Jan 17, 2007
We Have Yarn...Finally.
Yep, the KP arrived today! Hurrah! I have Alpaca Cloud in Sunlight (which isn't as yellow as I had hoped, and that's actually fine), Essential Solid in Dusk, and finally, some Palette in...Red. Yes, it's actually just red. lol Odd how I ordered the Alpaca Cloud this past Friday and the other two yarns on the fourth, yet they arrived on the same day. It really must have been due to sorting out all of those holiday orders. Which is good, I was almost disappointed in them. The yarn is still beautiful. And, affordable. :) The Alpaca Cloud will become that lace tee from Vogue Knitting, the Essential will join my Lorna's Laces Smoke in making Eunny's Endpaper Mitts, and the Palette will be my LoveMeKnot socks. The Dusk is going to look awesome paired up with Smoke, don't you think?
Alright, I came to a stand still on my two current projects. Ran out of yarn for the Harley Quinn socks and can't buy more til next pay day (so...far...away), and cracked another of the needles for the swap sock. It didn't snap all the way through, but I took it as a sign to knock it off. I could have started another pair of socks, or my Hug shrug as intended, but I didn't feel like winding a ball myself. Had I had a car I could have run to the LYS and wound some, but I didn't. *sigh* Really, I tried to grab something not ProjSpec related. It didn't work. That Alpaca Seta I bought awhile back finally jumped into my fingers. "Just a swatch" I said to myself, "to keep my hands busy." Oh yes, my hands were busy alright. Busy casting-on! This yarn is delectable. Now, I'm hoping the basic guidelines I found aren't lying because I already have about two - two and a half inches done. My gauge was 26 sts over 4". It's odd how size 5 needles suddenly feel huge in my hands, even though the Harley Quinns are on size 6s. It's another perfect ProjSpec project too, without realizing it I used blue and white stitch markers. The only other ones I had were pink and I'm not that fond of pink.
According to the "standard" sizes on that site, I'm a child size 10-12! Except my sleeve length of course. That's just craziness. I swear, I'm not that small. Really. Am I? Oh well. Next pay day I will be purchasing more Alpaca Seta for this raglan, more CP Fjord for the Harley Quinns, and possibly a sub to IK! Not sure when I'll be paying the $25 for my spinning class, but the first one should be next Friday. Which is also Heather's fourth birthday. Alright, I'm going back to my raglan.
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