Monday, June 30, 2008

"Who Knows Where The Time Goes?"

It is very appropriate that the first song on my list is "Who Knows Where The Time Goes?" by Judy Collins. Time does seem to slip through my fingers much too fast. I have sooo much to do!!! Right now I am working on a really pretty summer pullover in Flash, a cotton yarn in a pink, lavendar, and pale yellow colourway. Early in the process (had about 3-4 inches knit) I had to frog the whole thing because the da%^&n designer did not have the right number of stitches for the arms, which would never have fit inspite of the so-called XL designation. Don't you just hate that!!! I still need to cast on for three-shawls (OY!). However, I do have a partial alibi for that -- I have to go to a bead show coming soon in July in order to get the Swarovski crystal beads that I am going to use in them. Don't even ask about all the other works-in-progress!!

New Music

I have changed my music players on the blogs. My knitting blog now has The Music of My Life, which is a collection of my favourite songs. There are a few which pre-date my birth (1950); however, most of them are from the last half of the 20th century. I have moved my classical music player to my review/rant blog (Peacock Plumes Reviews). It is already on my religion blog, The Leopard's Labyrinth.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Addis Are The Best!

I finally took the plunge and "gifted" myself with several pair of Addi circular needles (bamboo and lace needles). Why did I wait so long!!!! I had been using INOX, Clover and Susan Bates. The only way I'll use them now is for non-circular uses. I could never keep them from curling up inside themselves, so I was always frustrated. This was probably why I was keeping away from circulars for socks. That will not be true anymore. Yes, they are expensive (around twice what a regular pair of circs will run); however, they are more than worth it.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Exciting New Yarn!!!! Yummmmm

I have chosen the yarn for the Casablanca KAL Stole (Yes, I did sign-up for yet another knit-a-long.). I chose a yarn from Hand Maiden, Sea Silk, in the Sangria colourway. The yarn is 70% silk and 30% sea cell fiber. It has such a wonderful sheen, especially with the scarlets and purples! The hot colours remind me of a Moroccan bazaar. Now, what to choose for beads? Decisions, decisions....