Sunday, February 05, 2006

The Proof is in the...Shrug

I'm still taking signups for the mini secret pal exchange. Just drop me a note with the requested information BEFORE Monday, February 13th as the 12th will be the last day for signups. :-) The more people we have signup the more fun it will be.

Now, since this is suppose to be a KNITTING blog and I haven't been doing very much of it lately, I decided I better give you all some proof that I am still knitting. However little there is. This is the shrug I made for Sue. I love Fiber Trend patterns and this one is no exception. It is knit in one piece from the back collar to the bottom. Then you work the first set of stitches into a sleeve with your circular needle. You pick up the last set of stitches and do the same for the second sleeve. Then to finish, you attach the yarn at the center of the back at the top, pick up stitches along the collar, sides and sleeves then knit the center set of stitches still sitting on the needle for the bottom of the shrug and then work your way back up to the center top picking up the rest of the stitches. You then work the collar in short rows and finish by knittng full rounds of ribbing. I love it! And, this is tax free week here in our counties of NY so...

I bought this. Hello, my name is Kerry and I'm an addict. I also bought a little bit more that I can't show you because it's for my wonderful SP7 pal. Speaking of SP7, if my pal who's spoiling me is out there reading...HI!!! I'm still really blown away by how great both my pals are again this round. I'm a lucky girl. Anyway, Sue had a sale today and all yarn was 15% off PLUS there was no sales tax. How's a girl to pass that up? Come on. Admit it. You know you'd have done the same thing if you were in my shoes. So how awesome is that? I now have the yarn for another sweater for Dailaesse (Baby Ull), a scarf for Bran's grandma (Catalina Chunky), 2 shrugs for me (alpaca & Alpine Lace), and a few more pair of socks.

My husband carried my bags in from the van for me and told me what a good little shopper I was. God bless his heart. Then he saw this. He laughed and told me I have a sickness. Then he went to the store to buy me 2 more clear plastic containers to keep it safely stored in. Ladies, if your husband isn't like mine...go find yourself one right now. I also treated myself to some new patterns and needles but they're already taken care of and I honestly don't feel like dragging them out to take pictures. Besides, if you've seen one Addi Turbo you've seen them all. I have to take minute to tell you about this handspun hank I bought recently. I got it from PerchanceToKnit. I found her through a link on our SP7 blog and couldn't help but order. It's gorgeous. So soft and very evenly spun. Plus the owner of the shop is a dream to deal with. If you're looking for something a little out of the ordinary and very special be sure to check her out.

So that's about all I've got for now. I hope to have pictures of some new projects soon as well as lots of finished ones too. Hope you're all enjoying your Sunday!

4 comments:

cindyleelee said...

WOW!! What a haul! I'm suitably impressed, and jealous . . . the colors of all the new yarns are beautiful. Love Lornas Laces and Koigu myself, and wish I had someone close who sold them, it would be nice to touch before I bought it . . .

ollie said...

I haven't seen a stash like that since....well, never!!!! how wonderful to have a store close that sells alllll that, all my favorites too!!!!!
and the shrug came out adorable!!!!
meg/ollie

Shelby said...

Wow! You shop like I do!! I come home with bags and bags, or get boxes in the mail, and my husband just hugs me and smiles. I must say I LOVE the selection of Koigu! So pretty!!

Sandra Knapp said...

Gorgeous yarns. I already know you are going to have so much fun playing with them. Can't wait to see all the lovely garments you'll be knitting up.