Saturday, October 11, 2008

Hi There!

I bet you thought I'd fallen of the face of the earth, didn't you? I didn't, but it has been a crazy week. I have a fiber-heavy post ahead to make up for my absence, though.

I had a lovely surprise waiting for me at home yesterday evening: Both my Knit Picks order and my All Spun Up over had arrived! I was really shocked at how quickly the former got to me; according to the tracking, the box spent only 32 minutes in Leetsdale. I gotta say, I'm a little disappointed in the yarn fans at the distribution center. They're really starting to let go of my yarn more easily.

But enough about the postal service. I know you want to see what I got. Let's start with the fiber, shall we?

First there was this 60% merino/40% bamboo that I wish you could pet through the screen. Incredibly, it's actually softer that pure merino. I've seen how this spins up and I can wait to try it. Before I can do that, however, I'm working on the spinalong fiber:

This is 100% merino, and the colors really make me think of fall. I'm going for a three ply with this, using my fast flyer again.

Now, onto Knit Picks. Remember the debate we had about the colors for my Ivy League Vest? I still wasn't decided, and I think it was because I really wanted shades of brown and blue and the heathers weren't doing it for me. I looked at the pattern again and discovered that the colors used were actually two shades of three different colors. I had to wait a bit due to some shades being out of stock, but here's what I've decided on:

Palette in Twig and Bark (browns), Blue and Navy (blues), and Mist and Fog (grays). The Blue, Navy, and Fog are new. What do you think?

I also got some Wool of the Andes in Fern, Avocado, and Grass (left to right) for the felted Christmas trees from the new Mason-Dixon book.

In addition to some Essential Kettle Dyed to make some socks for The Mister (I know you can guess the color, so I didn't bother posting a picture), I finally decided to get this because of the holiday book sale:


I think it will be good for ways to use all the extra Palette I have sitting around, don't you?

Finally, take a guess what I finished last night! It's in its bath right and will need to dry, so expect some finished shots in a day or two.

9 comments:

laura (knittinkitties) said...

thanks for the fiber porn. definitely gonna look into that book. knitpicks is just so full of win!

Jenn said...

How does your Essential Kettle Dyed look? I've read a lot of complaints that people are getting balls of yarn with identical color lots and the colors are totally different, more different than normal differences in kettle dying.

laura (knittinkitties) said...

i'm back! hot damn do i want that book!

Anna said...

I like the vest choices.

I'm so curious about how the kettle dyed will knit up.

sophanne said...

I can't wait to see what you do with the Selbuvotter book- then I'll have a clue as to what to do with my own!

Jess said...

The vest colors look great! Yes... you definitely have a little extra palette sitting around now don't you? I'm sure you'll find amazing things to do with it now that you have that book!

bockstark.knits said...

wow, what a great stash enhancement! lucky lucky!

weezalana said...

LOVE that color combo! It's going to be gorgeous!

guiltypleasures said...

That's some major fiber porn! It's a good thing I can't reach through the monitor to steal it.