Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Happy Happy Yarn Day

Okay, so it isn't actually "yarn day." I just got 4 skeins in the mail, so I am calling it "yarn day." I had ordered 2 skeins of Lorna's Laces in the Hawaii colorway and a skien of Cherry Tree Hill, and those came today. I have been wanting these colorways for FOREVER and despite my "no buying new yarn until you've knit you're other yarn" rule that I've inflicted upon myself, I bought them anyways. Last week was a really bad week and I need cheering up.

Here's a couple of pictures to show off the pretty colors:

I also got my first installment of the "Nefarious" sock club today. It's so awesome. I love it. It's a silky sock kettle dyed yarn in the colors of one of my all time favorite bad guys, Hannibul Lecter. It's really beautiful. (Although, I suppose it's weird to call something associated with Hannibal "beautiful." I really love silk yarn though...
In other knitting news, my current WIPs (the pink scarf, luke's scarf, and the hedwig socks) have all had progress made on them... I have a couple of photos of the scarves, but those are even a little old as I've made even more progress on them.

In non-knitting news, my contacts came today and now I don't have to wear my glasses all the time or swim blindly anymore. HOORAY!

Monday, April 7, 2008

My HSKS4 swap package....

My swap package was in the mailbox when I came home today. It brightened an otherwise not-so-good day. (I hate Mondays.)

Here are some pictures. I actually restrained myself from ripping everything open so that I could take pictures I thought the presentation of the package was so beautiful.
And here are a few close ups of some of the items....
These are the stitch markers. Which I absolutely love. I think that they are so beautiful and so perfect.

LOVEThis is the yarn. It's Blue Sky alpaca silk. It's pretty much the softest yarn I've ever touched, and the most beautiful I have ever seen. My picture just doesn't do it justice. I it. I could not have asked for better Ravenclaw colors too. It's perfect. It's so soft and smooshy that I *almost* don't even want to knit it. I just want to rub it on my face (which I have been since the picture was taken).

Here are pictures of the bag, pattern, and needles:

I also got a keychain sock blocker, which I've always wanted.

I also got some wool washing soap, English Breakfast tea, and a Pecan Grizzlie (Yummy)....

Unfortunately the weather has taken a rather large spike upwards (it'll be approaching 90 this weekend!) so it's melty and I'm hoping that it hardens up so that I can enjoy it.

Thank you so much Cressida Townsbury! My package was perfect!