Another Birthday and Some Yarn Love
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!!
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.
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!
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.