Friday, June 29, 2007

Lace It Up

The Claudia's Handpainted Silk Lace yarn that Lori ordered at TNNA came in this past week. I hustled to the store to pick up the colorway I drooled over in Columbus - Eat Your Veggies. This skein is a little lighter than the display skein was, but that's the nature of hand painted yarn, and I'm still super thrilled about it and can't wait to get started. It will become the Alpine Knit Scarf in Victorian Lace Today. I even have some Addi Lace needles that are the perfect size to get started. I'm sure I can find time to fit this in around the five baby sweaters, five pairs of socks, a handful of turtle shells and accessories, and my Central Park Hoodie... all of which have to be completed within the next five months. Sure! No problem. (I can't wait to get started! I want to start it NOW!)

Check out these great stitch markers that I scored over at HypKNITized. It definitely pays to look for new, fantabulous knitting blogs every now and then. Thanks, Kelly!

My July socks are progressing excellently. I'm on the gusset decreases of the second sock. I'll hopefully be able to gift them (and the June socks) some time after the fourth.

I figured out the perfect project to use some new Cotton Ease yarn. And no, it's not a crocheted ripple afghan. It's WAY cooler than a crocheted ripple afghan. But I can't tell you about it, because it's a surprise. (Surprise knitting does not make for a faboo knitting blog, but such is life.) I've already started with it, and it is not disappointing.

4 comments:

~Tonia~ said...

Ooooo the yarn is so pretty. I love the colors. The stitch markers are gorgeous. They match so well with the yarn.

KelInCal said...

You're welcome - gladya like em! I'm interested to see what you're able to do with the Cotton Ease; I need me some idears.

Annabelle said...

That yarn is so very pretty, I can't wait to see what you can do with it :)

I know the feeling too of the love/hate relationship with new yarn. You want to knit it up now, but have other things that should get done first, but it's just begging to get knitted...

Joy said...

I bet it's a poncho. You're crocheting the Martha Stewart Coming Home poncho, aren't you?!?!