Rhymes with Carnage...
I've been good about buying yarn since about September. Really. I've been good. Very restrained. For me.
My in-laws sent me some Christmas $$, bless their hearts, and I've been on a bit of a rampage. If this looks like a lot of yarn, blame their generosity. Thanks A & A!!!
My white box came today, full of Rowan (super)Soft Tweed. It's a pinky/red mix with a few other flecks. I've been waiting for something soft in this weight/gauge so that I could make this sweater from Knit It! Fall/06.
And then there was a white box full of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Astrakhan (and a pattern book). I blame Joan from Vamanta Knits for this. First she bought some and raved about it on her blog, and then when it came up at elann for a second time, she told me it was "horrible" to help me avoid getting sucked in. Didn't work. I have my eye on making a cute and cuddly cardi.
Then there was a white box full of Mr Joe Blanket. Somehow I limited myself to two colours. It's sportweight, but doubled makes aran weight. I have at least ten patterns I could use this for, but I'm leaning towards this for the Fern green colour (Creative Knitting Jan/07):
And this for the Chestnut brown colour (Interweave Winter/06-07):
I don't know how this happened. I'm weak, okay. I was at Urban Yarns buying just two little balls of something for a hat, and this did a little end-run around me. You'd think I didn't own any yarn or something.
A billion thanks to my favorite parents!
You should see what my kids are getting.
This is the current status of the kitchen sink sweater.
"No, hands, you can't play with that new Soft Tweed yet, we've already had this discussion"
I am just about to divide the front and the back for shaping the armholes.