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Friday, March 02, 2007

Yippee!! Sundara Petals Collection Arrived!

After a week of checking my PO Box every day, my Sundara Yarns Petal Collection for February arrived. It is a beautiful yarn and a simple pattern, so I will be sure to do these. She does such an amazing job in packaging and producing her kits. They are truly so beautiful that I hope she does not stop the club. This month's theme flower is the Bird of Paradise.

She is soooo talented. I know you are jell-uuss!

Meanwhile, I am still waiting for my Socks That Rock club package to arrive. I am torn between squeeing and heartbreak, as I read that others packages have arrived. I don't have mine yet, but it is just around the corner since I know others on the East Coast have received theirs. Ahhhh, the anxiety!

Also, over a year ago, my MIL said she wanted me to teach her how to knit. I am not sure that she has the patience to sit and really learn to knit since she is so animated. But she used to quilt, so there is some hope there. Anyway, I had advised her to buy a pair of bamboo needles and some worsted weight WOOL yarn. Of course, like all new/wannabe knitters, instead of heeding my advice, she was lured by the siren song of some goofy "fashion" acrylic yarn at some big box retailer. And of course she bought some pattern to do a knitted teddy bear, with shaping way beyond what her ability will be and far removed from her yarn choice. To her credit, she did buy the pattern for future use. (She is already building a stash, and she has not even knitted a stitch! I am alternately proud and horrified...I vaciliate between the two when I really start to think about it.) Since her birthday is today, I went to aforementioned big box retailers and bought her some 100% wool Lion's Brand yarn. I bought it for her in colorways that have her favorite colors, so that she would hopefully be drawn to it enough to continue knitting it even though it does not have silly eyelash or bobbles or whatever. :) I think that will work. Also, I won't have invested a ton of money in the yarn in case she does not like to knit. In addition, I bought a pair of 9" bamboo size 8 needles, in hope that they won't strain her hands too much.

I am also so excited because tomorrow I take a self-striping sock yarn dying class tomorrow at Yarns Forever. Goody goody gumdrops, I get to learn to dye my own sock yarn! Yay! I will try to post more on that after I take the class this weekend. I hope to be able to take some pictures.


kat said...

yeah i always amazes me that new knitters just think they can start on anything which ends up frustratign them & thhey quit. good for you for steering her the right way, hopefully she will grow to love it!

Morgan said...

That yarn is beautiful! And hooray for taking a dyeing class. How fun! Can't wait to see what you learned.