Monday, February 05, 2007

Cold Fingers, Warm Toes

It's a balmy 5 degrees F. Hmmmm I am thinking swimsuit weather!? Yea right.

To keep warm I am knitting and ordering yarn in yummy warm colors. Here are the treats I received over the weekend.

Yarn is by Yarn Pirate in the Sweetheart colorway ordered from The Loopy Ewe. It is 100% Superwash 50/50 Merino and Tencel in a fingering weight. You can't tell from the photo, but the yarn is soft. The colors are very fun, plus the slight shine will look great in the pattern I have in mind. One hank will make a pair of socks. Yea!

I had never ordered from The Loopy Ewe. Wow! Sheri makes the registration and ordering experience so simple. That's a bonus for me because I get distracted easily. She has a nice selection of quality yarns to choose from. Plus, the site is easy to navigate and designed well. I ordered on Wednesday, and by Friday it was in my house! But the best part was the personal note and little goodies I received with the order. What a super touch. Sheri has definitely created a loyal customer, I will purchase from her again.

This four skeins are from Knit Picks Palette line. I bought two of the Red and two of Petal for some Valentine's socks. Never using this yarn before, I can't give you a true opinion yet. It doesn't seem remarkable, but I don't mean that in a bad way. I just mean it is a standard wool yarn. Plus, the price was definitely right. I have already started a sock in the red and it is knitting up nicely.

These two beauties are also from Knit Picks. The Burgundy on the right is from their Gloss line. Not loving the color, but the feel and shine are nice. I chose the color, so I have no one to blame but myself. The yarn on on the left is from the Memories line in the Rocky Mountain Dusk colorway. All are destine to be socks.

I am a repeat Knit Picks customer, returning time and again for their yarn. The quality is nice and the price is within my budget. They ship quickly. I ordered these on Wednesday and was holding them on Saturday.

BTW ~ All the area schools are closed today! That means RM, LM and I are still in our PJ's enjoying a very lazy day. Please don't try to visualize that scene. . . it's not pretty. A child in PJ's is cute. Picture footed blanket sleeper. Two adults in mis-matched flannel, un-brushed teeth and bedhead. Yikes!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Gorgeous colours. Looking forward to seeing the finished pieces! S