Monday, December 30, 2013

Yarn-Themed Christmas

I no longer have 28 miles of yarn. Because I had a yarn-themed Christmas.

Or maybe I should say I had a bit of a knitting-themed Christmas because it wasn't all yarn. I got two much desired knitting books (The Knitted Slipper Book and Scottish Knits)(and used a Christmas gift card to pick up three more: Knit to Flatter, The Sock Knitter's Workshop, and the visually insane Op-Art Socks). Each book has at least one pattern that I want to cast on for right now but I am making Dan more socks, so I will have to wait a tad.

I will also have to wait until I finish a bit of lacework that I have decided I simply must do. Because I have something pretty that needs covering to keep kitties out: my brand new knitting bowl!

Yarn Bowl

It's fab and I love it and it is amazing how much easier it makes knitting. It even works well to move my yarn around lap- and arm-rest-kitties. I only used it for a day before we went of to St. Louis and I missed it while we were gone - that is the kind of difference it makes. Delightful.

Of course, there was yarn in my knitting-themed Christmas. I met a new yarn store in St. Louis (Knitorious. It's awesome. If you are in STL, you should go there. Even if you don't like yarn) which was delightfully dangerous. And since yarn stores are like potato chips, I was not able to stop at just one. I ended up with yarn goodness from the in-laws and from Dan for Christmas (and a little from myself, too). Okay, maybe it was more than a little.

Alpacas d'Auxvasse Alpaca Sock Yarn Austermann Step Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Dyeabolical Ela Rae Lace Merino Mimi Lotus Yarns Mink Grignasco Knits Kid Seta Grignasco Knits MerinoSilk Imperial Yarn Native Twist Splatter Dash 014 Juniper Moon Farm Findley Dappled KFI Luxury Silk Madeline Tosh Tosh Sock Manos Del Uruguay Alegria Splatter Dash 002 Trekking XXL

So yeah. Now I have 31.7 miles.

Eh. I'm okay with that.


  1. More kittie pictures please!!!! MIL

  2. Those are beautiful! Including the bowl!!! :)

    1. I agree completely! :) And the knitting bowl looks completely perfect with a knitting project sitting in it - lovely!