Sunday, April 22, 2007

Spring has sprung


And I've been buying some yarn! This is the Mason Dixon Pre-Pack Kit from Elmore-Pisgah. Isn't it just so pretty? I actually knew about Elmore-Pisgah before the Mason Dixon knitting book. I don't remember how but I've had that link in my favorites from way back. I had always wanted to order a bunch but could never decide on colors. I think they did a great job matching these up. Originally I thought, wouldn't it be nice if I could knit a bunch of washcloths for the moms in my life for Mother's Day? Wouldn't it? But wouldn't it also be nice if Mother's day was more than 3 weeks away? Alas it is not. So perhaps I'll be knitting those gifts for the moms in my life for Christmas. Or next Mother's Day? I don't care all I know is I can't wait to cast these on and knit them in all their spring and pretty color glory.

But I haven't cast on yet, because I'm in the middle of this.


Wheee! One more bit of wool knitting before Spring settles in for good. This is lovely Taos wool made by Crystal Palace. It was gifted to me by my Knitters Tea Swap Pal Anne from Wandering Cyberspace from the Cornfields. I ordered some extra from Jimmy Beans Wool because I knew I would want the wider version. Between getting this yarn and the Peaches and Cream from Elmore Pisgah in the mail I have decided the yarn buying alone could be a new and fun hobby for me in and of itself. Anyway the pattern for the scarf is actually here and it's free and wonderful. They actually have a bunch of great patterns there you should check out. I memorized this one after just a few rows. I love the texture and it's soft and warm. It keeps my attention but not so much that I can't concentrate on other things. Like the tivo I finally got to catch up on today- especially that cute-as-a-stitchmarker Apolo Anton Ohno. Oh no? Oh yes....

5 comments:

Jodi said...

Love the scarf! I'm thinking about some Patons Soy Wool Stripes for the Pattern.

I have to admit that Dancing with the Stars terrifies me. I just feel embarrassed for them when I watch. But Apollo out there on his ice skates? THAT I will watch.

Tracy said...

Is it just me or did it take a long time to get your yarn? The colors are great though and how fun to have so much to pick from! I see a ballband cloth in your furture with all those mix and match options.

lobstah said...

All the colors looks so nice! As does the scarf!

KnitXcorE said...

rawrsome!!!! look at all that cotton~ the scarf is sweet too! that yarn in fab.

Kari said...

Wow, i love all of the yarn! I enjoy watching "Dancing with the Stars." I enjoy Joey's joking around and i'm disappointed that Heather got voted off.