Monday, February 26, 2007

Yarn! (And A Shameless Plea for Comments)

Matt and I got back last night from 3 days in Carbondale where we were visiting family. My mom had some surgery a couple weeks ago and Matt and I went down to help out for the weekend. As there was no knitting the past few days I'll instead show you a couple recent yarn acquisitions.

Late last week I received a couple of packages in the mail. First up is my February Pick Up Sticks Sock Club Kit. This month the yarn is a gorgeous color of Spunky Eclectic Skinny Socks called Romance. The pattern is a classic ripple pattern that will show off the colors in the yarn very nicely. The white yarn is to knit the removable lace cuff detail of the pattern...I'm not so into that. All in all it's another great sock kit!

I also received my first skein of Yarn Pirate in The Loopy Ewe exclusive color, Sweet Jules. This is the 50/50 Merino/Tencel sock yarn and it has the most gorgeous shine. I love the variety of colors in the yarn. I'm going to have to think a bit on what pattern to use with this lovely lovely yarn. Any ideas?

And finally, a request for comments. Connie, the owner of Pick Up Sticks, recently asked everyone who reads her blog to delurk and just say "hi," so I'm going to copy her and do the same. I'm always curious who reads my blog and where you all are. So, whether you comment a lot or never, please leave me a comment just so I know you all are out there. And if you want, let me know where you are or how you came to find my blog or if you have a blog of your own. :)

27 comments:

Connie said...

Hi Alyssa
I read your blog regularly - sometimes I comment, sometimes I lurk! How appropriate that I am the first comment!
Connie

amandamonkey said...

Hi - I lurk from time-to-time and was sent to you via Dani of Sunshine Yarns. She is a good friend of mine that I knew before she could knit! Anyway, she sent a yarn order to both of us the same week and was commenting that it was weird to get two orders from the same area (I live in Evanston).

So I googled you and the rest is history...

Monika said...

Hi, I'm a regular. I like your knitting very much. I think I came over, after you commented on Connie's blog.

mle said...

Nice yarn! I have a major weakness for Yarn Pirate....you should see the new colorways she just showed on her blog!!

Kaitie Tee said...

Hello - I'm a regular reader, though not a regular commenter. I feel like I go in spurts.

Here's my blog: http://lawschoolandknitting.blogspot.com

Jersey Shore Deb said...

Hi Alyssa,

I'm Deb from NJ. I'm not sure how I got to your blog...it was probably referred to in another knitting blog. I have become addicted to them and now have 100 knitting blogs bookmarked on bloglines! I love your Pick Up Sticks kit--after I catch up and finish with Socks that Rock (I've joined their club for the second year in a row), I think Pick up Sticks will be next.

I do have a blog at this link:
http://rather-be.blogspot.com/
stop by and visit!

Kelly said...

Hi, I'm a regular reader of your blog, which I found through the BMFA Sock Club blog. I love all the socks you knit and drool over the sock yarn you're always posting!

Dave said...

Hi! Lovely new yarns you have there -- very drool-worthy!

Lynae said...

You know I read you every day!

Funny, I have been thinking of doing this same thing since I found my blog listed on someone's blog who has never commented on mine - huh?

LOVE the yarn - you must bring it Wednesday!

Adrienne said...

That's some nice yarn ya got there!

Eva said...

Wellllllllllllll... I normally don't comment as I'm always green with envy at the gorgeous sock yarns you have :)
Today is another example of this :)

Cheers Eva

Kris said...

Howdy! I discovered your blog from the Knitters Review and was curious about other bloggers from Chicago/IL area...love reading and seeing your beautiful stuff. Keep up the great work:)

AmyB said...

Hi, I read your blog quite a bit. I was looking for other knitters in the Skokie area. I don't have a blog, but I enjoy seeing what you are making, and what I might make the next time I have disposable cash!

Jodi said...

Hey there, Alyssa! I'm a fellow Chicago knitter (Wrigleyville) and a regular reader. You always knit such lovely things -- I'm jealous of your ability to crank out the socks.

Congratulations to your husband on his new job and to both of you on your upcoming move. Portland sounds absolutely heavenly!

Anonymous said...

HI! I am from Arizona (originally from New Brunswick) and am a "lurker"... found your blog through Pick Up Sticks.

Janique

Anonymous said...

Hi Alyssa, Yes, I check your blog daily. You are one prolific knitter. I just got back from Stitches West!!...so I'm catching up on what happened while I was gone. Stitches was AMAZING!!!
KnickKname2B

KnitterBunny said...

I read, occassionally I comment. Mostly I gawk. ;) I"m hanging out in W Lafayette, IN and I don't remember how I found you now.

Kim in Oregon said...

How DID I find your blog (or maybe it was the other way around). Can't remember.

Now I'm going to have to go join the pick up sticks club. Oy.

Laura said...

Hi! I think this is the first comment I've made, so that makes me a lurker. I think I found you because we're in several of the same sock knitalongs. Anyway I'm LaLa/Laura and my blog is www.lalasknits.blogspot.com

Shannan said...

Hi Alyssa
I'm a lurker but I read your blog regularly. Love that Spunky Eclectic color!!

Jude said...

Delurking to say hi! I've subscribed and enjoy your blog.
Jude

Kathy said...

helllllo alyssa

love
kathy b

Bliss said...

I'm a new reader - greetings!

margaret said...

HI Alyssa!

Mom from Texas. Getting our STR kits this week. You're my inspiration, after Jen of course!

Look forward to seeing you soon,
Margaret

JalynR said...

Hi Alyssa,
I check your blog pretty regularly. I found you through the STR sock club blog and i'm one of the lurkers. Love your choices of yarn and your knitting is beautiful!

Liz said...

Jeez Alyssa, are you popular or what? 25 Comments? I'm sure it's a combination of your speedy & prolific knitting that draws the fans, I can say I knew you when. Seeya at Group tomorrow.

Kim said...

Hi, I don't remember what brought me to your blog first, but I've been reading for about a year, I think. I do have a blog, which I started in January.