I feel like its Christmas & My birthday again! Why? Because I have some awesome friends who got me gift certficiates to the knitting store for both occassions & I hadn't been up to this store in awhile. Oh, I've been to other yarn stores, but just not this particular one. It's just hard for me to visit this one because this is the store that me & Steph would go & knit at almost every weekend for hours on end. It's just hard, weird & not the same to be there anymore. But anytime I can get some knitting stuff on a gift certificate - I was excited!!!!!!!
So this is my new collection to add to my stash!
First of all - my book! "Victorian Lace for Today" - this has to be one of the most beautiful books I've ever seen - even if I didn't knit! The photography in it is gorgeous! And knitting lace has been a goal for my 2008 knitting year & I've had many who suggested this book. It looks like there are projects that seem simple enough (goodie) all the way to projects that I can only HOPE to accomplish someday. Should be fun!
Then I got 4 more skeins of Catalina Alpaca yarn! I LOVE this yarn. I made a "Hannah Wrap" a few years back in the brown & its probably my most favorite project I've ever made! It was a fun knit & just so soft - I wanted to hold that yarn forever. So I figure I'll make another bright colored one. I may end up deciding to do another pattern in the end, but I'm just excited to finally get this yellow. I've been eyeing it for years! Now, its at my house to look at every day. How lucky am I?
And Finally - I got talked into this sock yarn - the Ambrosia! Now, for those of you who know nothing about knitting or knitting socks - let me just tell you - this yarn is made up of Alpaca, Cashmere & Silk!!!!!!!! Can you imagine? Think of what clouds would feel like - that's what I'm picturing it'll feel like walking in these socks! And I'm excited that its a solid color yarn so I can do some sort of beautiful pattern in them as well. I can't wait to see how they knit up. I hope I dont get addicted to this yarn - it comes up to about a $23.oo pair of socks! Who says that luxury is cheap?
So thanks to Jennifer (oy!) and Sam, Jacob, Amanda, Cayla & Nate for all my knitting goodies!!