Miscellaneous knit shipments you need to know about.†
[SUMMARY: Late-breaking news.]
Yarn from Knit! on Etsy:
Extravagance Sock Yarn in Sapphire.
*63% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 15% Nylon, 2% Silver
*Machine Wash/Tumble Dry Low
*7-8 stitches/inch on US 1-3 needles
It's superwash and it's sparkly and it's named after a rock.‡ What more could you ask for?
The last shipment of the first round§ of the Black Bunny Yarn Club:
Black Bunny 100% Silk in Brown Tourmaline.
*I wouldn't put this in the washer and dryer unless I was making a hilarious YouTube video.
It's silk and it's glowy and it's named after a rock.
And from Bob and Nancy%:
Finally! My Addi Clicks that I ordered in October, the second I heard there would be such a thing.
[SUMMARY: Early adoption is its own punishment.]
I'm going to review them, along with a bargain set of needles, next week. For now, let's just look at the pretty pictures.
For those who are wondering, I did have the very pointed,¶ very conscious# thought that perhaps I should stop buying knitting stuff and actually knit something with the stuff I have.
But what if I'm the only thing shoring up whole sectors of the economy?††
FRACAS UPDATE: I washed my face last night. I showered this morning. My left wrist still smells like modern-day Fracas. The right wrist was nothing but a misty, watercolour mem'ry of white flowers by the time I got home from work last night.
The good thing about the left wrist: perfumes that last a long time are good.
The bad thing about the left wrist: perfumes that won't go away after you wash them with soap and water‡‡ are liable to overstay their welcome. Good thing I like it.
†FOOTNOTE (crossed): If you don't know, how can you want?
‡FOOTNOTE (double-crossed): Rocks friends.
§FOOTNOTE (swerved): I've won my bracket, however, and am moving on to Round Two.
%FOOTNOTE (percented): If you Google "Bob and Nancy addi," the third through fifth things that pop up are a daredevil archery duo named Bob and Nancy. You can buy a DVD of their death-defying act.
¶FOOTNOTE (paragraphed): Knitting needles... pointed... I crack me up.
#FOOTNOTE (pounded): Conscious thoughts help validate all the unconscious ones.
††FOOTNOTE (ddouble-ccrossed): Yarn, books, perfume, cable TiVi, chocolate, cell phones, fine dining, ice cream...
‡‡FOOTNOTE (doubble-crossssed): Twice!