Saturday, August 12, 2006

Guess who got yarn...

I got home yesterday after a painfully slow day at work to find a package smushed into my mailbox. A package full of yarn from Little Knits! I had been wondering where it was, since I never got a shipping notice... turns out that it took them a few days longer than normal to ship it, but they upgraded my shipping for free to make up for it. Bonus!

New yarn!

That's one skein of Lorna's Lace Shepherd Sock in "Desert Flower", and 2 skeins each of Misti Alpaca Laceweight in Denim Lace and Maize.

Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Misti Alpaca Misti Alpaca

What to do with one skein of sock yarn? No idea. It was pretty, and they only had the one skein (which is why it was 30% off). I'm sure I'll find something to do with it. And as for the alpaca, I've decided that it's time to try my hand at real lace using laceweight yarn.

Tempting II is nearing completion... I'm at the "attaching the neckband" part, which is the home stretch. After that, it's just weaving in ends and finding a buckle. Woohoo!


Coleen said...

great colors! Now I have to go check out Little Knits - I'd never heard of it before.

Ducktastic said...

I'm using Misti Alpaca lace for my Icarus shawl, and I can guarantee you're going to love it. It's SO soft and nice, and it's really easy to knit with. I just don't recommend trying to knit on wooden needles with it. I made that mistake at first and nearly drove myself mad.

I bet the single skein of sock yarn would make a gorgeous doily. :)

Tvini said...

Followed a link from turtlegirl's blog to see this entry!

On the sock yarn, I used one skein of Lorna's Laces sock yarn held with one skein of Lorna's Laces worsted (but any worsted would do) to make a baby sweater.

Food for thought!

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Lolly said...

You could probably make some anklets or footies out of one skein... Definitely some wristlets for winter too!

Such lovely colors! I love Little Knits ;)