Monday, August 20, 2007

Moratorium? What moratorium?!

So I think I voluntarily said in my last post that I'd not purchase any more goods to support my habit. I can't remember when exactly that went out the window, but it absolutely has. All of the fantastic things for which I was waiting to arrive have come, and my favorite is the Namaste bag I got over at Scout's. I'm now waiting for three skeins of yarn from The Plucky Knitter -- you have to check her out! Her colorways are to die for, and she just got picked up at The Loopy Ewe and One Planet Yarn and Fiber; hopefully her yarn doesn't become extinct so that I have to stalk websites just to see what's been updated.

Speaking of, I've never been fortunate enough to buy a skein of Yarntini directly from Jessica. Those skeins that do make it on eBay are always listed at a ransom, but besides that, I hate to buy a great yarn from a middleman at $40 when the indie dyer still only sells the yarn at $25. In any case, I've been on an autumn color kick lately and bought Pure Fall via eBay. I think I'll love it, and maybe Jessica will forgive me.

As for what is on the needles this week:

I'm still working on my Annika socks. They are slow going -- I keep them in the car for when I have to wait in the pick-up line at my daughter's school.

I cast on another Charade, this time in Rum Runner Yarn Pirate. I had fully intended to make a pair of socks in an undulating rib, but as soon as I got past the cuff, I was a woman possessed and Charade #2 began.

The Louisa Harding sweater is partially seamed. I am NOT liking it at all. I was in love with how this sweater fit -- on the model. I should have realized right away that I look awful in crewnecks. Anyway, I'll finish seaming it, for the practice of it, and then sock it away...

I have finished the duplicate stitching on a lot of the Christmas stockings. I am making four, and of the four, there is one I had to frog to the heel so I can add more length to the leg. They will be done before Christmas, though.

My afghan is hibernating, as per my Ravelry page. Have you been to Ravelry to put your name on the invite list? Or have you a Raveler already? Yes? Then have you donated?? Ü

And, as promised, a shot or two of my finished Charades in Rosie:

**and yes, those are Danskos!**


Patti said...

I love your Charades!!! :D

a friend to knit with said...

WOW! You have been so busy! :)
Love, Love Love your charades....and the red shoes!
Your stocking is beautiful! That is so special that you are making them...a treasure for many years.
My sister needlepointed my children stockings, and I always say that if my house catches on fire I am grabbing the kids and those stockings!
Have a wonderful weekend!

peaknits said...

I'm so glad you came by my blog so I could follow back and admire your socks and your Danskos! Handknit socks deserve the perfect shoes - and the Dansko never goes out of style:) I love your Charade with the Yarn Pirate. I think Jessie over at Yarntini is the sweetest woman, I am glad you were able to get some of her yarn - it is awesome. And I'm with you - pathetically trying to yarn diet but only falling off the wagon again and agani - what is it with this yarn?!

Kate said...

Hmmm...Danskos you say? I do need a cute new pair of fall shoes....

Rum Runner looks great in Charade!

Rogue Rylla said...

Someone else on the Yarn Pirate Flickr group has Mary Jane shoes that show off the hand knit socks so nice! I think I need a pair as well:) Your Charades are so cute, and I love the red and purple colorway too.