Is it bad that I sleep in a bed o' yarn?

Well, hmm. I am in a weird mood today. I still have not been knitting. I have to change that soon because otherwise all the WIPs will start to become angry and revolt against me. Plus, I started making the Christmas shopping/knitting list this morning and I need to get a-crackin'!

Anyway, look what I got in the mail yesterday:I am quite excited about this yarn. Why, you ask? I won it from Wendy of Wendy Knits!! I was one of the many winners in the "Guess How Many Pairs of Socks Wendy Will Knit in the Summer of Socks?" The right answer was 19 and that's what I guessed. Hooray for free bloggity goodness yarn! It's Lisa Souza Sock Yarn in Peacock. This stuff is so so soft. The label says its about 510 yards (that's a lot!) so I might save this for some kind of shawl/lace project. I love using sock yarn for stuff like that. I am thinking about the Spring Things Shawl. The envelope from Wendy also had the pattern for the Lacy Rib Toe-Up Socks that she designed while knitting many a-sock during the Summer of Socks. Thank so much, Wendy!

And since I have no new knitting to show you, I will show you this:

Batch one for Strands of Heaven. 12 skeins of matching yarn. Well, as matching as I could get it. You know, I think it's funny that I am an analytical chemist by day and that involves some pretty good measuring and attention to detail. The yarn dyeing, hmm, I call that more creative. A 'glug or two' of vinegar and some dye until 'that looks about right.' For this little project, however, there was measuring and note taking. And dye lots. I am hoping I can get the rest dyed on or before Sunday so this project will be finished. I am excited to see what Bridget, the LYS owner, thinks of it. I think it is what she wanted.

Anyway, that's all for now. I have to go catch up on my Dancing with the Stars.

Oh, and if you have the time, please stop over to Amanda's blog and send her some lovin'. I think she could use it. :) Oh, and she is now running a contest. You could get free stuff!

Happy knitting!


  1. You are a lucky girl (I won some yarn once, remember?). I'm still debating what to make out of that yarn. It will be interesting, for sure!

    You mention in your description that you are "nerdy." I guess I fall into that category, too. One discovers that for sure when seeing someone's eyes glaze over as you are explaining, with enthusiasm, your latest venture into some nerdy project.

  2. Wow, that's a lot of yarn! You've been so busy!

  3. Does the imprecise nature of the dye job bother your sense of order or is a welcome respite from the demands of precision?

    p.s. looks like a close match to me :o)

  4. OMG you're famous! You won a Wendy contest. How awesome.

  5. Wow! That yarn is just beautiful. All your stuff is just plain gorgeous. You have so much talent.

    Thanks for the blog love! I've definitely needed it lately. It's been a rough week or so. However, holding a contest was just what the doctor ordered. I love getting random feel good messages from people I know, and a few people that I don't know. It's a really cool feeling.

  6. Also, I have that exact same drying rack.

  7. Thanks for the comment! :)

    I hope Birdy gets his baby brother!

    And Congrats on winning the contest!
    I've never won anything, it must be super exciting!


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