It’s not like that’s news to anyone (least of all me).
Yesterday I spent the day at Knit Happens. (Back to work today . . . sigh.)
And some yarn insisted on coming home with me.
Ever since I first saw the Debbie Bliss Silk Alpaca in chocolate brown, I knew I had to have some. When I saw the new free pattern for Debbie Bliss Club members, I knew what the chocolate Alpaca Silk was destined to become.
While I was at the store, they got in a shipment from Alchemy yarns. The colors are incredible!
This is Synchronicity (wool/silk blend) color #36c (and it’s much brighter and prettier in person) and I do believe it will become the Hourglass Sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I’ve loved that sweater since I got the book so now I might actually knit it. With mods, of course.
Kristine told me that there’s a shipment of Alchemy on the way to the online store as well, so check there in a couple of days if you need an Alchemy fix and you’re not in the area!
It was a very good day indeed yesterday. Lookie here!
These are Wallace, Shaun the Sheep, and Gromit stitch markers given to me by Liz — thanks, Liz!
Holly tried on the shawl — doesn’t she look cute?
Phyl tried it on too — and she looks damned cute too!
An update on the fire that I blogged about Tuesday . . .
It started in a dumpster in one of the ground floor trash rooms, either arson or stupidity. I am hoping for stupidity. No major damage, but there’s a strong smell of smoke permeating all common areas (fortunately none in my condo).
I had a couple of questions about what I would do about my stash if I had to evacuate. The answer is, I wouldn’t even think about the stash. I certainly didn’t on Tuesday. In the event of an emergency I’d stuff poor Lucy in her Sherpa bag and she and I would beat a hasty retreat.
Stash is replaceable. Lucy is not!
Though Rowan Kidsilk Haze is nice,
Please keep it from the mice.
For yarn that’s chewed just can’t be knit,
It’s just a pile of sh*t.
Actually, Lucy didn’t say that. Her daddy, the King of All Remote Controls, did.
Lucy would, however, like to direct your attention to the Project KAT-rina button and link in my sidebar.
We are getting lots of information at work on ways to help with recovery and rebuilding in the aftermath of Katrina, which is very much a good thing. As far as I’m concerned, for the present and for the forseeable future, I am donating matching funds to relief efforts for every yarn purchase I make.