Monday, October 23, 2006


My camera batteries are recharging, so no pix. Lots to pic about, though. Soon, my pretties, soon.

Mon clapotis est fini. Done, done, done. 8.5 balls of Lang Mille Colori. It looks great, but now I don't know what to do with it. I feel like a cat that's finally caught the mouse she's been stalking. It's very long (VERY long), but I think it's too narrow to be useful as a wrap, and too wide to be used as a scarf. I actually didn't wear it today 'cos I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to don it in such a way that it would stay on as I carelessly cast myself about the bus en route to work. Must re-dig-out the beautiful shawl stick Laura gave me to see if that'll do the trick. And you know - I like it inside out. I didn't think I would, but it sits better on the shoulders that way, and the colours blur together in a pleasing fashion.

In other news, I admit it: I. am. out. of. control. Last week or so, I was at Lettuce Knit and finally succumbed to the Posh sock yarn. Cashmere/merino yumminess - 2 skeins: paisley and cosmopolitan. And how charmed am I that 2 of their solids are called 'boiled egg' and 'pillar box' - they look exactly as you expect them to. I won't even get into flibbertigibbet.

And then on Sunday, all hell broke loose. I returned to Lettuce to drop off some yarn for "I'm working in a yaaaaaaarrrrrrnnnnn stooorrrrrreeeee" Jen (I'm her Kureyon pusher), and to what should my wondering eyes (perhaps in my case it should be 'wandering eyes') should appear, but a whole new Lorna's Laces shipment. That would have been bad enough on its own, but it became a deadly, heady cocktail with the addition of Michelle, who makes my enabler tendencies look positively gentle. Let's sum up the damage, shall we?

Two skeins each of the following:

Purple Iris


Mother Lode

Vera (which makes me think of Nabokov's wife)


Flames (I am infinitely suggestible. When Michelle dug into the stack to find some, I needed some too. I'm now envisioning using some plain charcoal yarn to create socks with flames licking up from the toes and peeking out of my mary janes, with more flames climbing up from the heel to ring my leg. Or some such.)

If you were doing the math, you'll realise that, not counting the stuff that was in my hands and I forced myself to put back (black watch, black purl, heck knows what else), that's 12 skeins of sock yarn. In addition to all the sock yarn I already have which in no way constitutes evidence of any kind of addiction whatsoever. And next week is the knitalong.

*falls of her chair and twitches amidst dragonhordes of yarn*


Jen said...

they is so beautiful that i'm was so fun to watch.

square 13 done...i'm aiming to have 16 squares done by Wednesday night.

jacquieblackman said...

You didn't mention the items you bought at the creativfestival, now did you?? I wonder why?!

You can now literally open you own store. I'm totally there when you open the doors.

Sophia said...

You know, I was thinking about the Black Sheep stuff before I sat down to post, then it all left my head when I started going through the LL to remind myself of the names. If I open a store, I'm sellin' nothin', honey. It's all going on the floor, and I'll spend my days rolling in it. And perhaps knitting a few stitches on each of the 500 projects I'll have on the go.

Go Jen, go! Can't wait to see the squares in all their [insert top secret reptile here]y glory.

Not An Artist said...

*Evil*, that's me.

That was really something on sunday... I actually think I blacked out for a little while there. Something about a yaaaarrrnnnn stooooore.

I do believe I will be making the TTCKAL this saturday, I look forward to seeing you there ;) Just no more shopping, k?

jacquieblackman said...

Can I at least roll around with you? I'd probably be willing to pay...

Sophia said...

Hmmm. This is starting to sound like another kind of service. *snerk*

Michelle - are you knitting-along with us? Pre-register if you think you can make it. I'm the registratrix, and have the power to ensure you've got a pre-printed discount card with your name on it!

laura said...

ooooohhhhhhhhh that sounds so good.

i want more yarn, despite crippling stash anxiety (over its bigness). stupid yarn buying disease.

Peggy said...

Wow, that's a lot of delicious-sounding yarn. Can't wait to see the pics!