Friday, April 27, 2007
So I'm gone for about five days. I come back? I'm swamped in mail! It was like that holiday where you get a bunch of stuff, only it was better cause it was yarn!!
First up, my RSC shipment for April. I won't post spoilers, everyone else already has. But it's yummy!! I have it hanging on my wall now. (Did I mention that I hand skeins of yarn on some hooks on my wall? 'Cause they're so purty!) I'm not so sure about the handwash only part, kinda puts me off of making socks. The laundry monster (aka MathMan) has a tendency of "helping" with the laundry. It usually involves something being not white anymore or shrunken to doll clothes.

Next up, my L&V Pr0n Package. Two (count them, TWO!!!) skeins of awesome sock yarn, also hanging on the wall. STR lightweight in Lemongrass, and RubySapphire in Calista. Also, Kookaburra woolwash (over a year into knitting and I still don't have any woolwash...) yummy body lotion, colorful gel pens, and TWO (!!!) Knitpicks circs in sock size! I can finally try two at once on two circs! (What didn't make it into the picture? The candy -eaten-, and the cute little magnets that got buried in my bag when I was getting things together.)

The Magic Yarn Ball. Let me 'splain. Not, is too much, let me sum up: You take a skein of yarn and some goodies, wrap the former into a ball while randomly inserting the latter. Then mail. You're partner should uncover little treats as s/he knits. But hey, I'm a gemini. I'm impatient. I unrolled!
It's lovely Colinette Jitterbug in Joy, I believe. As I was winding I kept coming across pinky and lavender and yellowy and greenish bits that hide themselves until you get close. I can't wait to knit with it! There was a little sheep (!!) full of body wash, two star beads, and a cute little lollipop. Then I got to unwrap the yarn! There was some bizzaro but super yummy candy called Shrimps and Bananas that I had to fight the hubbs for, more star beads, some hand cream and lip balm, more body wash and lollipops, hot cocoa, a cute little ring, some tea, sparkly beads, and two different metallic nail polishes (one of which is MIA due to girlie seeing-wanting-taking-running)! I was so spoiled! Thanks, pal (who I still have not figured out...)!!!
Then, the Chum. The temporary, but Oh. So. Enjoyable. lapse in judgment, or at least in finance. The L&V Sock Yarn.Here we have, in order, Boing the Rubber Boy, Curiosity Shoppe, Dancing Girl Nell, and Fiji Mermaid. I vaugely remember someone on the L&V MB saying that the etsy shop was being updated, and clicking a link, but that's all I seem to remember. Then this wonderful package shows up, and something starts to come back to me. Yes, I *did* click on a few of those colorways MissV had up. Yes, I *did* drool a bit. Yes, things were beginning to disappear, quickly. Yes, I *did* put four skeins in my cart and click checkout. I tell you now, I don't regret a thing!!!!
Oh, yeah, one more thing. Some cute little stitch markers that I'm testing the design of for the Knit Stitchery. Adorable. I'm going to use them on the RSC socks that I'll likely start tomorrow.

I did manage to finish one of my "Sparkle socks." I'm writing out the pattern now, then I'm going to knit the other from the pattern to make sure it's right. After that, I'll have it up, possibly in PDF.
I have cast on a sock in Trekking like four times now. I just don't think it's ready to be knit yet. No matter what, the sock is huge. 9st/in, 72 st, 9 in around my foot, and the sock is huge. MathMan can't even explain it, and he does theoretical math. It's a "statistical anomaly." I just say it hasn't decided what it wants to be when it grows up. So there.

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Blogger Ellen said...
I guess it's time to reveal myself-

PinkPorcupine, it was I, Purple Sparkler, who sent you your Magic Yarn Ball.

I'm glad you like the yarn! I thought it seemed like a good shaded-solids type of deal. Also glad you like the goodies that came with it!

Oh, and Shrimps and Bananas? Perfectly normal candy over here in the UK. Glad you liked them.

Blogger Ellen said...

I occasioned a Princess Bride quote?