Thursday, October 05, 2006

Riches.

My Elann order came today. (Why did I think Elann was in Canada? 'Cause they support Knitty? 'Cause they have US and Canadian dollars on their web site? 'Cause I'm an idiot?) I am now sure that the colors displayed on my computer monitor are inaccurate. But it's not too bad.



Actually, I don't think the color on my camera is accurate either... but that's dark green Highland Wool for the husbeast's Christmas sweater. It's going to be kind of a fisherman's gansey; there's a whole other bag of the wool, but you get the idea.



This is 100% cotton Sonata, destined for a ME project after Christmas. I don't wanna get into it to much because it may well become a Knitty article and Amy prefers we not blast photos of our designs around the internet before she publishes them (I will give you a hint, though - Horst Schultz). I like the variegated, but I'm not thrilled with all the contrast colors - that brownish orange is supposed to be peach. I need to order more colors. (I love ordering more colors.) Some peach, some hot pink, some yellow. Yeah. Needs yellow. I can wear bright yellow in small amounts without looking like I have liver disease.

Remember when I said I slipped and fell on my credit card and bought some crochet cotton? Here it is, since I was taking photos of yarn anyway:



600 yards of DMC #10 crochet cotton, variegated. I want to knit up a doily or three with it and see what happens. It'll either be totally cool or an utter mess. No middle of the road for me.

And these just happened to jump into my hand while I was out picking up some tapestry needles the other night:



Blue ombre tatting thread. Size 80. Because the size 70 wasn't crazy enough. More lace. Maybe next year's state fair entry. Ahahaha.

6 comments:

Sheepish Annie said...

Riches, indeed! Very nice! I, for one, am enjoying your lace knitting. So pretty!!!

April said...

Elann is in Canada. Across the street from the funeral home that cremated my mother. Which is kind of a morbid thing to say but well ... it's the truth. I'm also quite sure there's some irony in there somewhere but for the life of me I can't find it.

Bells said...

oh my. I want to go shopping!!!

Do you do tatting Julie? I've just felt a reawakening in me to learn, after a failed attempt in my teens. I still have the shuttle. I think it could be very, very cool.

TrishJ said...

I want to learn to tat! I do!

So are you pleased with husbeast's wool?

And what if he reads your blog? Then he'll KNOW! SHHHHHH...

Amy Lane said...

an embarrassment of riches--and a surpluss of insane optimism...I like that in a knitter...

Ellen said...

I think what happens, if I remember correctly, that Elann is based in Canada but if you are buying from the US, it is shipped from ... Seattle or something?