It’s one thing after another
Tuesday May 18th 2010, 11:36 pm
Filed under: Knit,Wildlife

(It rained today and someone clearly got dumped on. Squirrels’ tails turn into mouse-laughingstocks when wet. This is after it was halfway dry again!)

Had a great idea. Found an old swatch.  Wait, that’s what I was going to–! And another.  Well now. Great mind thinks alike.

Some Grant Circle-colorway pink yarn had jumped out at me today, enough to get me to go look up the site of the lovely woman I bought it from at Stitches East a year and a half ago to make sure she was still around. Yes! Cool. (She will perhaps remember me as the woman who picked it up in my hands and guessed the base on the spot. I grinned, Hey, I’ve knitted a lot of lace.)

So many things I want to do, so many things in the queue.

Meantime, my Mother’s Day present finally snuck past that rude, belching lout of a volcano and jumped across the Pond today and eagerly rang my doorbell.  Cashmere/silk/merino (watch the yardage carefully on those, they sell a lot of yarn that is great for practicing plying on a spinning wheel) in the limestone colorway, which as far as I can tell is undyed or close to it; the grayishness in their original picture showed the mill oils more than anything and it pretty much washes out. I have some leftover from a previous project and took the picture with that ball on top vs the oiled cone as it arrived.

My daughters bought me the new stuff.  Coooooool.  This knitting thing–I think they’re on to me.

So it is now hanked, scoured, and I am impatient.  I’ll just go knit up this little bit of pink while it dries, oh, you know, about 900 yards’ worth or so…

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You just need to add eyes and a smile and you’ve got a white haired granny doll wearing a white dress. (But I suppose you’re not going to leave it that way.)

Comment by LauraN 05.19.10 @ 5:59 am

Isn’t it cool how our daughters know exactly what sort of presents we’d like to get?!

Comment by Bev 05.19.10 @ 6:43 am

Hooray for daughters and spot-on gifts. And for rain. I’m tired of the grey skies, but the ground needs moisture…

Comment by Channon 05.19.10 @ 7:32 am

Oh no! Look at the squirrel’s tail. It had me laughing out loud! XX

Comment by Karen 05.19.10 @ 8:22 am

You do have perceptive daughters!

Fun –

Why is health insurance like a hospital gown?
You’re never as covered as you think you are.

Comment by Don Meyer 05.19.10 @ 10:19 am

Thanks for reminding me of Neighborhood Fiber Company! I like both the owner and the yarn. Hope Grant Circle pink is very good to you.

Comment by RobinM 05.19.10 @ 2:16 pm

Might keep Mother Out of Mischief, or into mischief, depending on your point of view.

Comment by StellaMM 05.19.10 @ 3:20 pm

That is a great Mom-day present :-}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 05.21.10 @ 1:33 pm

Awesome idea to order colourmart singles for plying practice – and to make fun combinations for dyeing!

Comment by twinsetellen 05.23.10 @ 7:03 am

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