May 01, 2005

So my inner European is Italian!

This is one quiz I liked the response to! There was a "what yarn are you" quiz somewhere -I was acrylic double knit or something... Needless to say that's one quiz I considered to be bollocks!

This week has been very relaxing, the last week of the school holidays so I made the most of it. Next week back to early starts, homework tantrums and trying to remember which sports ground at what time on which day! I even took half a day off to go to Robots with my son. What a great movie! It was most enjoyable, I loved the imaginative world where everything was quite different to the human world especially their take on public transport!

Knitting has been as relaxed as I have. And its been all about finishing this week, I've finished the jacket for Dulaan, I'm attempting to finish the gloves - but for some reason the middle finger isn't making sense this time. I've also whacked out a beanie for my son to match the jumper I knitted last year for him. Am also chugging along with Kiri - managed to do another pattern repeat, and this is what I'll work on today.

I am yet to decide on the next garment project, my stash options are; the white acrylic/mohair/wool mix for daughter - it didn't look appealing in a garter stitch swatch which was to be the Cowl from SnB1 so back to the designing board with this one; the blue Utiki yarn in a cable zip cardi for me - currently don't have the patience needed to wind this into balls; a scarf from the lonely ball of black mohair silk (Naturally brand) - don't feel like knitting a rectangle at the moment, although am talking myself into a cowl with it; so maybe it is time to just do a few small projects - maybe a hat for me, or maybe a jumper for the cutest nephew in some stash homespun... aaah the dilemma!

Friday night was knitting heaven for me, after work I made the pilgrimage to the LYS in downtown to choose some yarn for a jersey planned for DP. Ah it was bliss! Lots of too-ing and fro-ing, lots of touching and rubbing, and fortunately the shop experienced a lull and I was able to start question time with the manager - she was great! The final decision was a Touch Yarn 8 ply in cranberry which is to be ordered with an ETA of 2-3 weeks. After all the touching and rubbing the only choice was Touch Yarns, her yarn is so soft and nothing else compared, even though the temptation to use 10 or 12 ply for speed, the scratchiness of most of that ply was just too off putting - after all this is going to be for the number one man! What else was great was to just chat to the lovely LYS manager about everything knitting, she has been in the trade for 25 years and is still passionate! That is cool.

Ok my friends, until next time.


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