Ermmm, oops again…

Weeeeelllll. I may have taken my mum to Haworth on Friday. And I may have taken her to Coldspring to get her some lovely things there. And while I was given some money by a friend to get her stuff, and needed to get a gift for my secret pal, I may have also tripped up and kicked some stuff into my shopping basket, and then bought it. I had to get some more cashmerino aran for a pattern I am testing for someone on Craftster, so that was essential, but I also accidentally got me some Elsebeth Lavold Chunky AL in green. This stuff is yummy. It looks itchy, but feels soft. It has that kind of fibrous look to it, where it doesn’t have ply as such, but you can see the curve of the spinning. There were a couple of loose balls, which felt softer than the stuff in the packet, so I reckon that even tho it is quite nice now, it will soften more with handling (a bit like Kureyon does on blocking). If you want a nosey at it, try here.
My Debbbie Bliss club member gift turned up yesterday too. I hate the pattern, but love the yarn, so I’m going to have to have a think about what to make with it. I’m thinking along the lines of a One Skein Wonder kind of thing, but as I can’t buy the pattern (no credit card to make purchases in other countries 🙁 ), I’ll have to do the old ‘knit a strip till the yarn runs out and seam it up for sleeves’ trick. This yarn definitely demands being next to the skin though. Mmmmmm.
In other news, the stash is now crawling back a little. I’ve nearly finished the back of this, but also have rather a lot of yarn to go before I have finished it. Not an exciting pattern, but the yarn is so cushy that I still enjoy knitting it. I’m still working on the last front piece of the VK bolero, and cast on for the top of the lace leaf pullover, but haven’t really moved very much with it. I’ve also cast on for the pattern testing I mentioned, because that really should take priority so that it can be published, which means yet again I’m delaying finishing any projects, by adding to them. But at least I’m working on the pile in the corner… 🙂

3 thoughts on “Ermmm, oops again…”

  1. Oooh – the sweater you’re working on looks just YUMMY!!!
    Oh -time for me to leave work and go home to KNIT!

  2. Hiya
    Found your blog via google while searching for patterns, and I’m intrigued by your mention of Coldspring Mill. Not so terribly far away down the road, and wondering if it’s worth a trip – but is it only certain times of the year that they do sales, or is it a discount place all of the time? Thanks for your help, and I do enjoy reading your blog. 🙂

  3. Hi- I was just wondering if you finished knitting the lace leaf pullover. I looked for pictures on your site of the finished product, but to no avail. I am knitting this pattern right now too, and so far I really like it. I am curious how yours turned out, especially with the grafting part (which I am terrified of).

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