Thursday, January 26, 2006

The maiden rant.

My nine-dollar (oh, sorry, eight dollar and ninety-nine cent) ball of yarn came in the mail from Patternworks yesterday. Wow, Julie's knitting cashmere, you're probably thinking. Silk? Angora? No. It's plain old wool, Heilo from Dale of Norway. Why am I paying nine bucks for it? Oh, the YARN was only five bucks. The SHIPPING was FOUR FREAKING DOLLARS. Needless to say, I'll be getting my yarn from somewhere else next time. (Incidentally, I ordered the same day from Halcyon Yarns, and they gave me FREE shipping, for a small order.)

What am I doing with Dale of Norway yarn? Good question. As far as I can tell, I'm being a compelte shit of a daugher-in-law. Last, oh, October, I started knitting a Dale of Norway sweater for my father-in-law for Christmas. Dale of Norway #13811. That's the photo of it up there^. I'm doing it in two shades of blue, and cream. (Yes, there are three colors there. You gotta get up on top of it to see the third color. And just so you know - I hate two colored lice.) I ran out of the light blue accent color a couple weeks ago, hence re-ordering and having to go to Patternworks for it on the off chance it's the same dye lot. (I don't know if it's the same dye lot, because I lost the freaking ball band. But it looks good.) Now I need to finish this sweater, change my name to 'Schlep', or convince my father-in-law that he'd look good in a one-armed sweater.

In other news, the Chanel ready-to-wear collection for winter '06 contains a pair of machine knit cashmere leggings for TWELVE HUNDRED FREAKING DOLLARS. Photos not available any longer because the Chanel website ( is now flogging their spring collection. (Does it look like spring out there to you??!!?) Anyway, they're called 'tights' in the description from Chanel, but they don't even have FEET. I'd call 'em leggings. Anyone want me to knit them some leggings? I'll do it for cheap. Say eleven hundred bucks?

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