Note: there are some yarn club spoilers at the end of this post. If you are late getting your Booty or your STR, y'all been warned.
Now, to business:
I had to order this silk and linen laceweight just to see what it was like
but until I have a chance to swatch it and see what it does washed, I can't imagine what to do with it. When I wash my linen tablecloth and hang it to dry, it is stiff enough to stand on end. Will the silk soften this up?
And then there's this Noro sock yarn:
I couldn't resist, but it feels like . . . what does it feel like? Sharman suggests raffia. G thinks "rubber bands mixed with string." Again, only swatching will tell. E' me if you test yours before I get around to it.
Check out this Pashmina.
What the heck can I do with 170 yards? Where is my one-skein book? I was thinking about ankle warmers for my mom, but I Don't Think So now that I've seen it.
And now grock this one:
It's soft as a cloud, but no one in my family over the age of six will wear pink. Can a 6-year-old take care of a cashmere whatever?
Oh, you're asking why I bought it if I don't have a clue what to do with it. It was like, I don't know, the Call of Cthulhu or something.
Here we have Dream in Color Classy in two great winter colorways.
Since I am saving club yarns for last so as not to spoil anyone, it's now time for
Here is the Yarn Pirate Christmas colorway, Hawthorn, in that lovely, reflective merino/tencel blend Georgia uses.
And finally we have
Go away if you are going to get mad at me for this.
First we have the Potter Covers yarn.
I have not had a chance to look over the pattern yet. I will be kind of glad when we get past the orange covers and into Order of the Phoenix and Halfblood Prince. Next Carrie should do one of the sets of British covers.
Today I got both Yarn Pirate Booty Club and Rockin' Sock Club. Tina and Georgia are definitely on the same wavelength. I am seeing deep winter shadows on snow at dusk, only Tina was standing in the woods and it might have been a little later in the evening. Now, this is my interpretation, not the dyers'.
The name of this colorway is Bella Coola, or in Salish, Nuxalk. Why does that name make me think of vampires? The pattern is by Cat Bordhi. I'm glad I got letter markers.
The Booty Club selection is called Icicle, and like the Hawthorn, is merino/tencel.
What am I actually knitting, if I actually get any knitting time?
Just a minute . . . let me see if I can get these away from Che . . .
OK! One finished pair of kid mittens! hah hah hah hah hah!
I might finish my first pair of Lenores. These are the ones where I am having to knit the top separately and graft it on. I plan to knit a second set following the pattern like a good girl.
Or I might start in on the red mittens.
However, I still have a headache (42 hours and counting, but luckily not as bad as when it started), and I am not sure I can knit or graft black yarn. I think I'll feel better when the Christmas organ playing is over tomorrow.
I may just wind Bella Coola and stare at it for a while.