Happy Birthday Mom! We are off for a fun-filled day of yarn shopping and lunch. Granny will be accompanying us. I tried to rope a certain swine lovin’ knitter into coming but she already has birthday lunch plans.
I came home from work yesterday to a rather large parcel of Koigu. I didn’t think I would have quite enough for my modified Alligator Wrap. I am not exactly sure what happened. I placed the order over the phone and, well, I got me a lot of Koigu. The service was great though. I think I ordered it late Monday afternoon and it was here by Wednesday. The ladies at Ewe Knit Kits were super helpful and patient with me. I admit I am a sucker for free shipping. So I bumped up my order to get it. I am not sure how I feel about this other batch of colors. I am going for turquoise. You know, the variation in screen colors! But I am bringing it over to my mom’s and we may do a swap. If not, I can probably piece together a scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
I am continuing to work on pulsewarmers. I mentioned in an earlier post that I finished one pair. They need to be mailed. They are subtle but I think the recipient might appreciate that. They are super soft knit in the Elann Peruvian Cashemere with Miyuki 8/0 seed beads again using Caryn’s pattern. Ann, at her request, is getting the same pattern. I finished the first and was working on the second watching Lost. Doh. I am 8 beads short of finishing. I hate when that happens. I started another pulsewarmer last week in the green Baby Ull. The pattern is something I saw online and charted. I am not sure how well I like it as it doesn’t seem to have enough beads. Can you see the wave pattern? There is a fine line between too few and overkill!
Earlier in the week, Norma posted a picture of the pulsewarmers I knit for her and there was a question about the yarn I used. It is a Finnish yarn called Takana by Helmi Vuorelma Oy. It is a 2 ply yarn–one ply worsted and one ply woolen spun. Sadly, it is discontinued. A good replacement, says my mom–the mitten maven–is Satakieli, available from SchoolHouse Press.