25 June 2010
7 Small Shawls: T - 190 days and counting down.
Thanks to everyone for your kind congrats on the cover! In answer to some questions, the yarn is Donegal Tweed by Tahki. I wasn't thrilled with it when it came, but by the time the sweater was finished, I was surfing the site to see what all colors I could get. I love the stuff! It is soooo soft when it's blocked! And it feels so wonderfully woolly. There's something about that yummy feel that just is so completely different from any other fiber!
There's not much to show you today since I was working on stealth knitting in the part of my day not taken up with dramaz (sigh). But I did get a few little things in the mail: my very very favorite wool wash and t-pins. You can never have too many t-pins!
For those of you never having used Kookaburra wool wash, you are really missing out! It has the amazing fragrance of tea tree oil, which is a natural bug repellent and anti-fungal, and it also contains lanolin and other natural oils. Love love love it.
So...the other day, at the suggestion of some of the knitters on my Ravelry forum, I went looking for Oral B Super Floss to try a different method of adding beads to my knitting. So many people love the floss! When I got to CVS, though, all I saw that was remotely like the product described was Ultra Floss. What the heck, I thought! So I bought it, thinking that maybe I had mis-remembered. Nope. No stiff end, just waxed, so very fiddly to use with beads. Although I must say that my beads are now minty fresh. :) I've ordered some online (thanks be for online ordering - I'd never find half of what I need around here!) and it will come next week. I hate the waiting; I am firmly an instant gratification kinda gal!
This weekend is a swim meet, so knitting will be done. Gotta get my rear in gear!!!