Friday, January 26, 2007
It's sock yarn see...
and sock yarn doesn't count!
I now belong to 2 sock clubs. The STR sock club ( for which I am anxiously anticipating my 1st shipment) & the Knitter.com sock club. These beauties are from the Knitter.com.
2 simply beautiful balls of Lily Chin Chelsea in a very girlie heathered raspberry colorway. I love em'. I plan to start them as soon as I am done with these...
I've decided that socks are my best "on the run" knitting. I have a tendency to knit whenever I can, so I am often (like a million times a day) forced to throw everything in my purse (pit).
This can be very frustrating when counting stitches (like for Ariann's sleeve) or when knitting slips totally off the needles. I know, I know, that's what knitting bags are for. Believe me, I own quite a few, but I ALWAYS have my purse with me.... and it's me... creature of bad habits.
and here's the question of all questions...
How dire do the circumstances have to be, before breaking down and investing in a swift?
Here's my ballwinder
and here's my swift... sad but true. Pathetic huh? The beautiful STR sock yarn is a tangled mess that I have already cut twice. It has been sitting in that state for about 3 weeks (a small indication of how much ironing I do).
But with all the GOOD STUFF to purchase out there (2 knitting books, I just ordered from Amazon.com) etc. etc. a swift seems a tad indulgent, no?
Posted by Michelle at 2:13 PM