Saturday, April 28, 2007

Oops I did it again!

I placed another order with Sheri at The Loopy Ewe. That darn free shipping and handling for orders over $50 gets me everytime. That also happens to me with KnitPicks and their $45 free shipping limit. Oh, and did I fail to mention I also placed an order with them on the same day? Somebody please help me. So are you wondering what I ordered? Guess you'll have to wait until everything arrives so I have photos of it. (he he he)

Did I hear you just ask what's on my needles? (Or, were you cursing me for not telling you what I ordered?) Well, not pictured is the Handsome Triangle Scarf and the Matinee Coat because there's not much of a change in either. I just cast off a square for Julie and it's currently blocking although I don't have a photo of it. I did start a sock though! I know, you're not surprised. I mean, how could *I* not have a sock on my needles? This is Cherry Tree Hill Supersock yarn in the Green Mountain Madness colorway and I'm knitting it into the Snake River Socks pattern. I love the yarn, I love the pattern, and I think I may give these to my mom for Mothers Day. After all, she does live next to the Snake River.

I also received my order from Sundara Yarn. I ordered this sock yarn back in March and had honestly forgotten about it so it was a very nice surprise to see Mr. Mailman bring me a package. I ordered this yarn for 3 reasons.
1.) She lives in the city I was born and left my heart in: Seattle, Washington.
2.) The yarn is named after one of my most favorite trees: Cherry Blossom.
3.) Her yarn always sells out and I was curious to see if the yarn is as good as I've heard.
Although I haven't knit with it yet, I can say that I'm very thrilled with my purchase even though with the shipping and handling costs, I doubt I'll order very often from her in the future. We'll see if I still say that though after I knit with it.

I also received the sweetest surprise from Entrelac. I was commenting to her that I needed a contrasting stitch marker so I could identify the center of my shawl and before I knew it, I had this beautiful blue Swarovski crystal marker in my mailbox. She even sent me this one from her personal collection ... for free! I am in love with these dangle free stitch markers and I'm definitely impressed by Ana and her amazing turnaround time and customer service.

Inspired by Teyani's post, here's "my knitting spot". This is where I usually sit to do all of my knitting. DH and I have been married for almost 4 years, and the first 2 1/2 years were spent sitting on the sofa next to him. However, when I learned to knit, I then discovered that this chair was more comfortable than the sofa, so I moved and poor DH has had the sofa all to himself. He probably prefers it though since when we used to sit together and he'd start to doze off, I'd tap him to wake up. Now he's across the room and when he dozes off to sleep during a movie we're supposed to be watching together, I just ignore him and keep knitting. He gets his beauty rest, and I work on my knitting. We're both happy.


Carole Knits said...

Dale and I sit on the couch together and I put my feet in his lap and he rubs them while I knit. Until he dozes off. That part seems to be universal. ;-)

Karen said...

Okay, now you've gone and done it. I finally caved and ordered a set of those stitch markers too. You've raved about them so much, I just had to try them myself. Shoot, I should have put a note on my order to tell her you sent me. Duh. :) Can't wait to see your new yarns. And that chair looks so comfy. Pea and I "share" the couch - but I have to admit, I usually end up with my feet and legs on his side. :)

Anonymous said...

I love the color of that Sundara yarn. Can't wait to see the rest of your loot :)

Micki said...

Heh, I used to sit on the sofa with my husband too, but now I've taken up residence on a big chair. I must say, though, my chair isn't as comfortable as yours looks.

Because of your glowing reviews, I recently placed an order for some of Entrelac's stitch markers. I'm not particularly fond of the dangling markers that are so popular, so I'm really excited about these. All knitters deserve pretty things.

KeanaLee said...

I've done the same thing, I used to be on the couch now I am on a big chair, sometimes he makes me come back over & sit with him because he is lonely but that is not too often. I love the Cherry Blossom, it really is beautiful.

Yarn It said...

OMG, your comments on your husband needing his beauty rest cracked me up. Funny how we change after a few years of marriage and the introduction of knitting - but we don't love them anyless, that's for sure.

I am on the same kick with ordering. I just don't have enough time to knit up all that yarn right now!

You will most likely love Sundara's yarn. I love it. Her yarn is a very good quality and she is an excellent color artist. I fell in love with my Cherry Blossom! I got the worsted merino and it is soooo soft.

And there you go again - another pair of socks!

Brena said...

Beautiful yarns! And your chair looks very comfy.

Laura said...

You are such a tease! Love the new socks. That snakey pattern is totally cool. I don't think that your Green Mountain Madness CTH yarn is the same as my green CTH yarn after all.

Love that Cherry Blossom yarn. What fun! And perfect for your spectrum project. ;-)

That was really sweet of Ana to send you the new stitch marker. And such a pretty one, too.

Finally! A view in your house. Love seeing your oh-so comfy looking knitting chair.

flutter said...

That chair looks fabulous. Also, cherry blossom yarn? Fantastic!

Teyani said...

thanks for the sneak peek into your home :-) Love it. and it looks like a fabulously comfy chair as well.
I'm chuckling here, since it seems that the husband's falling asleep while we knit is a universal thing (grin)
Nice Sundara yarn btw !

tiennie said...

Great knitting spot! Enjoy the Sundara Yarn - I love it!

Kathy said...

Oh Sundara Yarn ....thanks for the link. I so enjoy your blog.

Dipsy said...

Now, if there ever was a perfect knitting spot, then it's definitely yours! This chair looks so heavenly comfy, I guess I wouldn't ever get up again if I'd ever sat in it! ;)
And that Sundara yarn - yummy!!!

Hasbu said...

That Sundara yarn is beautiful!