Sunday, March 25, 2007

My Guilty Pleasures

First of all, thanks everyone for your kinds words to help justify my splurges. A couple of things in my non-knitting life has taken over… and I'm sorry for the lack of response over the past week… Well, here are some of the good stuffs I’ve received thus far for your viewing pleasure


3 bags full of Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora in each of these colors… the lilac and gray are for Jasmine and I ended up getting one more pack in pale blue for myself, and I’m thinking Claude. By the way, the pale blue is not quite the same as the other two. The fiber content is the same but I definitely see/feel more angora in blue, and the lilac and gray says 78m/ball instead of 90m... Maybe they came from different mills, anyone has any idea?


And with thanks to Joy and her friend, I’m impressed with this beautiful lot of Debbie Bliss Soho/Maya in Peonies from Elann, this yarn is probably not the softest to touch but the colors are so intense and pretty and I just can’t wait to see how they knit up.

I actually did received more good stuffs but both the
Rowan Spray from The Knitting Garden, and some RYC Soft Tweed from Cucumberpatch came in the wrong shade… so they will be returned… In fact, my guilty pleasures continued as I gobbled up even more Rowan goodies from here and here again. I knew I'll never survive those crazy prices so falling off the wagon seems inevitable…. (but that’s probably good until he sees the Webs order at our doorstep and/or the bursting drawers)… LOL… wahahaa…

Back to the knitting, I’m happy to show you some (new) knitting in progress… First, we have the EZ February Baby Sweater that was originally planned for February (of course), but only got start last week with the DB Cotton Angoras in Gray. I’m working on the body first and just a few inches passed the * wonky* garter yoke. All is going on well and as my Lady Eleanor is on a standstill due to the warming weather, I’m hoping to finish this little sweater before we move on to the next Project Spectrum sequence.


And here's a pair of Oak Ribbed Sock from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks at works with some Cherry Hill Tree yarn, and I'm showing it off along with the DIY Sock Blocker that I made yesterday.



8 comments:

sue said...

So many lovely yarns, and I would not be able to resist them either if I were you. You at least seem to have plans for every purchase though, so that is always a great thing. I love the EZ baby sweater too, just gorgeous. Where does the pattern come from as I would like to try and knit it one day. Oh, and how do you make your own sock blockers, and what materials do you use for them if you dont mind me asking you.

opportunityknits said...

My goodness, those are the prettiest sock blockers. I love that chic French theme on it. Your red socks look great too, I'm going through a red-love phase. And your idea of photographing everything against a dark backdrop is a wonderfu one, makes the yarn and knitting pop right up.

Krista said...

What nice new yarns! Those sock blockers are great!

Mimi said...

The Debblie Bliss yarns are so tempting! I like how the Angora makes the yarn light but the shredding is a little problem. Does yours have this problem?
Your sock blockers looks very handy, good job!

Siow Chin said...

Those sock blockers are really nice! I should go make some for myself too, hehe!

caitlyn said...

Yay for pretty yarns at good prices! The baby sweater looks so delicate and beautiful, and I love the colors of the sock!

Peggy said...

The socks are coming along great! I love the color! What did you use to make the DIY Sock blocker? And you know what? We seem to have the same taste in yarn... I also bought the Soho in the same shade!

jenna said...

I just finished the EZ baby swater! Yours looks beautiful in that gray! I am a total sucker for the colors of Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora.