Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I Love Mail... [STR Spoiler Alert]

Seriously - I love mail. I think that is the direct cause of my Internet shopping excess. It's just fun to open packages. Junk mail I could do without. But, packages --- ohh the love. Yesterday, I got my 2nd Blue Moon Socks that Rock club package. I adore it. It is my favorite color - GREEN! Another study in shaded solids in STR Medium weight - right up my alley. Take a look:

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It came with a very interesting pattern from JC Briar. It uses a heel flap/gusset increase concept similar to one of the architectures in the new Cat Borhdi sock pathways book. I got the book a little bit ago from a Ravelry destash and am looking forward to trying it out. It also had a few moo cards that use pictures of the January Club kit - very cute; the sock yarn key chain and our 10% discount coupon. Hmm - don't see that last item in the picture - that's because it is already gone -- see sentence #2 of this post for rationale. I have 6 (yes 6) skeins of STR coming my way. I am saving for the Apocalypse. No, I just like sock yarn. I'll show you pics when it comes. Whole package was awesome - I can't wait to get started. Just need to finish my Fawkes first. Got to have some discipline you know.

On to package #2 - I ordered my book club book for April from Barnes & Noble.com. I needed to get free shipping so I added in some other stuff that I've wanted to get. I can rationalize anything.

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I've already started the new Yarn Harlot book, "Things I Learned from Knitting ... Whether I Wanted to or Not." I definitely recommend this one. It is wonderful, laugh out loud funny as usual. Literally - here is a quick quote to tide you over: "All of us have ended up standing stunned in a clothing store trying to understand how we could have been so wrong about the relationship between our arses and our pants." I'm cracking up again just typing it.

The second book is one that I admired a while back at my LYS: Natural Knits for Babies and Moms. It has some really adorable vest and sweater patterns that I'd like to try out. Especially as we are "working" on a little one of our own. No luck yet - but we'll keep trying. LOL

I have been making some knitting progress - my Back to School vest is ready to be split for the front and back (sorry no pics). My mindless RPM sock is ready to turn the heel. Here is a pic of the sock.

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Love the pattern - not so fond of how this skein of STR is working up in the pattern - feels great - colors look like cat puke. Not to be gross - but I'm not so fond of the peachy orange color with the others. Looked great in the skein - weird in my sock. Though everyone I see says that they like colors - even after I say I don't like them. Wow - to each his own. Doesn't make me like STR any less though. Just love knitting and touching it.

Off to read and laugh some more and anxiously await tomorrow's mail. You never know what might come.

3 comments:

willowluna said...

I love the new colorway your got!! I look forward to seeing what you knit up with it.

And good luck with your other "project," too. I hope you have success soon!

Rebecca said...

The pattern looks great - I understand how colors and how they go together can just not work. I sometimes love a color before I start, but become less and less enamored as I knit.

Bookish Wendy said...

Trying is the most fun...

That is my favorite book of baby patterns. I've made a bunch of stuff from it and I loved knitting them all. The patterns are well written and easy to modify for different gauges.