Saturday, June 07, 2008

Flying Visit

This really is a "flying" visit - I am off to Sorrento (yet again) with mother and we are leaving tomorrow! What with all the chaos at work, the fact that I'm going so soon simply slid by me. I thought I'd better check in here before you all thought I'd gone down another black hole.

There hasn't been enough knitting done lately, due to the aforementioned chaos at work (I was there 35 hours between Sunday and Wednesday - I usually work 12 hours a week.). I have only managed to do about three squares on the sock yarn blanket, which is now up to 280 squares. However, there has been a very generous offer from Kelly - she sent me some yarn!

At this point, I should be showing you pictures of said yarn. Blogger is playing up, as usual, so there may be no pictures today. Edited later: Blogger has relented - we have lift-off.

Kelly sent me four skeins of sock yarn:

Plymouth "Happy Feet" a beautiful blue colour way:

Brown Sheep "Wildfoote" in colour "Sonatina":

Lorna's Laces "Shepherd Sock" in colour "Childsplay", which looks like a box of crayons - yellow, green, blue, orange, purple, pink:

Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn in colour "Peacock", which is, not surprisingly, the colour of a peacock - green, purple, blue. That's the one on the right - for some strange reason there is no close-up of that.

How very kind and generous! Kelly has a yarn shop in Circle Pines, Minnesota and I would urge you to go and visit her. I'm not quite sure where Circle Pines is, but if you are anywhere near it, you will surely know where to find it. Go and say hello from me.

Just in case any lace knitters out there have been in suspended animation for the past week, I'd just like to point out that Lacis have reprinted Herbert Niebling's "Lyra" - a very beautiful and very rare pattern that was selling on e-bay for about $150 only last week. Needless to say, it's in the post.

I leave you with the back field:

Next week's back field will be "un prato", and if I can find one, you shall have one.