Thursday, 22 November 2007

A Post about Post

The postman was very good to me yesterday. Well, I suppose he was just doing his job, but I like to think he was being generous. (I cannot type 'postman' correctly first time; it always comes out postamn or something. The spellchecker suggested 'tampons'.)

He brought this delicious skein from Natalie at the Yarn Yard: it's not a club yarn so I can show it immediately. In fact, she's sold out of it, so yah. It's called Byron Bay.

It's a beautiful combination of blues with a little grey and some pale green, which I simply cannot get the photographs to show properly. All my favourite colours in a softer and more restrained blend than I've been acquiring lately. I don't know what I'm going to do with it, now that I have abandoned any pretence of being a sock knitter, but something frothy for around the neck I think.
And all the way from Wisconsin, came this lovely treat.
It's a prize for telling an unseemly story on Cheesehead's blog comments. The pink is two delicious balls of Louet Gems merino fingering in Baby Coral. It's beautiful. I think it might be a baby hat soon, although I suspect I will use it doubled since I'm not the daintiest knitter.

The blue and the undyed are washcloth cottons that Cheesehead added as a piece of Americana to widen my knitting experience. I can remember knitting a dishcloth once in my childhood, but it was a white stringy thing which is better forgotten. I am looking forward to following the ballband instructions and finding out what all the fuss is about. (Scroll down to 2 June.)

And there's two finger puppets too; a sheep which in the photo is trying to escape from the box and an alpaca.The sheep is my favourite. She is covered with bobbles; I get very impatient if I'm expected to knit bobbles and will only do it for people I love very much and who wear small garments. See right.

So I am very impressed with anyone who knits tiny bobbles on tiny finger puppets.

Cheesehead is running, not a knitalong, but a Hunker Up and Get Your Craft On, which is meant to help us meet those Christmas deadlines so if you think it would help, or if you just want an excuse to sit and do unalloyed knitting, surf over and join up.

I have read so many Thanksgiving messages today that I feel slightly disappointed that I won't be sitting down to turkey and pumpkin tonight, but a Happy Thanksgiving to those of my readers who are.


crafty wee midden said...

I'll never be able to keep a straight face again when I see our postman...... ;)

laughed out loud at that: thanks very much - taht is no mean achievement!

Knitting Linguist said...

My Older Daughter laughed at the tampon bit, so you know it's funny (lol) :) The yarn is lovely, especially that first one! I can't tell you how tempted I am to go and check it out, but I just bought some yarn yesterday and had better be a bit restrained, no?

Thanks so much for your blog comments, I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on my blathering -- I love what you say about the holidays, and I totally agree with you (about the fact that some people just need to complain, too; I'm more the live and let live type, and find it fascinating to see what and how other people do). I think you are dead on about the adopted people thing; I know that I don't speak for all adopted people, and it drives me batty to see all the TV shows that purport to show "other people" how all adopted people feel about their adopted status. I've known lots of people over the years who were adopted, and there are lots of different feelings about it.

Alas, I don't know the quote that you reference (Miton from Comus), but it sounds like I'd love it -- do you know where I could find it? (I'm going to google the line you gave me after I'm done typing this copious comment :) ).

Thanks again for oos -- I can't wait to hear more about it, and your needles! Have an excellent weekend. :)

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