Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The body is strong but the will is weak

I know... I know... I know I said after all the great yarn I got at Julie's tent sale, that I wasn't going to buy any more... I have more than enough yarn to last me to the end of the year (and probably beyond.)

But I was on Ebay... (note to self.. stop logging on to Ebay) checking out some of my favourite bead sellers, and I decided to just take a peek at one of my favourite yarn sellers and well....
Twenty balls of Rowan Bamboo Tape in "Honey"... a nice shimmery beige-gold colour. This is destined to become a "sloppy" sweater... you know, a nice, plain sweater you can just toss on and bum around the house, but with enough panache that you can dress it up and wear it out.
Two balls of Regia sock yarn in "Papillon" (for all you non-French talkers, that means butterfly)
Now, I got so excited when I saw this and it's fabulous price, that I didn't read the listing... one ball is enough for a pair of socks. So, I may end up gifting one ball, or... it may end up as something larger than socks... to be determined.
Two balls of Regia Silk. Now we all know my... 'affinity'... for silk. And if the other sock yarn got me excited, this one made me totally spastastic... it was silk AND pink! (if it had of been green we would have been in real trouble) So again, I didn't read the listing properly...

1) this yarn is 6-ply not 4-ply (the big six on the label should have clued me in) so its heavier than sock yarn. Not a big deal, I'll just make heavier socks!
2) it also takes THREE balls of this yarn to make a pair of socks... not two...

Oops... but I'm still so enraptured by the silk that I don't care... I'll just make ankle socks! And they'll knit up EVEN FASTER!

I've also made some good progress on my Zara cardigan, especially considering I've had very little knitting time since I cast it on on Friday. I'm into ball two, and only a few hours from decreasing for the armholes on the back.

I also sucked it up and ripped back the border of the baby blanket. I'm putting the cardigan away for now until I get that puppy done.

Also, I want to thank everyone who has entered the contest so far. We've already surpassed the number of people we thought would enter (and I've added lots of new blogs to my blog roll so I have so much more to read when I should be working.) I'd also really, really like to thank the people who bought yarn (you know who you are... thank you). It's a great feeling when people want something you've created.

The contest runs till Monday, so please continue spreading the word.


lexa said...

eBay can be a bad place.... lol!

Samantha said...

Oooh ebay! That's why I never go there. That and the fact ebay confuses the hell out of me.

Nice score!

41 comments and counting for the contest! That's amazing! :D

Turtle said...

evil evil evil....but such fun and what cool projects you will make!

Jeanne said...

Pretty yarn - love the bamboo. On the Regia 6-ply - I made a pair of socks with this - and two balls was enough to make a pair - with a 4 inch cuff. I could have made a longer cuff but it was my first pair of toe ups and I was nervous. I love the yarn - it made an amazing pair of socks!

Alisha said...

Oh my gosh...I went on ebay once and looked at yarn. It was a good thing I had no money...if I did it would have been all gone!!!

You got some great stuff!