It is — I have spoken.
So without further ado . . .
Marianne Y asked:
I love how the Tempted yarn is knitting up! That is so cool! I’m curious–is it too early to tell if it might be scratchy or itchy, at all?
It doesn’t feel scratchy to me. The tiny thread of silver doesn’t seem to have any effect on how the yarn feels.
Jane in London commented:
We’ve been debating: will the silver tarnish over time? Please, keep us posted!
Good question! Does anyone know? These socks are going to be a gift, but I’ll certainly ask the recipient to report back from time to time.
And some non-knitting questions:
What is that Lucy’s drinking?
That is Peach Fresca with green food coloring in it. Say it with me: “Eeeewwwww!”
Lucy did not actually drink any. (She is too smart for that.) I put the glass on the dining room table to take a photo for the blog, and Miss Lucy hopped up to check it out. Instead of shooing her off the table like a sane person, I snapped some photos of her — for even better blog fodder.
Kinda makes you want to come over for dinner at my house, doesn’t it?
I keep wondering and maybe you’ve mentioned this at some time….you post so regularly during the week even when you work…and I know you take public transportation. Do you work a staggered shift so that you get home before 5?? Seems like you usually post between 5:30-6:00 your time and that just seems so darn efficient to have a blog posting done, dinner ready, etc. not to mention a terribly fast commute if you were an 8-5er!
On weekdays I get up at (groan) 4:00am. I am at my office by 6:00am, and I leave in the afternoon between 3:00 and 3:30pm. Even with stopping to run errands on the way home, I’m home by 4:30pm. That’s the beauty part of this schedule — it’s early enough in the afternoon so that I can get most errands and “business” taken care of after work. The sucky part of it is getting up at 4:00am.
And lest you think I had abandoned it . . .
I’m still knitting on my shawl. Each row is now taking upwards of 20 minutes, so there’s not a lot of progress during the week.
And if you’ve read this far, you will be rewarded with a giveaway!
Last week I
participated in a very undignified scuffle to buy bought some Wollmeise from The Loopy Ewe. The entire stock of Wollmeise that Sheri ordered sold out in 5 minutes!
Because of the urgency of the situation, I freaked out and bought a skein in a color I already had: Frosch.
I can well understand why I chose it, because it is a great colorway! But I don’t need two skeins of it. So this skein of Wollmeise sock yarn, which is 150 grams, 510 yards, 80% wool, 20% nylon is free to a good home. Here are the roolz:
1. Only Wollmeise virgins are eligible to enter — I’d like this skein to go to someone who has not experienced the Wollmeise love. So if you have no Wollmeise but would dearly love a skein, feel free to enter the contest. No, I have no way of checking if you are in a Wollmeise-free zone. But if one were to lie about it and win the skein, I’d like to think that Karma would follow that individual and smite said individual. Eventually. Mills of the gods, and all that.
2. Send an email (ONE email per person, please) to the Official WendyKnits Blog Contest email address: blogcontestATcomcastDOTnet to be entered in the drawing. You do not need to put your mailing address in the email, but you certainly can if you want — it’ll speed things up getting your yarn to you.
3. Any Wollmeise-wannabe with a mailing address on Planet Earth is eligible to enter, be you in Zurich, Zimbabwe, Zaire, etc.
4. All emails must be received by me by 4:00pm United States Eastern time on Thursday March 20 because I will randomly select the winner shortly after that time and announce said winner in Thursday’s blog entry.
“What??!! Momma’s giving away Wollmeise?”