Thursday, July 24, 2008

One at a time

On Tuesday night, I arrived home to discover that our electricity had been cut off. One wild mood swing later, and many, many phonecalls under my belt, and it has been restored. I have never been more thankful for my iPod and the stash of candles under the sink.

Last night, then, saw me knitting my socks off, and the project that I started on Sunday

became the cute little shrug that I have been reduced to photographing in the bathroom at work.

The pattern is the One Skein Wonder, by the amazingly talented Stefanie Japel of Glampyreknits
Not only is this pattern going to be knitted to death by me, this incarnation used up some of my stash yarn from The Natural Dye Studio. I adore this yarn. In fact, if I had to pick one yarn to knit with for the rest of my days, NDS would probably be it. Amanda is not only a dye genius, she's a lovely, lovely person as well.

Tonight I'm heading out to TIK for knit night. Wahoo! I'm going to do my best not to spend my entire salary on yarn, which will be a lot more difficult than you'd imagine. I'm also using the time to do a little swap with another raveller. I'm a subscriber to Rowan International, but by the time I got my free gift last time 'round, all that was left was pale pink. Well that just doesn't work chez GaietyGirl, so it's been lingering in my stash, destined to remain unknitted for eternity. This evening, I'll be swapping it for some purple. Wahoo!

I'm still stalking the postman these days. I've had some new yarn arrive for a swap pal, and a couple of books for myself including Knitting Vintage Socks, which is fab. Next up, I'm expecting some nice smellies.

I do love online shopping. I can get things that I would never be able to pick up in my daily life. What's the strangest/most unusual thing that you've ever bought online?


Uniquely Yours said...

Cute shrug! I too love online shopping...My answer to your question would be my first spinning wheel on ebay from the Netherlands! Not sure if it is unusual but it if definately the most influential!

Milly said...

I love the colors in your shrug, very artful picture taking skills!