Wednesday, February 20, 2008

long time no....post

Well, I haven't fallen off the face of the planet, I promise.

The week totally zoomed by at work - one day it was Tuesday, and then it was Saturday. Don't ask me what happened to Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, because I swear I've been in a time warp.

I helped with the sale on the 10th, and had several people leave happy knowing how to do cables! We also said goodbye to one of the workers at the Weaving Dept - Shani is moving to Oregon the end of the month, and Nancy very kindly took her out to dinner and included me! *hearts Nancy*

The Blue (yet Purple) Monster hasn't been worked on this week - I've been working on finishing up my Twinkles for the Sockdown. I only have a week to do sock #2! Eep! I finished the first one at the hockey game and tried to cast on the toe of the second one, but it's hard to knit and cheer and clap at the same time. The Blues beat the Blue Jackets last Sunday 5-1 (we got taaa-cooos) and Paula and I had a good time, even if she did have to go to the yarn shop with me first. ;-)

The Navy Nite yarn came in this week and is now waiting for me to finish the design version. I think I've decided to call the pattern Seeker. *g* I still need to chart it, and it'll join Jack, Daniel, Samantha, Jonas, and Quest. More on those patterns in a few weeks, or maybe a month or so. Sweater designs from a few years ago.

The latest yarn haul:
  • 1 100g hank of Chameleon Colorworks "Twinkle Toes" (50% superwash merino/50% tencel) in colorway Indian Wedding (orange, light burgundy) - very nearly Gryffindor colors! Got it from Kirkwood Knittery
  • 1 110g hank of Colinette "Jitterbug" (100% merino) in colorway Sahara (orange, tan, black, brown) - Weaving Department now has this! Yay!
  • 1 110g hank of Colinette "Jitterbug" (100% merino) in colorway Mardi Gras (jewel tone rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, teal, purple)
  • A ball of Fleece Artist "Somoko" (65% merino, 20% kid, 10% nylon, 5% silk) in yet another unnamed colorway. I think I read that Fleece Artist does this on purpose so they wn't be hemmed in by one dye lot. PK picked this one, and it's purple, blue, pine green and indigo. It kinda looks like this, but a lot darker blue and with more green.
  • 2 50g hanks of Stone Barn Fibers "Gypsy Girl Creations" (100% superwash merino fingering) in colorway Wizard's Pride (burgundy and gold). Yes, go ahead, laugh. I saw the name and just could NOT pass it up. And I'm not a Gryffindor!! I'm a Ravenclaw, FPS!
  • 2 100g hanks of Cascade Yarns "220 Paint" (100% Peruvian Wool) in colorway Alaskan Twilight (black/brown, deep magenta, deep yellow/golds, deep olive greens, very dark purples). This is for an entrelac scarf I'd like to try.

I'm waiting on the arrival of my spoilee's yarn for the Sock Kit Swap, and I need to work more on the house pouch! Eep!

I've been obsessed this week with reading Potterfic - you'll see a list over in the sidebar. Remember that all of the 'books' listed are at least 50K long and are completed. There is a sequel to Evanescence that I think has been abandoned, which is too bad. I need to read A Year Like No Other so that I can listen to more of the PotterFicWeekly podcasts - I think I'm at Ep #24, and there are 39 eps and 8 special editions I still need to listen to to be caught up.

Well, I think that's enough from me for now. Cheers!!

1 comment:

Sue said...

Better get busy on that twinkle toes! I've got my Feb socks finished already!