Friday, September 14, 2007

Yummy Yarn Pron

As mentioned in my midnight posting, I got my yarn from Webs yesterday! There was, of course, a ball of Classic Silk so that I could finish up the buttony sweater, but, of course, I got sucked in by the Webs discount and flat rate shipping, sooooo....

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I got 4 skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk in "Ruby". So soft. Soooooo sooooft. I'm going to make a cinnabar scarf out of it. It makes me wish winter would come sooner, just so I can have this wrapped around my face and neck.

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And I also got this beautiful (picture does not do the subtle shades of green justice) green merino wool, handpainted by Art Yarns. It's wonderful and squishy and I'm thinking of making myself a real winter hat (I know, a knitter without a winter hat?! The only one I have is one I crocheted out of acrylic about 6 years ago and does nothing for the cold...) I'm thinking about the Shedir Hat from the Special Knitty Breast Cancer issue (I didn't like the one they made, but check out PhD Knitter's version. Scroll down towards the end of the post.)

And finally, another FO from yesterday! (I know, I'm totally on a role!)

Bamboo baby hat and booties

The Seed Stitch and Cable Hat, as modeled by Frankendeer. His antlers sort of distort what the hat would look like on a human baby, but you get the point!

Expect more FOs (or cast ons, or whatever) over the next few days, since I'm on dr.'s orders to keep my foot elevated. The short version: I wore new shoes on Monday and they basically shredded my foot. I've been washing it and putting on polisporin regularly but it's a mess and red and swollen so I went to the health clinic this morning. I'm on anti-biotics and all that, but I have to keep it elevated as much as possible so that the swelling will go down. So, lots of sitting and knitting for me this weekend! (I'm trying for the silver lining here!)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Look at him!

L,S.

PHD Knitter said...

Sorry to hear about your foot! Love the model for your hat ...

The_Add_Knitter said...

You will love the Artyarns, it might be my fave yarn of the moment....

Loralee Choate said...

I confess to being a dork and misreading this as "Yummy Yarn Porn".

I thought, "WOW. You never know about those knitters!".

It made me giggle.