Saturday, November 10, 2007

Yarny Goodness :o)

My Knit Picks order came today :o) Mind you I bought this stuff BEFORE my self imposed yarn diet :o) I ordered Palette in Sky - hopefully for socks that I am designing, we'll see how that goes. Then Essentials in Volcano Twist and Black and Palette in White for Buccaneers Booty Socks!

I also ordered Essentials in Carbon Twist because it looked so nice and I am happy with it now that I see it in person. I think I will be ordering more colors in twist once my yarn diet is under control :o) In addition I have been wanting to try CotLin, so I ordered a skein of that in Royal Plum. Then I got some Harmony Wood Needles in size 1 (2.5mm) 32" circular, size 5 DPN and the set of Cable Needles. I also ordered some mini stitch holders for the Charmed Knits Weasley Sweater Ornaments that I plan on making.

This Encore DK is for more Weasley Sweater Ornaments, I have shades of purple, brown and blue heather. I am hoping I can whip up several of these before the holidays. I completed one so far that I posted about here.

Today at the yarn store I picked up some size 5 Addi Turbo needles to make some socks for gifts. The sock pattern is in the October 2007 Issue of Knit 'N Style magazine. I started this light blue sock on the suggested DPNs but since this is a child size sock the DPNs were becoming cumbersome, so I wanted to try Magic Loop and am really happy that I did!! The sock is working up nicely now and is much easier to deal with. I also have some other colors to make some more children and adult socks as time permits. I really like this Nature Spun Wool, it comes in many colors and it nice to work with and its only $3.75 a skein!

I was originally going to try and get size 5 regular circulars at a chain craft store, but then thought better of it. Its worth spending the extra $10 or so for the Addi Turbo that are meant for this kind of thing. Regular circular needles do not have the flexibility in the cable and don't work well for this method.

This Patons Shetland Chunky is for a Hoodie Scarf in the 2006 Holiday issue of Knit Simple Magazine, the pattern called for another yarn, but this is the same gauge and its priced reasonably. This will be a gift for my mom.

After all of my crafty shopping my BF and I then went to Home Depot to get a tarp and some bricks to cover the section of the roof that is leaking for the winter. Its too cold out now to try and figure out where this repetitive leak is coming from now, we had fixed it last year or the year before, but its back again. So at least if we get the roof covered it should be OK through the winter. Yeesh!! Too bad I can't knit it to fix it, LOL!!!

I got something stamped up for Thanksgiving Cards today :o) Here's Tom Turkey!

1 comment:

Anita said...

Oooooh, don't you just love KnitPicks!!! Looking at all of your goodies makes me want to go online shoppin!! Must control myself! :)