Yeah...there's no denying Handmaiden Fine Yarn
That's Casbah - a gateway yarn if I ever felt one. It is so soft that it has been living on my computer desk for regulary snuggling.
And this might be some Sea Silk - destined to be one of these (and its all Leanne and Nancy's faults). Plus mine for needing to join everyone on the bandwagon.
There's more - I updated my Ravelry stash if you have access and want all the gory details - I'm too embarrassed to roll it all out here at once. But I went to Knitter's Frolic...and it was an excellent way to part with some of my tax return.
In the done-with-that Department, we have Icarus.
Icarus from Interweave Knits from Summer 2006 - which I knit in about 6 weeks - breaking my all time knitting record.
Last weekend I ended up - through a series of coincidences - do a spinning demonstration at the Canada Agriculture Museum (click for cute cows). In about 6 hours I spun up just under 100 grams of some South African Fine I had dyed last year. I chose really bright colours because I knew there would be tons of little kids. The funnest part was watching the kids get completely mesmerized by the wheel. They would walk in and literally sink to the floor. Had I known the wheel had so much power over toddlers I would have bought one a LONG time ago!!!
And lastly - Madeline and I went to Toronto a few weeks ago (conveniently when Knitter's Frolic was happening) and delivered the Tomten Jacket to its rightful owner.
Miss Ava - 9 months and the best model a knitter could ask for...
With Icarus done I've turned my sights on the Susie Hoodie from More Big Girl Knits. This will be the first sweater I have ever made for myself. I am nervous about my gauge (.25 of a stitch less than the 17 called for) but I think when the waist decreases are done I'll take it off the needles and make sure it isn't too big.
And if it is...I guess I'll have to eat more.
Edited to add: Wanna-Baa reminded me of these great pics...amazing what 9 months can do for a baby (scroll way down)