Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I think it took the slow boat...

...except that there shouldn't have been a boat involved--oh wait! I live on an island, maybe there was.

Simply Socks is doing a short yarn club for yarns with unusual fibers, and I decided to jump in with both feet, since there were only going to be three shipments over six months. Seemed like fun.

So, when Alison, the wonderful proprietor of Simply Socks sent the notice that the first shipment was sent, I was eagerly anticipating its arrival. And I waited...and waited...and.... You get the idea.

It was sent on February 8th and arrived on March 14th. That's a personal record for anything that's been sent, from the US or otherwise. I'm beginning to wonder if Canadian customs harbors suspicions about yarn.... Except that the second shipment (and my Rockin' Sock Club shipments) got here fine and with no noticeable delay.

I will say that Alison was great through all this. She responded promptly and was quite willing to send an extra skein when it looked like the first was lost to the vagaries of the US and/or Canadian postal systems.

Now I have to decide what to make with the delicious yarn...and it is delicious.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Just because I'm here

I'm thinking about it, so I'm going to post. I don't have too much to report that's different from last time.

I did finish spinning and plying a skein of cottolin. Looks a lot like the last skein that I posted a picture of, but a little darker in color. I have about 2 ounces each of four colors and I figured I would spin them all and then design and knit a bag (maybe to carry sock knitting). I'm thinking fair isle for the bag, but still undecided.

I have lots of ideas of things that I want to knit, weave, and design, but not enough time to do any of them. It doesn't help when I spend an hour playing computer games at night...

I will try very hard to upload all the pictures on the camera and post some stuff this weekend. I have some pictures of a couple of projects that are mostly finished. Maybe I'll even get some weaving content on here.