A Knititng Diary

Follow me on my knitting expeditions!

its here its here its here!!!!!!! January 15, 2009

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My yarn *finally* arrived today in the mail!  I’m so excited!  Last night my friend was telling me that one of the reasons KnitPicks has been backed up is because their new catalogue went out earlier than it was scheduled to and therefore a lot of the orders they received were for things they didn’t quite have yet.  Anyhow, with that in mind, I wasn’t so annoyed by how long it took my yarn to get here.  I’ve already wound up my two hanks of Imagination yarn and have decided to start on some socks once the little guty goes down for a nap.

The one thing that surprised me is that I thought that my Palette yarn would be a bit thicker.  They suggest needle size 1-3, which I don’t have in circulars.  So I’m either going to double up the contrasting colors of yarn and knit with size 6 and then felt or I may knit flat.  I really don’t want to knit flat so….I don’t know quite yet.  I mean, it isn’t as if the world will fall apart if I don’t use size 1-3 needles.  But we will see; maybe I’ll break down and buy a small size circular needle.  🙂

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I ordered new yarn! January 3, 2009

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Last night I ordered 2 skeins of Semolina and 2 skeins of Cornmeal Palette yarn to put together a purse for my Etsy shop.  I love the bright yellow color, but didn’t want it to be solid because I thought it might be too much.  So hopefully the Cornmeal complements the Semolina well when I actually get the yarn.  In theory it looks great together.

I also ordered some Imagination Sock Yarn in Woodsman.  Yarn that switches color on its own always makes me a little nervous because while it looks pretty in the skein, sometimes when it’s knitted up it can look not so pretty.  I made sure to flip through Ravelry and see what other people have knitted up with the different colors of Imagination and felt that Woodsman would be the best color to knit my dad a pair of socks from.  The next thing on my to do list is either a) pick a pattern (I couldn’t find one last night that I really liked) or b) make it up on the fly (which I’m okay with).

I haven’t received any word on when the Qiviuit is coming for my uncle’s hat.  What I want to knit him is basically Swell from Knitty.com.  The original pattern I wanted to use was “Snowboarder hat that Rocks“, but it requires bulky yarn and if I plan to knit double stranded with the Qiviuit it won’t be the right thickness.

For right now though I will anxiously sit and wait ’til my yarn comes.  😀