Thursday, March 06, 2008

yarn binge

i'm so glad we go on daylight savings this weekend (or are we going off? i can never remember how it works). the primary reason why i haven't been posting much lately is because i can't ever get good pictures during the work week, and then, during the weekends, i find myself too busy to blog. but i do have many things to blog about, to be sure! it's been a busy couple of weeks. i mentioned in my last post that i went to madrona, and i did finish the little wrap cardigan, lu, and it turned out very, very cute. i love it! i plan to get a good picture of me wearing it this weekend for sure. just to balance out the success of that project, i also have what turned out to be a disastrous finished object, my back-to-school u-neck vest. i'll post a pic of that later too, though not a modeled one. unless i do some serious reworking, that one is never, ever getting worn!

(you can see my cat sneaking into the picture in the top right corner!)

in the mean time, how about some stash enhancement? if you live in seattle, you no doubt heard about hilltop yarn and their recent electrical fire. no one was hurt, and in fact there really wasn't any damage to their stock either, but it was still considered damaged, so it couldn't be sold for full price. so last weekend, they had their fire sale, where everything in the store was half off. yes, half off! this sale reached epic and legendary proportions even before it started. everyone in my knitting group was talking about camping out a few hours before the doors opened in anticipation of a huge turnout. while i didn't resort to such drastic measures, i did make it to the sale, and i did pretty well, picking up a few balls of silk garden to try my hand at entrelac, some kidsilk haze to make the legwarmers from lmkg, and two balls of cashsoft dk to make minty's bainbridge scarf. plus a few pairs of addis in sizes i didn't have. all that for about $50! i was happy to do my part to help hilltop clear out their old stock to make room for the new.

as if that wasn't enough yarn excitement, i got an email saying that pureknits was having a closeout sale, and i finally bought the pear tree merino 4-ply that i've had my eye on for a long time (in a beautiful shade called 'turkey.'). so that's it--no more yarn buying for me for a while!

i'll really, truly be back very soon with pictures of some finished knitting!