Sunday, July 31, 2005

Late last night I ordered far too much yarn from as well as the pattern for Faina's scarf. I intend to make the scarf in three different colours of Austermann Peru (70% Baby Alpaca/ 30% Fine Merino Wool). I hope I like it because otherwise I'm just adding to my stash - not that my stash needs any additions!

And not like I have any time to knit the scarves. I'm in the the middle of knitting a Dale baby outfit (sweater, pants, socks, hat, the whole nine yards) for a baby that's due in December. The yarn I'm using is Bernat's "Hot Sox", an inexpensive arcylic. Using Dale yarn is completely beyond my budget and I couldn't find any cheaper alternatives in crimison and white. My LYS was totally out of Jawoll and Invicta. I bought the Hot Sox on line at -- for less than $40 including shipping - a true bargain! The yarn itself is nothing to write home about - it's 60% acrylic/40% nylon and feels kind of dry between my fingers. But it looks great, it will wash like a charm and it should soften up after a few washes. Besides, it's really hard to find fingering weight acrylic yarn.

That's me on the right, with Justice Marshall Rothstein of the Federal Court of Appeal in the center. Christine Ball is on the left. Posted by Picasa