Archive for August, 2007
I have been in love with German sock yarn since the first time I saw he amazing patterning and bright colors of Regia. I fell even deeper in love when Opal was introduced to the US. Since then I have asked my friends and family to bring me back sock yarn when they travel to Germany. Every time I get a “yarn souvenir” I was amazed at all the colors that are not available here.
Last year my sister brought me a new brand of sock yarn that was qually amazing, and I wondered why couldn’t you get the same yarns here? (she also brought me back the yarn to make this jumper by Anne Hanson of Knitspot)
This summer my sister and I have finally worked out a way to import all the wonderful European yarns that are hard or impossible to find to the US. We decided to start a sock club to introduce all the wonderful yarns. I am so excited about all the amazing yarns we are bringing in for this club. I am designing some neat patterns for the club as well. Sign ups are limited, go to the Griffin Yarns link to sign up.
In other news I finished the Alexander jumper and it was well received by the mom, as were the bunny and juggling balls I gave to big brother and sister. (sorry no pictures of the juggling balls right now- they pattern is from the Summer 2003 issue of Knitter’s Magazine).
When I gave big brother and big sister their presents they immediately opened them and started to play with them. A sure sign of success. Then Nana got out a discovery zone pop up basketball goal, and the bunny was dropped by big sister to go play with the balls. This entertained them for a good half hour, until big brother started to drag the goal through the house leading to it all being put away by Nana.
As my dad would say I have been remiss in posting (he likes to use fancy words when simpler ones will do). But I have a good excuse. I have been getting my yarn stash entered in to Ravelry so I can access it while I am in school. After photographing and entering my yarn on my stash page at Ravelry, I added up the yardage of all the yarn entered to date (at least 3/4 of my yarn) I have 28.4 miles of yarn in my stash. I was reading a thread on a Ravelry forum where people compared their stash this way. I was surprised I have a moderate stash, some stashes were under 10 miles and some were over 50.
I am also about to head back to Houston for my last semester of nursing school. I had a few projects that I needed to complete. I finished the tablecloth for my mom and it is gorgeous(pictures below). I also finished the bunny rabbit doll, and I just have to sew the snaps on the romper for baby G. (he was born on 8/6 (3 1/2 weeks early). I’m off now to finish packing. I leave tomorrow! eek!
Oh Yeah! I was at my LYS Bluebonnet Yarn Shoppe yesterday and they had the new Kaffe Fasset Regia Sock Yarn. I got enough for 2 pairs. Take a look.