Tuesday, 23 August 2016

It's been a while

I ordered from Knitpicks a while ago, June actually and finally got the item now.  The long delay had nothing to do with anything Knitpicks did.  It is just one of those things that slipped by me. Midway through shipping, I realized it was going to my Spruce Grove address, so Knitpicks had their brokers pull it back and returned for readdressing. My bad and Knitpciks saved me!

Knitpicks has a new silk yarn and I decided I wanted to try it out.  Silk is hard to find regularly around here. It was a great idea.

 The silk is truly lovely.  It is soft and the colours are so very nice.  It is a much softer gray than my monitor shows.  They call it Peaceful and it really does have that air.  The blue is called Luminence, a light cool delicate blue. 

I also purchased a bag of each of the two colours of Pallette that I already have in bag quantities. This gives me enough yarn to make sweaters, if I so choose.  The one bag I already have wasn't quite enough to do it right.

I don't buy often from sources outside of Canada anymore.  I dream about it but the exchange rate and size of my stash talk me down almost every time.  If I really need something, I check my close to home vendors first but as I said silk is scarce.  These are very pleasing colours and it feels like a delicious yarn.  I am looking forward to working with it.

Sometime.  (See previous mention of large stash.)

Monday, 22 August 2016

Or not

Like always, I make plans and then they fall apart right about where I start.

I picked up Isaac's sweater and rooted around till I found the zipper I was planning to use.  It was too short.  After rooting around for the zipper (where did I stuff that little thing) my whole room was pretty much ripped apart.  I took the zipper search as a sign that it was time to deal with that.

A couple trips to town later, I am done and it is working so much better here in my very small space.

What knitting time I did  have was put to good use.  I might not have socks but I do have all sorts of other ongoing little projects.

I came across this little thing.

When I picked this up, I was only an inch into the medium gray and now I am done that and am several inches into the light gray and not at all far from done.

The yarn is some leftover Illimani Royal Alpaca.  It is sinfully delicious to work with and wonderful to wear.  My 3 little bits didn't look like much but it seemed wrong not to use them up.  It is knit in a simple mistake rib stitch and when complete will be a short man scarf or will be a nice cowl, just long enough to wrap around your neck twice.

Somewhere today, I should be able to find enough knitting time to finish this, and a finished project after a good weekends work is always a win.

The plan didn't work out but I got a lot done.  I am good with that.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Just takin' the day off.