So, Spring Break is over around here, and we settle back into what passes for normal in Shadowland.
My parents came for a visit. We had a pleasant low key time, during which somehow almost no knitting got done. At least none worth photographing.
Just before they arrived, I received my Pirate Shirt
That's me saying yarrrrrn....
I loved it so much, I bought one for Elizabeth too. And now DH wants one three! tee hee.
Also arriving a week ago was some incredible yarn from Lisa Souza. Oh my... baby alpaca/silk blend. It was DIVINE. Alas, the color wasn't what I'd expected (the pic shows what happens when the dye does its dance with wool... Same process with alpaca silk yields a much paler version). Try as I might, I could not persuade myself that the yarn would work for it's intended purpose -- nor could I come up with any other plans for that particular color. :-( My mother agreed with me (since the object in question is intended for her sister, I thought she'd be a good judge of color). When I emailed Lisa to see if I could return or exchange it, she was incredibly gracious.... so the yarn is on it's way back to her. All this means is that I'm doing daily browsing sessions at LisaKnit.com to find something I "need," and thus suffering daily bouts of yarn lust.
So, today, I drove the dear parents to the airport, and secretly hoped that they'd be denied access to the plane. I love my folks, and no visit with them is ever long enough. Someday, I'll find us jobs closer to my parents so I can see them more often.
I then set out for errands. yuck.
But...during the errand running, I came to a realization. Like some who blog, I hate my hair. It's never cooperating; the curls defy order or even continuity. But suddenly, I realized something, catching my reflection in a shop window. My hair behaves much like Stephanie's hair! I have Yarn Harlot Hair! Woo hoo. Now, I may be able to wear it as a badge of knitterly honor (or unbearable groupie-ness... whatever). MY hair and I are eager to see her in Oakbrook.
Also during errand running, which included getting my glasses fixed (they ground one of the lenses wrong so we had to have a do-over), I had some time to kill in the dreaded mall. This led to trying on clothes, which led to buying a pair of SIZE 4 pants!!! Size FOUR people! Not that I'm proud or anything... but ... size FOUR.
Anyway...when I got home from taking the dear parents to the airport and prowling around the local mall, I found this:
This, dear readers, is BRAND NEW sock yarn from Just Our Yarns. It's even better than size four jeans. I'll be sock designing now... and though I had ideas before I saw it, I realized that they were very color dependent, and just won't do with this color. Already, though, new ideas are percolating.
I hate mustard yellow -- it's in there. I hate olive green -- it's in there too. But I LOVE this yarn!