Thursday, August 24, 2006

Another Birthday and Some Yarn Love

Today is DH birthday!! YEAH!!
I let him pick out one of his presents - a really cool stereo for his truck. I also gave him a book By J.R.R.Tolkien that he didn't even know that he wanted! Those are the best presents I think. That is how I got the camera after all! Since he is the best knit husband and yarn enabler, he also got some yarn! The yarn will eventually be a sweater for him. He likes mine and mentioned that he would like one too. He does not ask for too many handknits from me, but when he says he likes something I find some yarn that he likes and start planning a project!!

Del yarn

This is KnitPicks Wool of the Andes in Sapphire Heather with Donegal Tweed Homespun that I picked up at my LYS last week. The main part of the sweater will be the WoA with the tweed as accent. He likes the cables of my sweater, so I will be using that same non-pattern.

knit picks

I did receive an order from KnitPicks yesterday. Here is a picture. We have the Sapphire Heather (15 skeins), Concord Grape Gloss, Dusk Gloss, and Bare Merino in fingering weight. The Gloss is lovely!! It is a merino/silk blend sock yarn. Soft, Shiny, Sensual. I love this yarn (not in the weird way), but I am not thrilled with the lack of color choices. Maybe some more colors will be added later. It is worth trying just for the feel factor. Besides socks, I can see this being a nice scarf or small neck mobius, something close to the skin would be great! The Bare is soft too! It is merino after all! And I am sure someday it will be dyed and knit into socks!

Sweater Update

2nd sweater 4 skeins2nd sweater closeup

Here are some update pictures of my second sweater. The color is accurate on the pic on the top. I have just finished the 4th skein. I tried it on last night and I am thinking one more skein and then I will separate the sleeves from the body. Maybe that will be tonight depending on birthday celebrations, if not, then tomorrow.


Blogger Kathy said...

Happy birthday to your wonderful husband! I'm glad to see you're spoiling him.

Great yarn haul from KnitPicks. I want to fondle it!

Your cabled sweater looks fantastic. I can't wait to see it.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Ann said...

Tell your hubby happy b'day from Ohio. I loooooooooooove the colors of the yarns. Thats going to be a great sweater for Dell. And looks like youre doing such a great job with the cabled sweaters your making now. ahh to cable.. its fun no?

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Brie said...

Happy birthday to your hubby!

I really like the colors you've picked out for his sweater, and your second one is coming along so fast!

8:47 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Happy BD to your hubby, he's a peach, as my Aunt Rene would say. The colors you picked for his sweater are wonderful.

I am glad to see a picture of the finished sweater. It seems you knit sweaters with the same speed as your socks! Very zippy...

The new sweater is looking fab also. I'm happy you are enjoying the new obsession. Do you still want the odds and ends of the sock yarns I have for your toes and heels? I had to rip out the blue/green from dye day, but I have a couple of other bits for you. Let me know and I'll drop them at the gate.

10:31 PM  

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