Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Quiet

For a little while now I couldn't figure out why I felt that I didn't have much to blog about lately. Afterall, I've been knitting quite a bit. Then I realized today while I looked around at the numerous projects laying all over the living room - most of them I can't talk about. Except for Birch and Dibs on Ribs, everything else is for others. This is the best part about knitting, but it doesn't make for very good blogging when you are trying to keep them all secrets. I may have to start using them stealthily like I have in the past.

Fortunately, a little package arrived in the mail yesterday to help me out with content. I got the latest installment of the Rockin' Sock Club. And due to a *slight* misunderstanding when I renewed, I ended up renewing for the rest of the year instead of just another third. This means, I got the binder to keep all the patterns and materials together. This also meant that I had to wait for my package until last night, since my postman won't leave any packages at our front door.

The colorway this addition is called Peaseblossom and it is really pretty. Also, I couldn't imagine that it was possible, but this hank is even softer and squooshier than the others. It makes me want to work with it right now, but of course my needles are already busy with another pair of socks.

In other news, I have been working a ton lately which means that I have justified (I really should be crowed the Surpreme Queen of Justification, I am that good) making an addition to my fiber habit. I decided to pick up a set of those nifty new Knit Picks Options Needles. I am hoping that the reported pointiness of the needles will be just what I need to jump start Forest Floor. The knit 2 together through the back loop are killing me with my current needles. Although I picked up a set of Inox needles, they just aren't pointy enough to scoop under the two back loops. I end up fighting with the stitches which means very slow progress and little motivation to pick it up when I just want to sit and work on something. The needles are on a slight back order, but I hope they get here soon!

Finally, this weekend marks the 2nd Annual SnB Retreat for the girls at A Little Loopy. We are looking forward to spending some good quality girl time together this weekend and I am sure we will have plenty to share when we get back. What makes this even more fun for me, is that we are venturing into my old stomping grounds where I spent the first 15 years of my life. I am really looking forward to showing the girls some of my *history*.

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wow! The STR colorway is very pretty!

Have a good time at the SnB retreat.

Deb said...

Agreed - it's a beautiful colorway! Have fun at your getaway.

Nonnahs said...

You have been working a lot! You deserve little presents (enabler! Enabler)! To say that I cannot wait until this weekend...well, that would just be a lie!

Jeanette said...

That is very pretty yarn. Enjoy your retreat!

Theresa said...

That is lovely. Stunning colors. In the meantime, have a great weekend. Or was it last weekend? Either way . . .