I’m too lazy to go take a photo of my Wiggle Wrap because it pretty much looks the same as last week – a few more rows added. My Quaker Yarn Stretcher – a few more rows added but that basically looks the same. Then there’s the CustomFit Short Sleeved summer sweater in bright blue cotton blend – I picked that back up the other night and knit a few more rows but it’s the back, it’s all stockinette stitch – that’s not really very exciting to show you. So what to show?
I find this VERY exciting!! It was waiting for me when I got home last night.
Eat Sleep Knit started carrying Three Irish Girls yarn this week and since they send out advance emails to their 10K members, I just had to take a peek. I expected the usual mostly solid colors but then I spied this gorgeous Springdale DK in Luau. I love that color combination. Actually I better love it since I ordered all the DK they had in that color and I meant to go back and change the color of the sock yarn I had put in my cart before looking at the DK (since I had picked Luau in sock yarn too) but forgot, so have two in sock yarn and the rest in DK except that lone one on the right – I just loved the combination – that one is sock yarn to and may be for a Christmas gift if I can talk myself out of keeping it for myself. You just can’t go wrong with Three Irish Girls yarn — at least in my opinion.
I’m going to have to do some playing around in CustomFit to see if I can come up with a pattern for the DK weight. I’d love to make a plain short-sleeved sweater from it but I’m not sure I have enough so it may be a sleeveless one or a tank for under a suit jacket or maybe I need to make a plain colored cardi to go over it. Oh I really want to cast on with that yarn but even I’m not that crazy. I have all the projects listed above in the works and Camp Loopy starts soon, plus I did swatch and generate a pattern for a bright red CustomFit sweater but haven’t started on that one yet. And I have two quilts I need to finish this weekend hopefully because I have a Camp Loopy quilt to make too. Sheesh! I should have taken off work earlier today than I did!
I need to go put that box away out of sight so it doesn’t tempt me!
Oh and I don’t think I showed these yet – they came in a couple of weeks ago. I’ve had a hankering to get my loom out and try some kitchen towels. I need to pull out my weaving book and do a bit of reading on towels and decide how many colors I want to use and what order I want to warp them but it will be a while before I get to them now.
And no those cones are not getting added into my “stash added” totals. I reserve the right to exclude yarn specifically bought for weaving! (do you know how many yarns are on one of those cones – crikey! It’s bad enough as it is.
I think my new plan should be to not add in the new yarn added until the end of the year and have you guess how much I have added from this point forward. LOL
I’d better get the needles moving!