Monday, January 02, 2006

Luck O' The Irish

Actually, I have always thought that people misinterpret this phrase. Who has any worse luck than the Irish? I have always thought that the Luck O' The Irish refers to bad luck but yesterday was certainly an exception to that. Because... look what I got at the big yarn sale for
$1.50 a skein!!!!!!!

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I got 9 skeins of this .. enough to make Kelly's big bulky sweater for a fraction of the price I thought it would cost me. Yay! It was in a clearance bin. 80% merino wool and 20% alpaca.

I also got this for Corrie's sweater:

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I have an off white to go with it so as soon as the pattern comes, that will be ready to start.

Lastly, I got this to do the sock pattern in the new Interweave Knits... It's a leafy pattern. I forget the name of it.

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So, the yarn sale was a big success in my opinion.

I blocked the big Erin Bag last night. After I got it all pinned out, I realized that it's not long enough. This bag could end up being mine. Which wouldn't be all bad. I can be happy with less than perfect. I just don't want to GIVE less than perfect!

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And, yes, I do have some knitting New Year's Resolutions. Here they are:

1. Give socks a rest for a while and finish big projects.
2. Knit a lace shawl for myself.
3. Start Rogue with the Irish Yarn.
4. Make a hat and mittens for my little niece in Colorado.
5. Do a Fair Isles project. (maybe the hat and mittens!)
6. Learn Intarsia and Entrelac.

That should keep me busy for a while.