Thursday, January 18, 2007

It's Cold Outside

The cold weather has finally arrived in Minnesota, but still no snow.

After reading on many blogs about Knitting from your stash all year I decided I agree with Charris that moderation in yarn purchases is better than none at all. So I am not going to purchase any yarn until Stitches West in February, but I have two exceptions

1) The skein of Jitterbug I just purchased for my birthday present to me shown to your left in Mardi Gras colorway.

2) If I find some in New York next week for socks or mitten or a scarf

I am also in the midst of preemie hats, they are being collected by Michelle and Jeanne and will be taken to United and Children's Hospital in St Paul. I set a personal goal of 10 and am at number 9 almost there.

Today I received my Knit Mitt Kit Swap package

Grandma look it has your name on it and it smells like chocolate

Here is what was inside

Some Lorna's Laces in nearly solid a skein of Claudia's handpaints in the carousel colorway, those were meant to be for Lucy Neatby's Fiesta Mitten pattern that came too, two kinds of dark chocolate, a really neat index card holder to carry in my knitting bag and a great small red project bag for my mittens when I start them. Although when I emailed Sarah to say thank you I did tell her that as a sock knitter it will be hard for me to use the Lorna's Laces for mittens.


Kelly said...

Why do you need to buy yarn when you receive such nice gifts.

Chris said...

You had a great swap partner!! How fun. Come on, you can do it - you can use it for mittens... Be strong!

Kari said...

Beautiful yarn!