It has been since I last bought yarn!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Breaking the Diet

I suggested in my last entry that I had done a little online yarn shopping recently, and in the past few days my spoils have been brightening my day at work!

First up, (although last to arrive)- my Knitpicks Comfy yarn has arrived. Oh man is this nice stuff. It's a cotton/acrylic blend- and is destined to be a blanket for a friend expecting in September. I typically knit my baby blankets in acrylic, but I decided to get something that will block out a little- especially since, (fingers crossed), I'll be submitting this blanket as my entry to the Stampede this year.


Next up, from the Loopy Ewe, I got my Knit Kit. This is such a cool little kit!! (Although everyone thought it looked like an old birth control holder from the 70's!) BUT, once you get past the esthetic, (it IS bigger than I thought it would be), it is just downright COOL.


Pictured up in front, there's a stitch counter, an emergency crochet hook, a yarn cutter and tape measure.


Pictured in back here, the scissors, point protectors and stitch markers. (I've also thrown in a darning needle) This is absolutely perfect item for the "on the go" knitter.

With all this exciting stuff in hand it's hard to stay focused on the current projects on the needles. I started mittens, (why? I don't really know...) to knit while I was in Saskatchewan this weekend and now I'm onto a n even newer project! I noticed Grandma's dishcloths (homemade by her I'm certain) were falling apart- and I thought it might be nice to send her a thank you note and a couple of new dishcloths.

I found my patterns that I wanted to make and decided to raid my dishcloth cotton stash. Um..


... there's a little more cotton yarn there than I remember!!! How did I end up with so much?!! I think I'm going to have to add a little dishcloth knitting to the agenda to "stash down." Hmmm maybe get a foot up on th Christmas knitting this year? I also need to add another pair of socks for Grandpa on the list. It turns out the socks I made him for last Christmas he likes so much he's afraid to wear them out-so he doesn't wear them! Maybe if he had something to alternate he'd wear them a little bit more? :-)

I must run- I have a cotton stash to deplete!!

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