Saturday, May 27, 2006
To be a quality Yarn Hunter, you need good tools. Like a new yarn shop that just opened up in my piss-ant town :) The Wool Oasis (translated from German: Wolloase), opened up at the beginning of May and is featuring a modest stash of Lana Grossa, Regia (yippee!) and Schachenmeyer. What more could a girl, I mean Serious Yarn Hunter, want??
Speaking of serious tools, I've been waiting 3 weeks for my new needles to arrive so that I could finish my first project from Mason-Dixon Knitting. On inspiration from my co-worker, Marion, I started a uni-colour log cabin rug. I'm using wool I bought in Ireland right after I learned to knit, which is too rough to use for anything else. Poor Irishman has been trying to let me down easy for the past 4.5 years, as I insisted on making the Irish-person an Irish-knit sweater from Irish wool - and he had the nerve to call it jaggedy-arsed! Dork
update: the Dork insists I add Billy Connolly's definition of jaggedy-arsed wool: the mud/crap-matted wool sheared from around the sheep's arse. There you go, I said "arse" three times (now 4!) in one blog - beat that Harlot ;)
So, anyway, who knew that rugs are big??? Like too big for normal needles? What? Was I supposed to check that out beforehand - like match my project to my equipment or something? Who would do that? It's as crazy as swatching. Leave that to the zealots, I always say. So my rug decorated the back of my coach until the new Addi Turbo 2 Meter circulars arrived. That's right, 2 full meters of knitting bliss!
What would you knit with these things anyway?
p.s. Random Personal Update:
Cigarettes bought since last blog entry: 1 pack
Cigarettes smoked: 0
Cheating on the South Beach Diet: countless
Weight Loss: 1.5 kg ('bout 3 lbs)