Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sorry Honey, I am not in the Mood Tonight...

"Sorry honey, I am not in the mood tonight" describes my entire world right now. I am not in the mood for the holidays, for writing blog posts, for holiday get togethers, for decorating for the holidays. Thus, the time since my last post has been considerable.

My mood isn't as dark as it sounds, I am just not up for a lot of hoopla...

I have been knitting up a storm since my last post. At least two pairs of socks (toe up magic loop, thank you very much), one pair of cuff down socks, two pair of Fetching gloves from Knitty.com, many washcloths as Secret Spook Exchange gifts for Halloween, washcloths for hospital gifts, and lastly a felted oven mitt and hot pad for the aforementioned Halloween festivity.

On a brighter note, I have discovered a fairly new, as in less than a year old, knit shop in town. It is quite a bit further away than either of the two yarns shops I often frequent, but the shop owner is so nice that I am pleased to spend my knitting dollars with her when possible, and drive the extra distance. The name of the shop is Misknits, and it is worth a visit if you are anywhere near close enough to visit the Kansas City area.

Amber, the owner of Misknits, recommended a yarn that I have never used before. It is Lanett in the cranberry color. It is really affordable, and according to Amber knits up very nicely into socks. I also got a new, new to me that is, type of knitting needles - Hiya Hiya. I also picked up a Plymouth pattern for worsted Galway, of which I will probably substitute Encore for as its ease in washability has me hooked. However, I am going to have to purchase a second copy of this pattern as it seems to have escaped me after leaving the shop. I have turned the house, car, purse, knitting bag upside looking for that pattern, and finally had to give up and turn the air blue with expletives. Since that hasn't helped either, I just e-mailed the shop and asked if they have another copy available. This is the Butterfly sweater that seems to have flown away...


In the meantime, I am going to use the Lanett to knit the Crock Socks from the Pattern I ordered from Sheri at the Loopy Ewe - another great source as well.

Maybe, next time I shall post some pictures of the aforementioned finished objects, then again, maybe not. I may still be in a puppysnatch...

4 comments:

Christy said...

Puppysnatch? Never heard this one before.

Debi said...

Nice to see you Terri, I missed you!

Beth said...

It's...it's.....it's a MIRACLE! Glad to see you're making progress on all things looped. We might need to have a Knit Night at MisKnits........

KnitNana said...

I've missed you! And Natty, too, of course...
(((hugs)))