Monday, June 26, 2006

Yarn for Sale and Options Happiness

First of all, I've listed some yarn on ebay. Go here if your interested in bidding on 6 skeins of Noro Gemstones. While I've often bought yarn on Ebay, this is my first foray into selling, but I think I've got the hang of it:)

CIMG14571The Noro Gemstones is pretty spectacular. I finally tracked some down on Ebay last fall so that I could knit the Chinese Charm Bag from Stitch 'N Bitch. Well, I knit that this past weekend and found I have 6 skeins left, so check out my Ebay auction if you are interested. This is some fabulous yarn and I love my nearly completed Chinese Charm Bag. I used my new KnitPicks Options needle set - size 10 needle. I decided to be brave and see what would happen if I didn't use the tightening key to screw on my needle tips. You want to know what happened? Nothing. Those tips did not budge a micron. Pretty cool. While I am still adjusting to the very sharp points on the Options Needles, I am thrilled by the set and look forward to using it again and again. Yea! The bag still needs to be lined and then I can attach the handles. I'll try to get to a fabric store soon so that I can finish it up and start using it:)

CIMG14521I also started another project this weekend with my new KnitPicks needles - the Shaped Neck Tee. I'm not using the recommended Hemp yarn, as much as I would like to, since I'm still trying to stay with my FEAP (fiber enhancement alleviation program). So, I'm knitting this top in Rowan Calmer. I had bought the Calmer months ago to knit Tempting II, but then decided I would never be happy with that buckle detail. I'm keeping my fingers crossed (which is hard to do while you knit - hehe) that I have enough of the Calmer to knit this top. I should be ok, but you know how patterns are always a bit vague on necessary yardage (It seems like they are always give or take one hundred yards). Plus, to add to the thrill of possibly running out of yarn...this Calmer is in a discontinued color (Peacock) so finding more might be very difficult or impossible. So, wish me luck!

Also, all the pieces of Tasha are complete, but I just haven't had a chance to run it all through the wash and sew it up. Maybe some night this week...

4 comments:

aija said...

Its so cool you can have so many projects going w/ that Options set :)

Good luck with the calmer, I love that yarn!!

VickeryKnits said...

Good luck with the Calmer--I'm sure you'll make it!
I love how your bag looks...great yarn choice!

knit chick said...

The bag looks great. I'm loving my Options set, too. I did notice my cable pulling out of one of the joins slightly. I emailed KP about it. We'll see what they say...

Katinka said...

Hallo...

I came across your blog through Googling "shaped neck tee". :) I've been eyeing that pattern for a while now, and so I'm glad to find feedback from someone actually knitting it (the details at kpixie.com aren't exactly expansive!). If you don't mind my asking, do you think it would work with Shepherd Sport wool? I like my winter sweaters with short sleeves...

Thanks!

Katinka