Wednesday, May 11, 2005

What to do

You know my postings have been few and far between lately. There is a reason. I really wanted to keep my blog separate from the knitting store's blog. But sometime this afternoon as I was reading yours, I realized that my life right now revolves aroung Tangle Knitting Studio and if I am going to blog more than once a week, it will have to have shop talk. So if you get bored let me know. I suspect that the love of yarn will carry us through. After all, I know you guys understand, even if DH is gapping as he writes the check for Addi Turbos, one small box, four digits on the check. "Sweetie, you just don't understand, these are the best." But you know it is a great day when you get your first boxes of yarn, the UPS driver says "I can't wait for you to open, I called my friend last night and we are so excited." as she unloads your first 10 boxes of yarn.

Lucky for me my DH is understanding (even if he doesn't understand,) as I have this HUGE grin on my face holding up bags of this incredible pink angora Maggi Knits yarn. DH is happy cause I am so thrilled.

Sorry guys it will have to be shop talk. Pictures tomorrow. Also picutes of the wonderful Secret Pal presents. She was so good to me, and really sent me perfect things, yarn I had never heard of, two books, and other goodies. Secret Pal stuff tomorrow and maybe bales of Manos thrown in too.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

New Finds

Has it really been over a week since I put up and entry? I have done hardly any knitting, just lots of dreaming about yarn. Sometime toward the end of last week I realize I wasn't knitting anything I liked. The baby blanket from my kids to my ex's assisstant at, that I hired years ago, and haven't seen in just a few less. The homespun afghan for S#3 (remember the pink sock boy - one is missing), a sweater out of the Phildar spring magazine that the guage is right and the weight what was recommended, but I just don't like the drape of the kni, too loose. Those ladder yarn scarfs for a friend. Nothing was rocking my world. So I am just ignoring all those WIP, pretending they don't exist. And started Donna from Magknits in Cascade Fixation, bright turquoise, this I like. Thinking of the buttonhole bag, one green with pink polka dots and one pink with green polka dots out of Manos, cause I love how it felts.

And in the middle of the night worrying that I may miss some absolutely critical yarn for the shop. Wondering if I can carry Karabella,(want to make pattern 295 in Margritte) Cashsoft and Lang and no Debbie Bliss and Rowan, maybe Jo Sharpe. 3 am this morning after laying there with the yarn worries for a while I just got up, made my camamile tea and knit the Fixation. Have you knit with that yarn. I love the stretch of it. Feels really nice and the texture is great. I promise I will post a picture tomorrow.