Sunday, December 24, 2006

Soon, soon....

It's Christmas Eve.... so much excitement. I had to take my husband to the ER for an allergic reaction to ??. We're not sure. That took about 4 hours. I'm feverishly working to finish the hat now and get all the flowers done. I've got the scarf blocking upstairs and it's almost ready for a picture debut.

Stay tuned.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Debbie Bliss.... Why Why Why???????

So... I'm back. I've been sick for just about 3 weeks. So sick, I couldn't do any knitting :-( Crazy isn't it. I've been catching up but I'll neverr be back on track with what needed to be done for Christmas.

In any event, I started the scarf and hat from my last post. Do you know, that the pattern calls for 2 skeins for each the hat and scarf. I started the hat and I didn't have enough yarn. Well.... I bought that yarn in Columbia MD and I wasn't going back there so I went to my local yarn store in Alexandria, VA. They had the yarn but I was worried about the dye lot. The woman told me right off the bat that they have had problems with all the patterns in this book and they have been telling all their customers that you will need more than what the pattern calls for. I wish the ladies at the place where I had picked it up knew that at the time.

Any who... Picked up another skein and darn it - it was so close in color to the ones that I had. I pulled the price tag off of it when I got home and found out that it was the SAME DYE LOT! Crazy! I guess I got lucky. Why Debbie Bliss, oh why?

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Did I say cashmere?

OMG. Look at this.... it's cashmere. Debbie Bliss PURE cashmere. It's beautiful. It's wonderful. It's so so so soft. I don't know what possessed me to purchase this yarn but when I saw the pattern for this cute little ensemble and I just couldn't resist. Who is that girl? I think it's her fault. Yea, let's blame it on her.