Goodies

That whole thing I was doing for most of the month of April where I was blythely knitting away on whatever I wanted? Yeah, that might be starting to level off now. Now the knitterly debts are coming to collect and now I have about a zillion 75% finished projects that need finishing, and preferably right about NOW since I have so many more new things waiting to get their turn. This is, of course, only exacerbated by new yarns brought home this weekend from the Knitter’s Frolic.

I’ve been getting lace on the brain more now that spring is here (as one is wont to do, when one is a knitter in the spring), and so I knew I wanted to bring home a few new skeins of laceweight. I made sure to snag a couple of skeins of Tanis Fiber Arts pink label laceweight, and I think this bright ‘royal flush’ pink is actually going to get on deck for a Miralda’s Triangular Shawl from Nancy Bush’s Knitted Lace of Estonia, for later this summer. The two skeins of teal are for…I don’t know what that’s for yet. Maybe if I get done the Miralda’s shawl real quick and need to cast on a Crown Prince Square or something like that right away, now I’ll have enough to work with just in case.

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I also snagged a couple of skeins from Turtlepurl Yarns, a Canadian indie dyer who is relatively new to me. I’m not sure what the pink stuff will be yet, but that orange skein is 1300 yds of alpaca/silk/cashmere goodness and might have “another Pi shawl” written all over it. Looking forward to seeing what it becomes.

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Last but not least, shortly before I left the Frolic I ran into knitter and runner friend Kathy, formerly of Kingston now of somewhere near North Bay. She showed me these pretty yellow socks she’d knitted, and I said “oh, these are nice, are they yours?” and she said, “no, they’re yours!” and I was all, “what??” She knows how bummed I was when I got hit with a hip injury last summer and how frustrating it has been for me not to be back at the running yet, and so she decided to knit me some sunny yellow socks so I could have some sunny cheerful feet until my feet are out on the pavement again. GEEZ, KATHY. I was all set to be cynical forever, and now you’ve gone and ruined it. THANKS FOR NOTHING. (Um, but also, thank you for the socks.)

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So now my friends, I am hoping this week will have some project finishing in it – this girl’s got some new yarns to play with. Happy Monday and may your knitting and a refreshing beverage be waiting for you at the end of it!

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  1. I’ll drink to that :-)
    Have fun with your new yarns!!!

  2. Bridget

    So pretty! It makes me want to run out and buy my first ever skein of laceweight. I’ve been intimidated. Also the yellow socks are fabulous but what I want to know is what is that pattern for her awesome brown top with the cream flowers?! I’m moving back to California in a few weeks and must find more warm weather patterns to knit!

  3. Janette

    Bridget, it looks like Sweet Tee, here’s a link on ravelry.

    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sweet-tee

  4. Lots of great goodies!

    Now that is one awesome friend and one cheery pair of yellow socks. Also, did she knit her top? It’s so cute!!

  5. I need a friend who knits me socks! Those are great and lovely yarns!

  6. Such pretty socks! And I’ve used some of Turtlepurl’s yarns before- they’re fantastic. I had a skein of sock yarn with some bamboo content, and it was beautiful. A couple of years later, the socks are slightly felted, but the color has stayed true!

  7. Those are some seriously happy socks! I’ve been itching to do some lace for awhile, but my friends and family have been monopolizing my projects lately. I have 9 babies to knit for this year! When I can get to MY projects, I really want to do the Tibetan Cloud Stole from the Knitter’s Book of Wool. It’ll be my first adventure in beads!

  8. Those are wonderful socks. I also have been in the mood to knit some lace. Thanks for sharing pictures of your wonderful works-to-be yarns.

  9. It’s so true about the spring lace thing I’m making lacy shawls as well.

  10. Marcy

    Lots of great goodies. And what a nice friend to knit you those sunny socks. I started your Locke St. cardigan yesterday using Knitted Wit hand-dyed DK, which is 85% Polwarth and 15% silk. Lovely, lovely yarn. Got it at Stitches West in February. I can’t express how much I love this yarn and how perfect it is for your pattern.

  11. Pink is 100% super different from purple. ;) I approve.

  12. Awesome socks, they look like the happiest socks ever! Nice Frolic haul.