Arts as well. I got the Lapis and the Gingerbread Dude at last. From the Raven Collection I got Thraven, Haidi and some more Lenore. Very interesting over dying. Nice subleties. I may have to get some more of this!! I did not sign up for the 2008 Sock Club however. I liked almost all of the yarns, but I never knit any of the patterns. I have not gotten around to reading any of the newsletters either. I know there will probably be some colorways introduced that I will not be able to get as a non-member. But I think I can wait for them. My Blue Moon Yarn collection is pretty fat right now. Photos of all new yarns in Flickr - click link in the sidebar.

I have completed another 10 rows on my Arctic Lace North Star Scarf in the Quivuk. Whew, it's good this yarn is rare and expensive. I could seriously get hooked on this stuff. It is really easy to work with and it is the softest yarn I have ever felt. LOVE IT!!!

I have my Christmas gift assignments. I can't wait to shop. I have a short list this year. I don't usually have a list at all, since I shop all of the time. I bought myself a 10th Anniversary Gift, I have been with this firm10 long years. Just kidding, they actually flew by. I did not know about the 10 year bonus - I was expecting flowers or something. So I picked up the Palermo GM which I had been eyeing for awhile.


Adrienne said...

Very nice gift!!!!!!!

Virtuous said...

That last gift is awesome! You deserve it!