Sunday, September 16, 2007

Swap Reduction and a New Friend from Norway

I admit it- I have Swap-in-mouth disease! I love being in these things and was keeping up well. But I was building a house of cards. When I got ill, it all came tumbling down and now my poor swap partners are paying the price. I feel like I will never catch up! I promise, I am working hard to get back on track and am now on a swap "diet". Too much of a good thing is still- too much!

But the benefits are so awesome. Here is my Yarn Junkies 6-Yellow package from Else; all the way from Norway! What a beautiful , buttery shade of yellow, co-ordinating different weights in a yarn that I have never heard of. And the multicolored she sent me out of her own stash that she had purchased in Japan! There are also some scrumptious sounding teas (which I'm going to try as soon as I get this posted).

You are so awesome Articgirl 64! And I envy you your weather- I'm dying to have some cool weather to inspire working on winter projects.

We had a great time at the yarn tasting last weekend. I'm sorry to those of you that couldn't make it due to the re-scheduled date but we will have another one at the beginning of November. Should have lots of great new fibers to try.
And here is one of the fibers, Martha, by Schaefer, in color "Rosa Parks" being worked up in the Ballet Neck Twinset Cardigan by Annie Modesitt from IK Spring 2004. It is lambswool, cashmere and dehaired Angora (who woulda thunk?) and is incredibly soft with no shedding. Of course, that means that Joey has to be sure that there is some hair on it.

5 comments:

Dorothy said...

The cat looks like he LOVES your knitting!

knittercritter said...

Oh, yes! He thinks everything is for him! And, of course, he is too cute to scold so I just wait patiently for him to be done.I'm such a good enabler.

Secret Pal (FFBE) said...

He just wants to be part of the action Mom..lol I have the same in my house, you lay it down and its theirs :)
Swap diet for sure..I myself am limiting myself to 2, no more then 3...so far so good..lol
Glad your back, jsut wanted to stop by and say "HI"
Secret pal (FFBE)

deb said...

Love your cats! I found your site by googling yarn shops in Bakersfield. I was wondering how far you are from the AutoMall since my hubby and I are coming to buy a truck I wanted to find a yarn shop close by (if he gets a truck I get yarn! LOL) Please email me asap. Thanks! deb MDeborah50@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I am behind on my swaps, too. Unfortunately for you that means you haven't received your Virtual Vacation package. The good news for you is that the longer I go without taking it to the post office the more candy I buy for you! It will be at your door by the end of the week. I hope you enjoy your (belated) vacation!