Saturday, October 27, 2007

...of Glory is a hysterical movie. I cried I was laughing so hard. SEE IT.

The day after I posted those rovings on etsy, two of them sold! I was so shocked and thrilled at the same time. Good thing they sold, I was having a hard time not keeping them! I have plans to dye tomorrow (ok technically it's already tomorrow, but since I have yet to go to bed...) and get more roving ready to post by Wednesday. Hopefully I'll have time to dye all of what's left, and then go get more from paradise fibers this week. More merino, maybe some bfl, and more merino tencel.

Thursday I got my last Chewy Spaghetti sock club shipment. This is what was in there. A stitch marker, some lip balm, and more of the sport weight Spaghettoni in Nostalgic.I can't help but feel a little let down by the club now that it's over. I'm disappointed with the yarns. Not just in the colorways. Actually I loved the second one. And this last one isn't bad. She can't predict that, which colors everyone will like. More of it is that it's only one skein of sport weight, which seeing that it's a sock club, well that one skein isn't enough for a pair of socks. That and I don't like to knit socks in sport weight. It would have been nice if we got some in the fingering. Honestly though I could have dealt if there were two skeins, or at least one skein large enough to knit a whole pair of socks...

There were also definitely some good things in the shipments. The great sock bag, the lingerie bag, which is cool for me at least for felting, the soak sample, and the lip balm is fun, although not really yarn related. I guess I'm just disappointed that the last shipment wasn't like the best one, and that there wasn't much there. One stitch marker? I never use one stitch marker. At least two to mark sections like sleeves or patterns. So overall I'm not sure if I'll want to do another sock club. For that much money I could have at least gotten colors I really liked.

I received in the mail a prize from Monica. I don't think I mentioned it yet...too lazy to go look. Anyway she had a contest on her blog to name her newest fingerless glove pattern, and my name suggestion was picked! They are Ariel, because the pattern and colors combined reminded me of the move The Little Mermaid. Don't you think? Anyway the prize is a free copy of the pattern, and my choice in colorway from the Loopy Ewe in the yarn for it. It's Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in Georgetown. I think it will look great in the pattern. I believe that she will be selling the pattern at Loopy too.
This is the other pattern of hers I bought, also at Loopy awhile back. Aren't they purty? Winter is kicking in and in response, so is my fingerless glove impulse. I'm still deciding what yarn to use for these...maybe my striping sock yarn I got awhile ago...but then I'd have the urge to match stripes. We'll see.
Let's see, what else. I have some people test knitting my Victoriana Gloves. I never got it tested before, so I'd like to see how it works up in other yarns, and get the pattern done into a pdf so I can offer it as a download.

I'm waiting on some leather handles I got for that luckiest bag I knit for my sister. They are the same ones used in the original pattern. I'm excited to finish up the bag for her. Did I mention it's going to be her anniversary gift? I'm not good at buying stuff, and they don't need anything. Her hubby is getting a hat, and fingerless gloves from the Spaghettoni. Manly colors.

I also have to knit a hat for my brother. I haven't knit him anything in awhile. Also Chad suddenly wants a hat. But only if it's black. I don't have any black yarn though, so I told him if he wants it, he has to buy the yarn since I'm on a diet. ;)

Not to mention I want my own hat! It's this one, called Gretel. I would make it in the slouchy version. I have two yarns from my stash I'm debating. I just haven't had time to swatch. One is thicker than the called for yarns, and one is thinner...sigh. I'm hoping one will work.

Ok well I think this post is long enough. I'm getting tired, and I have a full day tomorrow. Hopefully full of dyeing that is.


Opal said...

Congratulations on your sales! I'm totally not surprised though. Those rovings were really gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you come up with! And that hat? So pretty!

Valerie said...

I'm sorry you're disappointed with the sock club. I can certainly understand why you are though.

Congrats on your contest win, that is definitely a beautiful pattern and the yarn is going to look great with it. Speaking of patterns, I can't wait to see yours. I have been hit with the fingerless glove bug too. So I'm going to have to take a look at your pattern!

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