Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I mean really, could you resist this? Yarnzilla.com was having a little sale before Spring Break and I just wanted something bright and flowery and soft...
So, when I said I had quite a bit of it....I'm talking 1400 yards. Or, I could just roll in it for a while.
I needed to round out my cart(you know, for shipping purposes) when I bought a few patterns from the Loopy Ewe last week, so some Sanguine Gryphon got plucked right up. Some Bougainvillea and Pythagoras came home to roost. I didn't want TLE to think I'd forgotten about them.
Well, I didn't make it in the third round of Sock Madness 2. I confess, I may have performed better if I'd cast on when I got the pattern, but I actually waited until the next afternoon. It's okay, now I can knit the rest of the patterns and enjoy them. I am almost finished with my Stripin' Slippin' sock (or is it Slippin' Stripin'?), and I really, really like the finished product. However, I have a Waterfall sock on one side of my desk, my Hareton sock on the other corner and a tweedy cardigan down in the TV room. Time to spread the attention around. With all the hockey/knitting I've been doing, I should have much more completed, but I've been breaking the evenings up doing the timekeeping in the stadium booth at our local Varsity Lacrosse games (EP won last night 11-10 against Eagan, holy cow, what a game!)
But I digress, I stayed up until the bitter end to enjoy the Wild's sweet victory last night!!!!!! OMG, it was a heart stopper right until the end. At least we didn't have any injured players during this game. Lorraine says her favorite player is Ralston, and while I do love him, how could you disregard Burnsie? And, frankly, any player with a French name has a place in my heart, like, Pierre-Marc Bouchard!!!!! Or Boulanger, or Pouliot! I believe I need a nap this afternoon so I can last through tonight's game.
1400 yards of Malabrigo... Arianne, perhaps? I think it looks really beautiful in lighly verigated yarns. I'm not sure about the gauge-- but just a suggestion.
I'll all about the hyphenated French first name, myself. Perre-Marc, Jean-Luc, Jean-Claude, etc....
Let's finish our unfinished socks.
As for my penchant for Ralston, what can I say . . . he's so cute.
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