Thursday, February 08, 2007

Yay for Knit Picks!

Yesterday's mail brought me my first order from Knit Picks. I got 12 skeins of Wool of the Andes (worsted weight) in Black Cherry Heather to make my Simple Knitted Bodice!! I know that I missed the KAL at Sexy Knitters for it, but after seeing it, I must make one. :)

I also got 2 skeins of Palette (100% wool sock yarn) in Hyacinth (yeah... think light purple). It is beautiful. I'm blown away by their prices on 100% wool. I can't believe I didn't know about Knit Picks before. I think of all the items I've made in acrylic or a 10-20% blend ONLY because of COST!! ARRRGGHH!!! Never again!! :)

I've been sick since around Sunday morning, so I haven't updated or knitted much. I have been diligently working (as you can see by my percentage bars on the right) the crocheted afghan in Sage Green. Its a gift for a friend and I want to be able to send it in one package with her baby gifts, too. Baby is due in late March/early April, so that's nearer the top of my list.

The pink baby sweater is also for the above mentioned friend. I've stalled at 95%. What's left is the front button bands. I hate making separate button bands. *sigh* But it is a pattern I came up with on my own. No pics for it until after it is delivered though. Don't want to ruin the surprise. :)

Guess that's it for now.

Oh, wait, I joined another two KALs. The One Skein KAL and Monthly Dishcloths. I can't decide what to make first from One Skein, although the felted bowls are looking tempting. We'll see. I'm going to dig up some Sugar n' Cream from my stash later today and get cracking on the dishcloth for the first half of February, too. Still sick, so I don't know how much I'll get done.

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