Feeling Better

and now I was somehow regulated to cleaning the house before we leave for the long weekend. Stupid non-existent maid! Anywho, I survived the ebola/sars/smallpox/polio/bird flu scare you all diagnosed me with and I even got to make some flan (don’t ask) today for tomorrow’s dinner. Now I have to get the important things packed up, namely what knitting projects get to come with me. I’ve noticed that anytime I say I’m going to knit while on vacation that, well, it never happens. hmm, I wonder if this time it will be different. Here’s to hope. Backyard Leaves is making the trip up, so is the boring hat, the poor neglected elfine socks will get some attention, and I want to finish the second sleeve of the hourglass sweater. Even as I write this I know that I sound dillusional or naive. I’m probably both, but it’s not going to stop me from packing all of this.

To distract you from my mental disorder, look! I won a blog contest! Marie, of Brooklyn Handspun, took a little survey and, somehow, yours truly was picked at random to get one of her handspun yarns. She surprised me by sending me an extra skein.

Brooklyn Handspun yarn

First, she spoils me by sending me over 100 yds of handspun and handdyedoptimum wool. This stuff feels like silk. I’ve sung the praises of optimum before, so I’m very excited about knitting this up. Any pattern suggestions? Maybe I’ll sneak it into some socks or gloves, though for now it will just have to be a little pillow on my desk.

Brooklyn Handspun pink

Anyone that reads this blog knows that I appreciate pink. Pink makes me smile. This crazy (in a good way) novelty merino and cotton is destined to become part of a funky hat or scarf, I just have to make a pattern up for it. Thanks again Marie!
In true procrastinator fashion, we aren’t leaving till tomorrow. I won’t be around though, so Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!
ps you can get Brooklyn Handspun yarns at The Point as well, so stop by if you are around.

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  • Brooklyn Handspun November 23, 2005 at 4:31 pm

    You rock girl! Thanks for the shoutout!

  • Amanda Woodward November 23, 2005 at 4:39 pm

    oh my goodness, that pink is AMAZING & would be great MITTENS. Knitting mittens has potential for fun right??

  • eunny November 23, 2005 at 5:59 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! I think the pink yarn is begging to be turned into a little button-up collar thing, like what Teva Durham has in her book. With awesome buttons picked out by that stealth-crafty dude who lives in your house.

  • caitlyn November 23, 2005 at 6:50 pm

    Glad you’re feeling better! Pink is awesome!

  • tabbytuxedo November 23, 2005 at 8:31 pm

    Glad you are up and about. The handspun is delicious!

  • Angela November 23, 2005 at 9:38 pm

    Pink is awesome, but pink with BROWN is better 😉 Hope you make some good progress this weekend. Remember, the more you knit the boring hat, the sooner you won’t have to worry about knitting it anymore!

  • Amy November 23, 2005 at 10:28 pm

    Love the pink yarn!I know what project you should bring with you – the tubular camisole!

  • tina November 24, 2005 at 11:34 pm

    It’s my turn to be sick now, I hate this time of year! everyone’s sick. Love that pastel yarn. Have a happy Thanksgiving!!

  • carrie November 25, 2005 at 11:44 am

    i really want to reach out and touch the pink yarn. enjoy your holiday! i’m sure you’ll squeeze in some knitting.

  • tara November 28, 2005 at 4:19 pm

    ooo, I’ve been ogling Brooklyn Handspun for a while now and you’ve pushed me over the edge!hey, you knit the armwarmers from SNBNation, right? I might knit them…any advice or warnings?