Ten days into the climb back up to the top of life's pile and I feel wonderful. I did succumb however. It was this way.....I went to Needles and Pins, my local wool shop , to say Happy Birthday and have a little "touchy-feely-sniff the yarn" visit. Other yarn aficionados will understand the procedure. Then my eye happened upon some Koigu. Softly variegated in shades of beige, cream, taupe...sigh.(The picture is a little dark) Oh, Oh, then some charcoal black with shades with in the shades. My mind starts to churn. I see fair isle designs. I find some honey beige, an off white, a warm rose brown, now I am in trouble. "Happy Birthday to us," says Ellen....10% off today! damn I am sunk. Now, another dilemma, how much to buy? The wonderful thing about Koigu is the originality of the yarn. The scary part is that once that shade is gone it is gone. I bought 4 black, 2 of the variegated, 2 honey, 1 ivory and 1 rose brown. Now I am starting to worry. There was one of the variegated left. I want to use it in the rib with the black so I think I will call Ellen right now and tell her to put that aside for me with another black. This is for a vest for Michael for Christmas. I will only use the rose brown sparingly just to warm it up. I think it will be gorgeous when it is done.
OOps she is closed on Monday. I will send her an email.
I am going to knit up a swatch of the pattern so I can "check the gauge." When it's done I will post a picture here.
By the By I am furiously knitting on the Silky Wool indigo cardi for Carl. The back and sleeves are done and I am almost ready to start the decreasing for the v neck and the the sleeve decrease. I designed a cable inset for the front. I think it looks smashing! His Birthday is October 2 I would really like to have it finished before then.
Other than that things are going very well. I am exercising every day, eating a well balanced diet and sleeping right through the night.
One more thing... I got frugal ( After all I blew the budget on the yarn) and decided to take care of my "roots" my self. Weeelll, I look a little like Jayne Mansfield minus the boobs and the legs.
Could be worse....giggle