Well - every time I leave the house lately, I manage to come home with more sock yarn. Thank you Economic Stimulus Payment! Sock yarn that I surely do not need. Sock yarn that I really cannot afford. (But there's that Economic Stimulus Payment!) Sock yarn that is just so darn irresistible that instead of being called sock yarn it should just be called George Clooney (or whoever floats your particular boat). Below are photos of the latest. I'm SO ashamed....
First is the heavenly Handmaiden Casbah - Merino, Cashmere, Nylon - OH! This is the most beautiful ocean-y colorway. Plus it is so soft and so darn squishy I am tempted to just sleep with it. Purchased at Twist when going in to supplement some lace weight bought there previously. Really, it just leapt into the basket!
Second is the Kraemer Luxury Sterling Silver and Silk - colorway is Tuxedo. I've been coveting this for awhile and when I saw it at A Mano, just had to have it. People, HELLO!, it has STERLING SILVER in it! One of the hardest decisions of my life was deciding between the red, the purple and the black. I went with the conservative choice.
Ok, so you know last night was Stitch n' Pitch in LA right? And, well, we were signed up to go on the bus with the gang from A Mano, right? And, um, Shannita and Annette give goodie bags and a special Stitch n' Pitch discount, right? Uh, so, I was just "holding" the two different colors of Shibui (love that sock yarn) and that darn Mr. Peeps was no help at all. I asked his opinion as to which color we should get (should, HAH!) and he said "BOTH". Well, who am I to argue the point? And I ask you, who could ever have decided between the Chinese Red and Peony colorways anyway?
Stitch n' Pitch was a good time. We won - go BLUE! Here's a photo to commemorate the evening. I even wore two knitted items - my Cabled Tee in Lobster Pot Whale of a Skein and my turquoisy monkeys in Shibui. (I think this is against knitters law, but whatever - catch me if you can, Knit Police!) More photos to come on Mr. Peeps' blog - AKA Twisted Knitster. Thank you Shannita and Annette - Shannita, you looked GREAT on the big screen!
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