I remember when I was a kid, I used to like to swim along the bottom of the pool as long as I could, stroking through the cool resistance, only coming up at the last minute, gasping for air. These days, work has been a little bit like that. Ascending from the depths of work, breaking through to the bright day, lungs gulping in air, I'm looking forward to getting back to knitting! I've missed posting on my blog, and have only had time to briefly scan blogs of others, leaving an occasional comment here and there. I will tell you, though, that there's always a little time for shopping.
First up is Mason-Dixon's book. Still somewhat hesitant to buy it, it nevertheless was calling to me, and with a $25 order you get free shipping, so with an "Oh, what the heck" attitude, it was on my way from Borders along with a couple others. I don't know what it is about that book, but it's got me looking for Peaches N Cream cotton yarn and thinking about knitting...yeah, you got it...dishclothes and hand towels of all things! What's with that? I don't like to think of myself as a knitting snob, but in the past, I've turned a wary eye at knitting such creations, mainly because my time is limited and I'd rather be getting to all that knitting on my to-do list. No more! These ladies, as you probably already know, are seriously funny, and they'd have to be my best friends if they lived in my town. I totally dig what they're doing. The book reaches me on some homey, comfort level that's as satisfying as chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes.
Next up is Claudia's Handpainted sock yarn in Chocolate Cherry, acquired at our very local Knit and Pearl. I was talking to the owner, Julie, and almost went into a trance when I eyed it. I think I stopped in mid sentence and just walked towards the Chocolate Cherry light. I've been wanting that colorway for a loooong time, and now it's mine, all mine.
Let's see....there is more to show, but I think I'll sparse it over into the next blog. In closing, I will show you my Misti Cotton that I'm planning on making Wicked with. Chauntel of Firebrunette , one of my hometown girls, was also in Knit and Pearl wearing the Wicked she had made out of Misti Cotton and it looked amazing. I think I worship her. Check out her blog if you get a chance. She's a fantastic, prolific knitter with a forward eye and great ideas.