***After all the agonizing, I ended up not going to Stitches East today, and you might think I'd be bummin' about that, but I'm really not. It was another beautiful Autumn day right here in Rivah City, and so I made my way down to Carytown to do a little shopping, and while there stopped in the Yarn Lounge, (of course!) and got my greedy little paws on some of the new sock yarn that Stewart is offering:
Y'all know that the Yarn Lounge has a blog now, right? It's a great way to keep up with all the new yarns they get in on a daily basis. When I saw their picture of that new sock yarn, I knew I'd be paying them a visit within the week, and I was so glad to see that the colorway I liked was still in stock. As of about 3:30 pm today there was still one more ball of that colorway available, in case anyone else also has their heart set on it. Coincidentally, Wendy is currently knitting socks from that exact colorway, and it was really nice to see how it knits up. I love how it stripes, and I especially love the turquoise in it. The aloe and jojoba are just a bonus. I hope to start some socks with this yarn sometime after the new year, as I'm hip-deep in holiday knitting until then.
The Yarn Lounge was a-hoppin' with activity so I didn't stay long. It was good to see all the regulars -- Stewart, Melanie, Sangeeta, Cate, and Susan. After a little more Carytown shopping and then a stop at the grocery store, I came home to find a package on my porch. It was my surprise from Robin F. for winning her blogiversary blog contest! Hooray!
Smart girl included chocolate:
(arguably) even better than chocolate were the four hanks of recycled silk yarn she also included. Robin -- did you spin that yarn yourself? It's just lovely! I wonder what it should become? I am open to suggestions. I'm not sure of the yardage -- it doesn't appear to have a label, but I'm guessing about 100 yards per hank. So, what to do with 400 yards of recycled silk -- anyone? Anyone? Buehler?
Also included were these sweet stitch markers:
Robin -- did you make these, by chance? You gotta know I especially love that turquoise one!
Thank you so much, Robin, for making my day!
And thank you, Stewart, for getting in new sock yarn! :-)
Now, I have a hat to finish before my niece's birthday party tomorrow, so, later!