Saturday, June 18, 2005

The good, the bad, the ugly



First, the ugly. I started knitting this sock a while back from the Opal yarn I won playing "Opalette Bingo" (the Yahoo group, if you aren't familiar- if you get bingo you win a free skein of Opal.) As much as I love Opal, I've decided I don't like this one. I am officially abandoning this sock.

Now the good. Instead, I have started a new sock from Opal Handpaints that I bought at Knit Fest last year. It's a purpley/bluey/greeny color. I think I'll like it. I only have about a half inch of ribbing so far.

More good. You know how I wrote to different yarn companies asking for samples and such for swatching? Well, one of the swatches I did for the TNNA show was in Moda Dea yarn, so I had written to Coats and Clark. A while back they sent a bunch of color cards, but yesterday they sent me some yarn too. How nice! Behold:


I guess the bad is that I'm SICK today. Sore throat, stuffy, tired, etc. Of course, just when school gets out. How typical. I still have to work a few more days to finish up things at school, and then the teachers are taking a few days to go mess around in Charlevoix (yes, we socialize.) I'd better go knit myself well so I'll be ready!

3 comments:

Laurie (Moo!) said...

Oh, Amy, I'm sorry you're sick! Get a chicken and make some soup.

I like the colors in your "Opalette Bingo" yarn. Want to do a swap? I have a skein that I just don't want to start.

I'll e-mail you pictures of it.

Feel better!

SP said...

oh no! Feel better Amy! Another package is taking form...

Amy said...

Thanks SP- I could really use one right about now!