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.


  1. Anonymous12:20 PM

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

  2. 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.

  3. Anonymous12:22 PM

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

  4. I like the vest choices.

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. wow, what a great stash enhancement! lucky lucky!

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

  9. Anonymous2:32 PM

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