Saturday, July 21, 2007

Can't talk . . . Reading

The Harry Potter book arrived a little while ago, time to start reading! I've got a lot of things going on this weekend, but I think that I can get a good start.

In knitting news, I'm at row 89 of Mystery Stole 3, but since our sewing room is torn apart I don't have a place to lay it out for photos. Maybe when I get to the end of Chart B I'll rig something up!

This week I received two outstanding packages, one was the first shipment of Yarnpirate's Booty Club. The colors are not what I would normally choose myself, but I do like them a lot. I don't want to take time to put together a spoiler screen right now (I want to start reading!), so I'll hold off on the photos. The second package was from Wooly Wonka Fibers, and it contained my Bee Fields Shawl pattern and yarn in Tupelo Honey:

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I love the yarn--the color is a little more saturated than I expected, which is a relief. I was worried that it would be too pastel / white, but it isn't at all. Also, it's very, very soft, even to my somewhat wool-sensitive hands. The yarn came in three skeins, one bigger than the other two. I started winding the bigger skein, but I screwed it up somehow and it's going to take a really long time to fix, so I just wound one of the smaller skeins. That way, I can get started on the shawl (but probably not this week) and deal with the other skein once I'm fully sucked in.

In sewing room renovation news, the first coat of paint is on the walls (except for a little under the not-working wall heater) and I think that we can get the second coat on this afternoon / evening. The color is called "weathered sandstone", it's a light beigey color. It really helps that there are only two walls that need paint! The plan is to have carpet put in next week, and then it's just needs organization and a massive purging of 40 years of craft crap that has accumulated. Easy, right?

Time to get cracking on the book!

5 comments:

Ami said...

Oh... I really want to do the bee shawl... but I think I might do it in an altoghter different colour. Maybe even a different yarn. I'm waiting to see what other people do before I jump in. Good luck on the massive purging... I need to do that so bad right now too.

Laura said...

I'm curious to see how far you got on the book this weekend...I finished it a few minutes ago. I loved it! Sad that it's over, of course, but that's to be expected...

tiennie said...

Have fun reading!

www.knittingnutter.com said...

That is beautiful yarn! Can't wait to see your progress on the mystery stole.

annmarie said...

I love the more intense color of the Tupelo Honey. Most of the photos on Anne's webpage make it look a lot paler. By the way, I've started a "no-pressure" KAL for the Bee Fields on blogger if you'd like to join! I'm still waiting for my yarn to get here - I ordered the Buckwheat Honey. :)