Yarny Goodness!

Another super exciting fun knitblog

  • November Knit Goals

    I'm prone to being a scatterbrain, so I try to make a short list of things to accomplish each month (lest I have 27 different non matching socks).

    Same as last month: Sleep more. Study more. Knit more. Sleep more.

  • Sweater-a-Month 2008

    Cabled Hoodie: Cascade 220 - Needs seams

    Urban Aran

    Mariah: Ella Rae Classic


    Tubesque: Noro Garden + ???

    CeCe: Silky Wool

    Lucy in the Sky

    Rogue: Handspun - Needs seams

    Elizabeth Zimmermann's Bog Jacket

    Ribbi Cardi: Cotton Ease (Blue/White)

    Ruffled Surplice (spring 07 Interweave): Yard TBD

    Red Carpet Convertible

    Silk Corset Top: Alchemy Synchronicity

    Eyelet Rib Cardi (inspired by Spring 07 Interweave)

    Bella Paquita: Shelridge? Karabella? Sublime?

    A top down set in sleeve sweater (a la Barbara Walker)


    Vintage Pink (Raspberry) Cardigan - FINISHED!!

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Many new things! (Picture heavy!)

Posted by Amber on July 1, 2008

So many new things to tell you about!

First off, last Tuesday while fretting about a Thursday doctor’s appointment, I ordered some shoes. On Wednesday when I got home:

However, I’m worried that my new shoes are too similar to some older shoes:

Slides are new; skimmer is old. Plus, I don’t think the slide really goes with my white skirt that I bought it to go with. However, I like them. Should I …

  1. return and get actual white shoes;
  2. keep and get actual white shoes;
  3. keep but don’t get more shoes, they look fine


On Saturday when I got to work at the Capitol Hill store for the 4th birthday party (and got to eat lots of cupcakes), Jessica stopped by and sold me some yarn she was destashing (apparently we got that backwards, with her selling me the yarn…):

Socks that Rock-Lightweight in Peaseblossom. See, I’m not totally not buying yarn for SOS’08.

Plus, tonight I got home and in my mailbox:

My order from Birds-n-Yarn! I ordered Friday, and Monday here it was! And with candy! You know how I love people that put candy in with my yarn!

Specifically I got:

Lorna’s Shepherd Sock – Grumperina; and:

Shepherd Sock – Raspberry Ice. Both of these colorways are only available through Birds-n-Yarn.

Don’t forget – tomorrow is July 1! That means Jimmy Bean’s will be putting up their special limited edition Lorna’s Laces colorway! And they also put candy in the package!

And finally, as proof that my hobby isn’t just collecting yarn:

A nearly finished Camellia! I have one sleeve cap to knit, and then sewing them into place (and the neckband). Well, a sleeve, some sewing, a neckband and …

Okay, so I need to block them hem, but do I really need to sew the side hem? I tried like 3 times to do this all seamlessly, but failed 3 times, and knit the lace part flat, then joined in the round (and subtracted a stitch on each side where there would have been a seam). But I sort of like the unseamed way. I know, I’m lazy. I’ll seam. I’ll whine about it, though!


3 Responses to “Many new things! (Picture heavy!)”

  1. judy said

    I am jealous that you are knitting. If it’s not one hand, it’s the other and when I knit like 5 stitches, it’s the hand that hadn’t been in the brace all day that was whining. This teaches me. The sweater looks good btw. I also want to see the STR knit up. Is there silk content in there? It looks kinda shiny. I also hate how varigated STR knits up but they do look pretty in the skein.

  2. bethc said

    Many many pretty things! I need to chat with you about Stitch DC, I have gift certificates and am not sure which store is best to shop at…

  3. Amber said

    I would keep the shoes – if you love them one will eventually wear out and then you will be happy with the other pair. :)

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