Thursday, January 04, 2007

Happy New Years All!

I'm going to try to start things out right this year with some actual knitting content!



That's it. My main knitting object at the moment. It's the Main St. Pullover from Webs. Still. The sleeves are done and the body should be any minute. I'm modifying it to make the body just a little longer, so I'm supposed to knit until it is 19 inches long. I'm at the point where it is perpetually 18 inches long. I knit 5 rows and it's 18 inches. I knit 5 or 6 more rows and it's still 18 inches. I know it's knitting karma. I'm hoping it changes by tomorrow and I can join the sleeves and body together. Then I have a few decrease rows (which will take awhile for each at this point) before I start the colorwork around the yoke. So I can procrastinate being nervous about that for probably a couple of more days. But I love it already, it's warm and soft and wonderful to knit on.

Then there are the newly acquired knitting objects



Mmmm. Yarny goodness. Drool.... I keep picking it up over and over. There's Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport and Misti Alpaca in the middle. Those may be slated for one of the many colorwork mitten patterns I'm currently coveting. Except I know the colors might be too close and the gauge may not be right. Hah! Just small hurdles to overcome right? (Yikes!) Oh well, then there's pretty, pretty Rowan Chunky that is destined for a hat for me. I realized if the weather ever goes below 50 degrees here (I guess we're skipping winter in Jersey here or something this year??? I did not get the memo people!) I might need a hat and trust me this stuff is so pretty and gushy and soft you'd want to stick your head in it too. Then there's Rowan Felted tweed hopefully for a pair of Knucks or two. Pretty purple stuff I love. Sigh...

Oh where'd I get it? (Sorry I was in a fiber haze there for a minute) I went with the gals on a yarn crawl this past Saturday. We went to the Knitters Workshop in Garwood (which was ok but there were no prices on anything anywhere) and Knit a Bit in Westfield (which was super organized and had prices on everything and we threw down some good cash there, you betcha!) Then we went to the wondrous Trader Joes which has lots of organic healthy stuff but also has very good quality wines for $2.99 a bottle (really it's good, trust me it's not as sleazy as it sounds) and the best snack ever-pretzel nuggets filled with peanut butter covered in chocolate. That's right-PeanutPretzelChocolate thingys by the bag! Both the yarn and the snacks are so such successes, I'm sure this trip to Trader Joe's and Knit a Bit won't be our last!

5 comments:

Rachel said...

I love that color of your sweater! It will look so good on you!!!

Thats Misti Alpaca ROCKS. I bought white to commemorate the blizzard in Denver and Im making Grumperinas Shifting Sands scarf. I am renaming it to Shivering Snow, though. :)

Jodi said...

The sweater is coming along beautifully! Your yarn haul looks fabulous. I'm really getting into purple lately, too.

Those TJ's peanut butter/pretzel snacks are awesome.

We're pretty much skipping winter in Chicago, too. It's raining again, ugh. I would much rather have some "shivering snow"!

sunneshine said...

Love the sweater - and LOL at the point where the sweater doesn't grow - since every good thing that I have made has had one of those!!

Love the new haul! That misti alpaca is so wonderful! Many of my holiday gifts were made from it! And I no longer shop at stores with no prices...just can't handle the mystery prices....

lobstah said...

I totally want a sweater that color! It looks like it is going to be really comfy.

Kari said...

Love the color of the sweater! :-)