Thursday, January 7, 2010

Yarn, can't live without it...again

Dear Jeni and Mary,          

Well I actually received this the day before Christmas, when Christy was here, and these pictures have been patiently waiting in my camera since then.  Of course I was having fun with Christy and getting ready for Christmas and then I was doing the same thing and getting ready for New Years.  Then we had to return Christy.  (((sigh)))
And then I had to go and get a joint capsule tear in my right foot and my foot swelled up like a balloon and I couldn't walk on it and I felt like... um... not doing anything.  (Trying to be polite)
I was able to put my shoe on again Wednesday and it feels pretty good today ( Thursday) as long as I am careful.  Still using Jon's cane to walk to remind me to go slow so I don't injure it again.  Sheesh.   
So finally, no more excuses, this is what I bought from Kitchen Sink Dyeworks.   I followed a link on Knitter's Review.  Somehow I couldn't resist.  You understand how it is.  It was on sale as an "Odd Duck" which means only a few of that dye way left.  Just these two, in fact.
I have been able to use some thicker socks lately (thanks Jeni) and thought maybe I could make a pair with this wonderful blended aqua color of superwash sock/fingering weight yarn.  

It is 75% superwash wool and 25% nylon.
It came wrapped in this beautiful matching tissue with a ribbon and a button.  Too cute!
Then when I opened it up there was a sample of their
worsted weight yarn called Seacell Merino which was as soft as a cloud and looks like it would really hold a nice pattern.  It is really yummy.


So when we go back to Clifford I will have to pick up my needles and look for a sock pattern in my books.  I know I have tons of them.  I won't let Alice help though.  She seems to want to eat it.

Love,
Nancy


5 comments:

Mary Drew said...

She doesn't want to eat it, she wants to knead it. She wants it made into a cat bed. She wants to rub her cheeks on it. At least, that's what I want to do with it.

Nancy said...

I am not sure about that. She looked like she was trying to cover it up with the blue tissue paper. Maybe she was trying to hide it? Maybe she didn't like the smell of the dye, which is odorless to me.
Who knows about cats after all.
BTW Speaking of Cats. Abbie is posting quite regularly on Chetthedog.com You should check it out. She keeps putting in pictures.
Love,
Nancy

Mercedes said...

Yay! So glad you like the yarns.

Mary Drew said...

Ok. Are you doing anything with this yarn yet? C'mon, I want a pic.

Nancy said...

Nope, it is what HRB lovingly calls 'peak' and I worked 6 days this week and I have been going about on crutches because I have 'turf toe'.
Horrible thing, look it up.
Love,
Nancy