Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Gifts for Moi

Look what my brother brought me back from his travels in Tibet? Yak yarn! For some reason, I thought yak yarn would be very scratchy, but this is so very soft. And such pretty colors.

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Close up shots:

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So cool! I am thinking of making a stripey, lacey shawl. No idea about the pattern yet though.

And, I am extremely late in properly thanking bySarah for these lovely stitch markers (there is a fourth hiding somewhere around here). I heart them. If you want some, check out this store.

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And an almost finished project: a not-yet-felted tea cozy made from Noro Kureyon.

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With the white stripe at the top, followed by the darker green in the tip, it kind of looks like a boob. But felting will probably allow me to make the tip less nipple-shaped. And if not, a boob-shaped cozy is fine for my tea. Kind of appropriate, really.

I am going to MD Sheep and Wool on Saturday! I am tres excited. It's my first time. Last year I was out of town and the year before, I actually tried to go to a yarn shop but it was closed for sheep and wool and I had no idea such an event even existed! But I am ready and have a plan (well, sort of. Ok, no, not at all. I wrote down the yarn I need for a bunch of patterns that I want to make, but I feel like I'll be so overwhelmed that I'll just wonder aimlessly.) But still, super excited. And, since it's my birthday at the end of May, I suggested to G that he NOT go to all the trouble of buying me a birthday present and that I'll just spend a little extra at sheep and wool. Normally, he likes to be very secretive and romantic and think up a very special gift (like a vintage copy of Anne of Green Gables, my favorite childhood book). And it's so sweet. But I am ok w/ not having a big surprise this year if I get to buy more yarn! :)

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Yak yarn...how cool!!!
Thanks for the free advertising!!!

Coleen said...

A S&W virgin!!! You are going to freak out! It is so cool. I cannot wait! See you Saturday!

Javajem said...

Yak yarn!! Awesome! I'm jealous!

I can't wait to see your reaction to Sheep and Wool - my first year (last year) I was so overwhelmed I couldn't do anything but wander and try to close my mouth and stop the drool!

See you Saturday!

KnitPastis said...

That's awesome that you got something from Tibet! I love the stitch markers too.

Yay, you are going to have a great time at the festival. I totally forgot all about it. Otherwise, I would have been there snatching up SOCKS THAT ROCK really fast. They sell out quickly!

mel said...

oooh - yak yarn - yummm! What are you going to do with it? I bet your brother has got some amazing pictures. It was so nice meeting you & the girls on Saturday Theresa - I totally enjoyed it :)