Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Vancouver & Ravelry Yarn Haul

It's quite a discreet acquisition of yarn really:

1) 2 skeins of Classy Dream in Colour (Cocoa Kiss and Black Parade) that the fella bought for me to create Father and Son Dashing (or similiar). So - hats, scarves and now fingerless gloves? I seem to be working my way down their bodies!

2) 4 skeins of Koigu KPPPM (reds and browns) and 1 skein of Indigo Moon sock yarn (pinks) for um, socks. YES, socks. Okay, I got a bit carried away after Dotty gave me that tiny sock lesson - so it seems that 2008 will be the year that I get to grips with DPNs (or two circulars) and sock construction, after all?

3) 3 balls of RYC Lux which I acquired via Ravelry and that I picked up from the Sorting Office, the same day that I jetted off to Vancouver - I plan to test knit another Castle Couture hat because I have made a couple of modifications to the pattern and I want to verify that they are correct.

Apologies that my blog is so slow this week but I have been suffering badly from jetlag. Last night was the first night that I managed to get to sleep before 4am. It is a very strange experience trying to operate at all, let alone function properly at work, on 2-3 hours sleep.

What I can confirm is that my heart is still very firmly here:

With this man and this yarn:

Yup, he is keeping all that Classy Dream in Colour yarn safe for me - it is destined to become a jumper for him. I know, international yarn stashing. (Not bad, eh?!)


Anonymous said...

Hmmm, not sure if my last comment went through or not. Feel free to delete this one if it does. lol

I love it! International stashing. You inspire me so. There's hope yet. lol

yogiicknitter said...

Ha ha global stashing! And getting a bloke to do it for you that is pure class - or should that be classy. Love that blue colour. And about knitting garments and working down their bodies - huh hum!!

Roobeedoo said...

I once had a friend who knitted willy warmers for her boyfriends... (SORRY!?!)
In all seriousness, I am delighted to hear you are moving on to socks - it is an addiction, I promise you!

Gabrielle said...

*grin* For the reasons of clarity - I would like to state that I am not prepared to knit willy warmers, posing pouches, man-thongs, boxers or man underwear of any description. Nope, nope, nope.

Oh, that is, unless they volunteer in advance to let me take pictures of them posing in their presents for posterity, Ravelry and the blog!