Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Yarn Collecting & Weekend Recap

I think it's time to close the PayPal account and hand my credit card to DH. Since I have had some health problems lately and don't have a lot of energy to be out and about, I've spent a lot of time inside sleeping, watching movies, a bit of knitting and online shopping. Yesterday, I received an order from The Loopy Ewe, today I received an order from KnitPicks and then today I placed an order with Peaches & Cream (which is the fault of today's post from Amy).

First up, yesterdays delights from The Loopy Ewe! Two skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in camouflage, a skein of Louet Gems in white, and The Loopy Ewe tote. The tote is definitely larger than I'd expected and will easily carry my current sock project (or two). Since this was my second Lorna's Laces order, there really wasn't much oohing and aahing although the camouflage color will be perfect for DH. I must confess that the favorite part of the order was the Louet Gems sport weight yarn. It's obviously not due to the color, but the yarn feels amazing! I'll probably be casting on with this yarn next. It's too tempting not too!

What's not pictured is a skein of Lane Borgosesia Cashwool in Red, because it's being returned. Not because the yarn isn't absolutely fabulous, but because I do not like the color. It looked like a true red on my monitor, but when I received it, I thought "ICK, that looks like neon red". The Loopy Ewe has a wonderful return policy, so I'm mailing it back to her tomorrow.

Today, from KnitPicks, I received their lace weight Shadow yarn in Sunset Heather. I also ordered lace blocking wires, but for some reason they didn't arrive with the yarn. Oh well, it's much easier to fondle yarn than blocking wires. I was hoping the yarn would be good, but I was honestly surprised at how nice this yarn is for such a low cost. I purchased 3 skeins of it which totals to be 1,320 yards for only $7.47. I'm not sure what lucky shawl pattern I'll choose, but whatever it is, it won't matter since the yarn is so lovely.

Obviously I'll show you what I ordered from Peaches & Cream when it arrives and obviously I'm planning to knit a dishcloth or two (or three or four).

The grandkids had their last itty bitty t-ball game on Sunday. It was played at the Lake Elsinore Diamond where the Lake Elsinore Storm plays. The Storm is not only the farm team of the San Diego Padres MLB team, but I also discovered that their logo is the best selling logo worldwide for the New Era Cap Company.

After the kids game, there was a break to give the grandkids their medals and grab a bite to eat before the Storm played their game on the field. Since the grandkids sold the most tickets on their team, they each got to accompany one of the players out on the field before the national anthem. Since it was miserably hot that day and #2 didn't get his nap, he was a bit too grumpy to do this, but #1 was out in left field with his hot off and over his heart. So cute. Too bad my camera couldn't capture it since he was so far away. Must be time to ask DH for a new camera.

During all the waiting around between each game, I got in some great knitting time on my socks. I believe this is my first Knit in Public photo. DH looked a bit puzzled when I asked him to take this photo, but then he obviously decided not to question a woman sitting in 80+ degree temperatures with pointy needles.

17 comments:

tiennie said...

Great KIP photo!

Totally understanding the need to order more sock yarn!

flutter said...

Hey feel better, you.

Dipsy said...

Awww, that's some goodie yarn that you've reveived! And mind you, I so totally believe in the magical curing powers of retail therapy - I'm sure you're already feeling a lot better by now, don't you? Sending lots of well wishes and good vibes over from across the pond!

Micki said...

What a coincidence--I'm knitting with Knit Picks Shadow right now. It's nicer than I expected it to be.

Love the knitting in public shot! There's such a contrast between you and the guy eating junk food in the background. :)

Sending you healthy vibes...

Carole Knits said...

The grandkids are adorable! You look adorable, too.

KeanaLee said...

I hope that you feel better soon. I hate not being able to do much of anything.
The kiddies look so cute in their uniforms.
Love the yarns, all of them. KNit on!

Spincerely said...

I admire your shopping prowess! Hope you feel better soon:)

Karen said...

Hurray for lots of shopping!!! I hope you don't freeze your PayPal or your credit card - it's so much fun to see your loot. :) Sorry you haven't been feeling well though. Love your KIP picture. Go go go!!

jillian said...

But you need sock and lace yarn to feel better! Period.

Brena said...

I hope you feel better!

Can't wait to hear about the Louet Gems... I've been thinking about that yarn forever now.

Laura said...

Great yarn haul! That tote's pretty cute. KnitPicks' yarns always surprise me with how lovely they are, especially for the price! I've wondered about the Shadow yarn. Good to know it's a nice yarn. :-) Hm.

Laura said...

P.S. Get better!

amy said...

can't wait to see what peaches & creme you picked out and glad i could enable (though it sounds like you do just fine on your own!). :)

Christine said...

Great pics! OH those boys are cute and I'm loving the baseball knitting shot too! My boyfriend knows not even to ask why when he has to help with my knitting shots.

What are you making with the camo yarn? I have 2 skeins of the same stuff in the stash just because they looked boyish! Haven't figured out what to make yet.

Hang in there shopping lady. I'm feeling fine and doing damage with NO EXCUSES. dang. Get some good movies and get knitting!

lynda said...

I do hope you're feeling better soon. That's just no fun.

I, too, was impressed with the KnitPicks Shadow yarn. What a deal!

SJ said...

I really like the Knit Picks Shadow; I have a whole bunch of it in my stash. One thing I really like about it is that it felts, so you can do a felted join when you start a new skein and then you don't have to worry about weaving in ends in the middle of a lace shawl or stole.

Hasbu said...

You can never have too much yarn, can you? :)