Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lots of boxes

Cathy worked with me yesterday and got a lot of the tidying/cleaning chores done that I haven't had time to do. Yarn has been put away. Baskets were straightened. The store has been swept and is looking good.

We finished unpacking the last box from madelinetosh. Tosh merino light is well stocked. Good for you but bad for me. I keep pulling out colour combinations for Earth and Sky (the shawl pictured) as well as for the Creekbed Scarf. I will not start another project. :)

I left late in the afternoon for my dad's Christmas party. We had a good time with lots of laughs. Many of the men have been with the company for years - it's like a big family. On the way home Beth and I stopped at the grocery store. I think it is the first time in many, many years that the two of us have done that chore together. We shouldn't do it again for a while. It was expensive!!

By the time I got home I had to sit down and finish the scarf for my chiropractor. It is done and I just have to sew in the tail - which has been done since I started writing my post.

It is the Kidsilk Haze Creation in Smoke. We still have all the colours in stock but have been told that colour 1 (cream) and colour 3 (trance) are sold out which means we can't get any more when our stock is gone.

Here is the vest that is hiding under the scarf. I love anything with the leaf pattern and this vest is no exception. I forgot to add a shawl pin before taking the picture.

Pattern: Sirdar 9224
The pattern goes from size 32/34" to 52/54".

Yarn: we used Zara from Filatura di Crosa

Here are pictures of the new shades of Alpaca Silk from Blue Sky Alpacas. I can't find the colour names right now and don't want to hold up my post. I already missed doing one yesterday.

The green is a bit darker and a bit more khaki in real life. A very nice colour.

I'm guessing that new colours means new patterns will be coming in the new year.

There are no Christmas events tonight but a bit of Christmas shopping still needs to be done. I think I would rather poke my eyes out than go shopping tonight but that's what happens when you leave it to the last minute. I think next year I am going to hire a personal shopper. Or maybe I should think about it a bit earlier in the year. The problem with that is I buy things, put them away and then forget about them.

Chris was amazing on the X Factor last night. I have totally changed my mind and want him to win. I think that he would be very entertaining in concert. Josh would be great to see in a piano bar. Melanie - it would be great to hear her sing one song and that's it. She has an amazing voice but not someone I would listen to for a few hours. I'm very afraid that when we watch the finale tonight they are going to say that Melanie won.

Ondas 96-back in stock
I was just about to hit Publish Post when Nick the Canpar Man walked in with a huge box of Katia Triana, Triana Lux, Ondas (including the colour pictured) and Ondas Lux. If you look above this post it says Cool Scarf Yarns. These are updated with the new colours we received.

I knit this Ondas scarf a few weeks ago and thought that I had put it on the blog. I couldn't find a picture of it in iPhoto. No picture on my iPhone. Then I went back through the blog and couldn't find a picture. I guess I forgot to show it. Seven stitches and one ball of Ondas.

So it has been a bit since I was working on my post and Ms. Canada Post brought in three boxes. One I can't talk about yet. I was asked to take part in a blog tour and the book we will be reviewing has arrived. I will talk more about that next week when I have time to sit and write. The next box was from Churchmouse Yarns. We ran out of patterns for the Easy Folded Poncho and Bias 'Before and After' Scarf. They are back in stock. The last box was from Crystal Palace Yarns. More sock yarn-Sausalito and Panda Silk.

I'm going to hit Publish Post now. I could keep writing but then I might not have anything to say tomorrow.


Lois Evensen said...

Ooooohs and Aaaaaahs for the beautiful yarn. Love the scarves. I am knitting up a storm and still have ideas that I don't have time to make. I do jot them down and review them every once in awhile when ready to start something new. I need to get my yarn up in boxes on the wall so I can have better control over what I have.

Merry Christmas!

Julie said...

Merry Christmas!! Thanks for reading my blog.