Saturday, August 05, 2006

I went on vacation to Myrtle beach, South Carolina. I know some of y'all are probably saying, "didn't you just come back from Hawaii?" Yup sure did, you can never have too much vacation though.
I went to Knitting up a Storm with my sister while I was down there. We had a blast and she taught me how to do the cast on for these.
Yes that is Noro but no it is not the Noro that I pictured ages ago that my sister gifted to me. It's new Noro that I bought at Knitting up a storm along with this Noro( no Janet your eyes are not deceiving you, the stuff below is not the stuff I bought with you, I actually went back the next day and got this and the tweed that I put back when I was with you but the mary janes pictured above are from the yarn we bought together;I know really bad but true.)
So now I'm working with 6 skeins (well actually 4ish since I'm actually making the one pair of Mary Janes) of Noro wool in my stash. I love that stuff. It is so beautiful, artistic even.
The set pictured above are a Christmas gift. I think I will knit one more set for another gift and then eventually a set for me--it's really easy now that I know how to cast on for it, then again I haven't done any of the finishing but the the finishing is crochet and if I don't say so myself I'm pretty beast at crochet...anyway, I've actually bought a lot of yarn but I just haven't been showing it off. I am in the mists of consolidating my stash, getting rid of the stuff I've had since I was a little girl and organizing it all. I will try to take more pics of what I've got as the process goes on. Before I went on vacation I did order my ball winder and swift. Today for the first time. I rolled my own balls of yarn with them. I had some lovely Lorna's laces Bullfrogs and butterflies (wool/mohair blend) in my stash that I balled up. This stuff was an impulse buy long ago because I love wool and the colors were just so beautiful. I have 380 yds of it so if y'all have any suggestions feel free to tell me. I've actually been thinking of doing a blanket with this yarn as the focal point in the middle and some other yarn as borders. Don't totally know about that though so ... Do tell.
O yeah, can you believe that there is another black purl who has a biracial family and is living in California-AND she knits? What are the odds? Can we say twilight zone, well at least for my sister that is. Anyway, I have some yarn on it's way to you if you're reading. Its some cheapy stuff that I've been carrying around for ages but haven't used. I hope this helps you with your charity work. I have it packaged up and ready to mail to you this week so look for it next week. I'm sure I'll blog about when I've mailed it off.

5 comments:

blackpurl said...

those colors look great!

Sounds like you had a great time there!

Becky said...

Lucky you and your wonderful vacations! I think it's fab that your sister knits; I wish mine did. We have so much in common and I have fun with her, but I would have even more fun if I were able to knit with her.

And...viva bicultural families! I come from one myself, and when I married I formed a multicultural family. Diversity is goooooooooood.

Ninabeena said...

My sister and I both married and have biracial families (though I don't have any children yet). I have to admit I think it is really beautiful and special. Diversity is indeed very good. :-)

Black Purl said...

Okay... I want that swift! Knitpicks? It's REALLY getting old using the back of the baby's highchair.
I cannot believe you bought more Noro....wait a minute, yes I can you LOVE that stuff. Oh yeah, I met some Army wives tonight @ a deployed spouse function....WOW thier husbands are gone for 15 months......and I am all in a tizzy over 4........

Ninabeena said...

My life is so much better since I got the ball winder and swift. It's the cheapy one but it gets the job done. Cost me 60 + at Knit Picks. I wonder if it really makes a huge difference to have a wooden swift. I love my plastic/metal just fine- it's like an umbrella, I had no idea
I do love that Noro. I couldn't help myself; plus with that sale going on there I slept on it and decided I couldn't resist. Especially since I'm going thru the process of purging my stash.
I'm glad you got a chance to talk to other women. I'm sure it helped to put things into perspective and also to provide some comfort too. You guys are all in the same boat.