Samstag, November 04, 2006

Calendars and Shopping

Another dog-loving blogger, Deb, is celebrating her birthday month by collecting calendar pictures. Happy birthday, Deb! Here are my November calendar pages:

People who see this first calendar say, "I can't believe you have that."

This second one could be hazardous

because it can lead to having an actual bloodhound. These are adorable, but they are a lot of work.

In other news, I went up to the Needlepoint Joint today to teach a class. Of course I bought some stuff. Are you nuts? Randy made me buy Regia Bamboo sock yarn.

When I was checking out he said, "Only one color?" I said, "I have a lot of sock yarn." You guessed it. I am dying right now because I didn't also get the purple colorway. Oh well. I'll be back, as they say.

I also picked up the bag of Rowan Spray I had ordered last week in color 010 Orchard.

I was thinking of knitting this into a poncho-ish thing to toss on when I take the dog out, but maybe it's too gorgeous for dog-walking attire. By the way, this was a special order but they have ordered it for the shop in case you live near Ogden, Utah and want some.

There was another bag of Rowan, but I can't talk about it because it's a secret.

Yes, I probably have been shopping more than I have been knitting lately. On Thursday after Piper's highland dance class, Laurel and I went with her kids to Unravelled Sheep in the strip mall at the corner of 700 E and 9400 S in Sandy. Thursday is the night they stay open late--too convenient that the Utah Pipe Band has moved it's practice night to Thursday, and their gathering spot is in Sandy.

Much of what I bought went home with the kids. 7-year-old Quinn bought red and blue alpaca and size 8 needles to knit himself a scarf. 5-year-old Piper got black "and rainbow" ribbon yarn, which she has probably killed by now judging from its condition when I saw it yesterday. 3-year-old Owen took home his black, yellow, and turquoise sock yarn but I have his other purchases.

This kid has good taste. He may see some of these yarns transformed under the Christmas tree.

My own picks were a little less colorful. For myself I chose Stacy Charles Ritratto.

In the spirit of Christmas knitting I got Rowan Tapestry

mostly in shade 170 Country, but I also had to adopt an orphaned shade 173 Antique. I'm going to use this in the cover scarf from Holiday 2006 Vogue Knitting. I may rib the braided bits rather than knitting tubes. It looks awfully thick as is. I don't know, what do you think? If you were getting this scarf, would you want it this thick?

I've been getting my pre-Christmas shivers lately by shopping for toys online. Today's pick: The N.S.E.C.T. Robotic Attack Insect. Be sure to watch the video.

Kudos to Safari, the program that has eaten this blog page three times.


margene hat gesagt…

OMG you did have too much fun;-) I went to Black Sheep but only bought books...I felt I had enough yarn for now. YOu are very ambitious to knit all that for Christmas!
And no...I wouldn't want that scarf to be so thick. ;-)

Heather Joins the Round hat gesagt…

Nice yarn!

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