Bliss-full frustrations and blissful gifts
Here's what I'm thinking about the project: First off, what's the deal with 50g balls of yarn? I suppose I've never knit a larger project with 'em, because I've been a little frustrated this time 'round getting only 3-inches in length on the stole for every ball. Another thing - why can't Debbie Bliss make her centrepulls easier to find? (The effort I made on the first ball turned into such a disaster that the wonderfully patient Aven had to step in and assist.) I am glad, however, to be using superwash wool for the first time - it oughta put the garment in a lower maintenance category in my wardrobe.
Anyhow, Big Primpin' was fun, but by 2:30am I was too tired to dance any longer.
Sunday I went over to visit my dad's family after Stitch n' Bitch. They'd just returned from their annual Manitoulin vacation. I suppose I've conditioned them well because they made a point of seeking out the LYS up there and brought me back these super gifts:
6 balls of vibrantly coloured wool from Bill and Deb Colville's Manitoulin sheep. They're 100g balls, but there's no yardage on the label. I'm guessing it's worsted weight or thinner, but I think I'll bring it down to Lettuce Knit for a second opinion. I already have an idea for the purple....
It's Monday morning now and I'm callin' out from the roof top: KEEP SENDING THOSE ZINE ORDERS IN!! (And if you already received an order and liked it, order more for your family and friends!) Don't delay as I'm on a roll right now - with a mini mailroom set-up in the dining room and Jill coming over to help once a week, the turnaround time's pretty good (as long as your order's straight forward). I've gotten a few e-mails recently saying "Too bad your zine's out of print... maybe I'll get one next time..." but I don't know where the confusion's coming from. There are lots of copies of Take Back the Knit #2 left, as well as all the other zines listed on the ordering page, so hop to it!