Today’s Knit and Crochet Blog Week topic is supposed to be something about “what new skill have you gained in your craft over the last year?” I’ve struggled all day and don’t really have an answer. So, I’m pulling the wildcard, and sharing some exciting yarny yummies that I received this week.
I can’t believe my luck.I never get to take advantage of “yarn frenzies” as I call them–those crazy mad rushes that take place when a vendor announces a limited quantity of a wildly popular yarn. But as luck would have it, I had the day off work on Friday, and happened to notice a tweet from The Loopy Ewe that they had some Wollmeise lace yarn being put up on the site at that moment. Wow. Wollmeise is like the holy grail of yarn brands and I have one skein in my stash, just for petting. And here I was. able to score some lace weight yarn. And I managed to get two of my favorite colors:
The yarn is Wollmeise Lacegarn, in the colors Madam Souris (aubergine) and Graf Ratz (gray). I’m hoping I can find a couple of small shawls to work up. Looks like Ravelry is showing me plenty of options! I’ll have a long time to think about it though because I of course already have a shawl on the needles. (It’s going well, thank you!)
While I was shopping at The Loopy Ewe, I also got these:
They are Sajou Kingwood Handled Scissors. They are a huge splurge for me but they are so lovely! And POINTY! Wow. I sure hope I never sit on them.
So I guess this means that it’s official: I’m on a lace kick. My current shawl is stitch patterns that I have done before and know from memory but maybe by this time next year? I can write that I am the Ace of Lace. Next year, I will have a new skill. Next year, I will have completed more than one thing to show for all of my hours of knitting.
(I can dream, can’t I?)