Thursday, September 18, 2008

YAY. Premature worrying yesterday. My order arrived this afternoon and has been properly stashed (har).


I placed a large Knit Picks order last week (I even scaled it back a little bit...see, I have some control). As is everyone who knits, I am always extremely eager to receive wool in the mail. This time I'm hoping and praying to the knitting gods that the shipping is slow. It was shipped from KP on Wednesday and the tracker says it was in Ohio yesterday with no new updates thus far. My experience is that it takes 2-4 days to arrive on my doorstep after the Ohio stop. The likelihood it arrives on one of the two days I DON'T want it to are looking mighty. Saturday and Monday Jim is home and can see what the mailman brings. Were it a simple envelope, I could easily hide that, but this is going to be a big ass box and I fear there is no hiding that.

Plan A is I've been devising ways to get him out of the house, but this is not at all likely. Plan B is that I have also been trying to think up lies as to what the order consists of, but I'm coming up short - there's only a couple of things in the order that qualify as presents. Plan C involves me trying to develop a plan where I'm outside when the mailman arrives (and Jim isn't) and I can stealthily throw the box into my car for opening at a later day.

Cross your fingers that my order either speedily arrives tomorrow or slowly arrives Tuesday. I need to plan my ordering days better, I think. I ordered on a Friday and their stuff usually gets to me in a week. In my eagerness to touch new wool I didn't even consider that. Bah.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

oooh shiny

I'm oddly intrigued by this new (I think?) Glow in the Dark yarn. I may have to make a trip to Michaels to check it out. I'm a total Halloween hor anyway, so this may give me an excuse to knit something Halloweeny.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008



Is it possible to be completely infatuated with a knitted item (or two)?

Because I am. I want to whisk these socks away to a deserted island and have multitudes of babies with them.

Pattern: Knotty or Knice
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock lightweight
Colorway: Valkyrie

Further details in Ravelry :)