Seems as though Monday's are pretty decent mail days lately.
First up is my Sock Knittin' #2 package containing 2 gorgeous skeins of Claudia's fingering yarn, a great beaded sock pattern from Knitty that I've never seen before, and some beautiful blue beads that match perfectly. There were also some yummy goodies included that didn't make it into the picture as well as what I believe might be a scissor fob? It's very cute and I'll decide a use for it soon. :-)
Then there are these 3 cones of Zephyr 4/8 DK for a beautiful sweater I want to knit from the Winter 2007 issue of Knitter's Magazine. It's the Honey gold pattern on page 84 and although I tried swatching in worsted I just can't get gauge without going down to a really ridiculously small needle that makes a fabric so tight you could bounce large heavy objects off it. I swatched with some dk weight I had here and it worked so much better. I can't wait to get to work on this one. I'm working feverishly on getting some other projects finished so I won't feel so guilty about starting something new. And the yarn that was originally purchased for the pattern will now be used for an afghan that I've been wanting to knit as well. Winning situation if you ask me. :-)
Last but certainly not least from today's mail call we have some Dream in Color Smooshy from The Loopy Ewe. There's Butter Peeps, Gothic Rose, Punky Fuchsia, Midnight Derby, Some Summer Sky, and Lunar Zazzle. This stuff is absolutely intoxicating.
Before I forget, I have to show you the package I received from my St. Patty's Day sock swap partner. As if the fact that my pal lives in Scotland isn't exciting enough, she went and sent this beautiful hank of Araucania Ranco Multi as well as a hank of Debbie Bliss Pure Silk. Can you say "YUM"?
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