Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Monday was yarnmail day here, so now I'm stocked before I leave on vacation. In the back is six skeins of Lamb's Pride Bulky in Spice. I am so thrilled with the color. I had a really hard time choosing from among all the beautiful red options on the color card. I finally went with this deep, rich red and it is perfect. This is for my SweaterBabe Lace Cardigan (I'd provide a link, but the site seems to be down this morning).

Next is a skein of Lorna's Laces in Chocolate. Since I was already ordering the Lamb's Pride from Kaleidoscope Yarns (one of my favorite online yarn sources), I decided to throw in one more purchase. This will make some yummy basic fall socks for your truly. [What ever happened to the Simply Lovely Lace Socks, you ask? Those are still on the needles and I still plan to finish them in time to wear them at least once this summer. I just haven't made any progress ever since I started really getting going on Cozy.]

Finally, in the front is brand new territory for me - real lace yarn. This is JaggerSpun Zepphyr, which I ordered from Bo Peep's Wool Shop. It's for making this shawl, again for myself (you know, Summer of Selfish Knitting and all). Ambitious much? Why yes, yes I am.

Yarn acquisition isn't the only thing going on around here. There's been a little knitting, too. Just a little, because we're frantically trying to get ready for our vacation. Still, I'm making steady, unfrogged progress. 23 inches done on Cozy - that's 1/3 finished!

Finally, I want to say a big thank you for your very sweet comments about my 100 Things. It was with not a little trepidation that I posted all that stuff, so it was extra-nice to get kind comments. Thank you!


Meredith said...

Lovely yarns--and cozy is looking great! Have a wonderful vacation.

sara_jayne said...

Cozy looks wonderful and that red lamb's pride is beautiful!

Sean said...

cozy is looking gorgeous! i love the red too!