Monday, November 06, 2006

Yowza!



Sometimes I just love my little knitblogging pals.Marnie from Gingersnaps and I are constantly on the same wavelength regarding projects we're jonesing to begin...The Lone Knitter posted a pic of her finished Silk Garden Beanie and suggested it as a way of using an extra skein of Silk Garden. Well of course I am a copy cat extraordinaire and had to give it a whirl. I love this little beanie and sported it with pride to work today. Of course I made sure not to wear the Klaralund at the same time, because matching is, well, totally dorky. I have my tough chick reputation to uphold... The above pic is the beanie on top of our last pumpkin that isn't a festering mess, because that would be, well, totally gross. Below you see it pictured from above.



I also found out last week that I won a drawing over at Karen's Musings blog, so anyday now I will be receiving two handspun skeins in the mail. I LOVE getting parcels in the mail, just love it. And not because I have some pathetic thing for the UPS/Fedex/Letter Carrier. I just love the thrill of getting something in the mail that isn't a bill or a scary letter from the borough telling you that you are behind on your taxes (it's a Pennsylvania thing--the tyranny of the borough).

Here you see my most recent package. I ordered this on Friday and it came today, how's that for speed? I saw this yarn over on Samantha's Aquaknits blog and had to obtain asap...her brand is sKNITches and I love, love, LOVE it. One skein is a walloping 440 yards, that's a lot o' stichin' that's going to be going on. The colourway on the left is 'carousel' and it's a self-striping affair, whereas the variegated on the right has the enticing name of 'brown sugar'. I'm frantically trying to finish a Koigu sock from August so I can get this yarn on the needles.

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

Hmmm...I don't have any leftover Silk Garden, but I might just have to make one of those beanies anyway. That is one yummy colorway. You are quite a prolific knitter - hopefully that is the tradeoff for finishing the dissertation?

Karen said...

What a great hat . . . and wonderful yarn too!! Your package is in the pile that goes to the post office today - so it won't be long now. (Sorry I haven't gotten it mailed sooner - over a dozen packages to put together and mail was a bigger undertaking than I anticipated.)

Lone Knitter said...

Your beanie looks awesome. I love that you used your pumpkin as a model! It's difficult taking pictures of hats and the pumpkin sure makes it better. The new yarn is gorgeous. I like the brown sugar one especially. I think the beanie should have been my holiday knitting. What was I thinking knitting socks for everybody??? I must be CRAZY!

Melissa said...

That yarn from sKNITches is gorgeous!
The beanie looks great also.

Diana said...

Cute beanie!!!

K. said...

The hat bug strikes again! I've been seeing loads of new hats on blogs lately. I have to knit one somewhere between all the christmas stuff. Isn't there just something about new yarn?

Divineladi said...

Isn't it the greatest thing in the world to be able to find something to do with that extra yarn As always, the beanie looks great.My hand is now currently itching to buy yarn from Samantha's. I love her blog and she does a fabulous job. Must ... resist ... the urge...

by the way, I moved my blog to typepad. Here's the new address: www.fortheloveofstitches.typepad.com

aquaknits said...

Love the hat! What a great way to get little sampling of that silk garden goodness. Very pretty!

Suanne said...

Cute hat! I just made one also. It was the first time I made a hat and it was really easy! And I loved knitting with that yarn!