Friday, October 13, 2006
Yarn Pr0n Friday the 13th!!
Finally. Although it's really been what, 20 now? I have no idea. I lost count after the 12th one when Bezzie told me to hold off on the 13th until now. Oh well. It's still friday, and there's fresh pr0n to be had. First, last night I attended my very first knitting class. After my a-dumbass shawl disaster I knew I'd need professional help before I embarked on another lace shawl. So, I signed up for a Swallowtail Shawl class (from the Fall Interweave Knits)taught by a woman I have great respect for as a knitter, Miss Jane Prater. I want it a bit bigger than it's meant to be, so I'll be making it in Elsbeth Lavold's Silky Wool. Last week, I broke down and did a bad thing. I ordered yarn from Little Knits. At least the Silky Wool I bought was earned through credit at the yarn shop. I'm trying not to spend money on yarn. But they were having a sale and well, I caved. This is Regia Cotton Surf in a neato purple stripe. Ok, well, technically it's called "Provence (Color #5410)" (finally something with a name!) I see me finally making myself some Jaywalkers with this. But I'll admit, probably not until next spring. But what I really went there for was the Cherry Tree Hill Supersock. Particularly the Emerald City colorway. Could you resist? Nope, neither could I. I'd like to thank everyone for their kind words in yesterdays post. I felt a need to step forward and warn my knittyhead friends about the bad apple that was taken advantage of us all. Fortunately, I'm only out a couple bucks I'd sent for gas. But on another front - I know she was collecting gifts for a RAK to Empress Harajuku, myself, I gifted a skein of Trekking XXL in a funky pink sparkley colorway, as well as a set of DPNs. I know others sent stuff too. I don't think that RAK will ever make it there. I pestered her for several weeks asking if she'd sent it yet. First - she didn't have a box the right size. Then, it was in her car but not taped up. I question it all.