11.07.2007

Whew!

After finding out my good news last week, I went on a weeeeeeeee bit of a shopping spree. The spoils continue to arrive and delight.

First up, Mr. C got an iPhone earlier in the summer, and it is AWESOME. So, I got one as a "YAY I GET TO BE A LAWYER AND MAKE LOTS OF MONEY ifievergetarealjob" reward. I heart my iPhone.

The iPhone has a camera, which means photos! on the blog! someday! Darn Daylight Savings Time- all decent light is gone by the time I get home from work, and there is no flashy on the otherwise perfect iPhone, so pictures will have to wait until either 1. weekend or 2. I get up early enough to do it before work.... So..... see you this weekend???

My other splurgy purposes were of the fibery variety. Hill Country Weavers had the Habu Scarf Kit with stainless steel and merino wool, so I picked one up!

(Photo from habu's website)

There are some gorgeous examples of this in the blogosphere- here and here, for example, plus on Ravelry- here and here.

I also got a skien of Colinette Jitterbug sock yarn in Fire. It's wonderful.

This firey red must be on my mind because of the Yarn Harlot's socks, because I have been stalking the Hazel Knits Etsy Shop in hope of scoring some of the Sailor's Delight colorway. And I did. WOOHOO! Should be arriving this week- will definitely let you know how fabulous it is.

The last bit of yarn booty has already arrived and is even better than I could have imagined. I treated myself to three skiens of Sunshine Yarns sock yarn. I got the Twist Sock Yarn in Costa Rica, Soft Handpainted Sock Yarn in Orange Crush, and Wool/Silk Sock Yarn in It's Cold Outside. Holy Guacamole, this stuff is gorgeous. Each colorway is a different type of yarn (that was intentional! I'm so smart!) and I can't wait to dig right in to each. YUMMY YARN.

I am knitting.... I'm almost 2/3 of the way done with my sunrise circle jacket, and I'm cautiously optimistic that the sizing will work out. I wish I had this one done already so I could wear it! It's cool here right now- mid 50s this morning- but we're supposed to be back up in the mid-80s by this weekend. Ugh.

3 comments:

Maeve said...

Excellent way to celebrate excellent news. I would have loved to do a similar shopping celebration, but S and I are hopefully shopping for a HOUSE, which in DC means way too much money for house, and way too little money for yarn!!

But I *heart* the iphone too...

Debi said...

WOW! Your sock yarn stash is growing by leaps and bounds and it's all so pretty! I have some of Wendee's (Hazel Knits) yarn too and it's wonderful!! And Wendee is a doll too!

Enjoy your spoils Jenny!

Nora said...

Oooh, hope you enjoy knitting the kusha scarf as much as I did. What colours did you get?