Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Just Waiting....

The selection is great...the wait is not. Online ordering is a fantastic way to find things you can't run out and get from your LYS or fabric store, but I get so impatient - I want it now. I am expecting the buttons to arrive in the mail today so I can finish up Alex. In the mean time I am working on The Ice Queen and it is coming along nicely. The yarn, Rowan Kidsilk Haze is amazing to work with. I usually have a hard time with mohair, the fuzz sticking together making yarn overs and ktog too much work, not this stuff. And is it soft...this will feel so sublime around my neck. I am wearing this on Valentine's Day dinner with my darling husband. After all these years we still act like newly weds!

On Your Toes knee-high socks. This is my after dinner and wine evening knit. A no brainer sock with self striping yarn. I have never made knee highs before so that in it self will be interesting. Interesting in that I hope it fits. The pattern says to knit 18" from CO to before the heel is worked...seems a little long to me. But I will follow the pattern, like cooking, follow the recipe once the way it is written then make adjustments. The yarn has aloe vera applied to it. It feels like Lorna's Laces but I wonder what will happen to the feel after it is washed. I would think the aloe would wash out and it will be just like any other superwash wool.

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