06 December, 2009

Blankie Update

The Amazing Technicolor Blanket has had all its ends (except the most recent row) woven in. Finally.

I made the mistake of not weaving them in as I went along—never again. I spent the entire afternoon yesterday listening to the Electric Sheep podcast and weaving in ends. I see that a new episode has been posted, which is good because my plans for the evening include seaming up the Ribbed Baby Jacket that I blocked a few weeks ago. Little Harper is already 15 days old, so I need to get the sweater to her mommy ASAP.

In other news, I have a confession to make. I fell of the sheep. I was doing so well… until I went to Mom's for Thanksgiving. I brought a pair of socks to work on and was finding that I did not like the fabric that was coming off the needle. I needed to go down a needle size, but alas, my size 1 needles were at home 70 miles away. So I purposely went out to purchase a single skein of worsted weight workhorse wool and pair of bamboo DPNs to knit a pair of plain footies with, knowing I would be breaking my cold sheeping rules. I figured, though, better to break the cold sheeping rules by one pretty cheap ball of yarn than not have anything to knit for the weekend. Went to Michael’s, bought a skein of Patons Classic Wool… but they didn’t have DPNs.

This is where it really went wrong.

I drove down the street to Stitching Memories and ran into Punta Yarns MeriSock Hand Paint, a yarn that I've never seen at any of my LYSs. It comes in gorgeous colors, and it's oh-so-soft, and two skeins came home with me. And the DPNs. I added three skeins of yarn to the stash. Damn.

One skein of the MeriSock is going to be for a present, but it still breaks the cold sheeping rules because I know I had other suitable yarns in my stash for the same gift. The other is going to be a Multnomah for me, but still, I know I have suitable yarns in my stash for a Multnomah already.

What did I learn from this?

  1. When traveling to stay with family for the holidays, bring all your needles.
  2. When traveling to stay with family for the holidays, take more than one project.
  3. When traveling to stay with family for the holidays, avoid LYSs at all costs.

I’m climbing back up on the sheep now.

And finally, I leave you with this video, which I stumbled upon today. It's been ages since I've seen these guys perform, and they are fantastic.

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