This is going to be quick and dirty. I’m hungry and I need me some supper!
New yarn came in the mail from Yarn Chef. Go and get some of her Minestrone yarn. Glorious colour and loft, but’s that’s not why you need some of this. You need some of this because of just how amazingly soft and squooshy it is. She even included a little colour coordinated stichmarker for each colourway. And, a recipe for….minestrone! Ba da bump! Get it?
The green was a colourway that I had lusted after months ago and when I went to buy it, sadness, had been sold. I kept looking at it and looking at it and then I asked her if she would recreate it. Ta da! Perfection is mine. Thank you Yarn Chef Katy! You rock!
Next, we had our first wee knit-in of Ravelry junkies. It was great! Hmmmm? What’s that? Pictures? Oh, no, sorry. I did take my camera but promptly did not remember to actually take it out and take pictures of everyone enjoying themselves. Sigh. Duh! Louisa was there spindle in hand. What an enabler!
Best yet, I got to meet Lavender finally! How weird is that? All that reading each other’s blogs and emailing back and forth and we’d never met. Then, her and I went to Three Bags Full and I made my visa make little animal noises. I love doing that. I also found a new spindle. This one is much lighter than my standard Ashford and I can spin on it much better. Which is a very good thing. It’s a Houndesign and it’s called a Dervish. Get it? Whirling Dervish. Snort. It’s made of Zebra wood and weighs 37 grams. I love a hobby that is all creative and hippyish but still lets you be anal retentive enough to measure your tools in grams. It’s like Woodstock statisticians.
Lastly but not leastly, here is my first Christmas project of the year. It’s the start of the MIL sock. I’m using Knitpicks Gloss in Pumpkin and . Very nice. It’s no Yarn Chef but it’s pretty sweet. The pattern is Tidepool Socks.
Okay, that’s all I got for now. The spousal unit is making yum yum noises and threatening to eat my arm. Wait until tomorrow! I’ll tell you about the spinning classes that Lavender hooked me up with. Teehee!