I finally decided on my next sweater. I’m going to make Starlight from Rowan Classic Style Book 16:
I’m going to be using the recommended yarn – Rowan RYC Silk Wool DK in Porcelain. Now, normally I’d be all for a substitute for such a large project and I was all for it trying to find just the right yarn to use as a substitute when Nick said “Just get it, honey!” As much as I tried to say no and continue to search for a substitute, I just couldn’t say no! We discussed this very large yarn purchase and decided that if I don’t get it now while we can afford it, it will be a long time before I have enough extra money to afford sweater quantities of such a nice (and expensive) yarn.
But…. there was a small problem. I ordered 20 skeins of the yarn (the pattern calls for 19 for the largest size and I wanted one extra “just in case”) and just found an email in my in-box saying that they are one skein short and it will take 7 days to get the yarn to them, then another 2-3 days to get it to me. Now, I’m not a patient person at all. In fact, since Sunday night when I ordered the yarn, I’ve been impatiently waiting thinking that it would be here today or tomorrow. Silly me didn’t check my email and didn’t know until tonight that there was any sort of problem! They were right on and sent the email right away… it was just me holding up the whole process. So… it’ll be at least another week and a half before I get my yarn. Though that makes me sad, I did buy some yarn today for the Panta swap on Craftster and some really pretty sock yarn (it was just one skein because that’s all they had, but it will become ankle socks for me).
In other knitting related things (since I haven’t been posting!)… I am sending my Sock-ret Pal’s last package out tomorrow morning, so stay tuned for a post about the socks I sent! I just finished a sock for me a few days ago and I’ve already started the second one. I don’t have much on the needles right now. Thinking about starting the Argosy scarf from Knitty’s Winter 2006 issue. I got some yarn for it some time ago, but my knitting time was consumed by my Sock-ret Pal’s socks, so I set it aside. Pictures forthcoming of all the good knitting stuff that I’ve been buying and working on.
As a side note…. how do you respond to comments on Blogger? I’m used to LiveJournal where you can respond to someone directly below their comment and also get the response directly in their email. I’m still not too “in the know” about Blogger even though I’ve been using it a while. In my last post someone mentioned emailing links to pictures of the socks, but I don’t know how I’d go about that since I don’t know anyone’s email. Should I put something in the side bar to create an email list? Like sign up to get replies to your comments? I’m not sure what to do. Any ideas? What do YOU do? Thanks in advance for any help :o)