Seriously, this needs to stop. No more yarn! I think I'm set for the rest of the summer. Must not buy yarn for at least 2 months-- Pfft! We'll see how that resolution holds up.
I ordered 2 skeins from KnitPicks' new Tonal Stroll line: One in Gypsy and the other in Queen Anne. They're gorgeous! Gypsy has all red tones ranging from a bright vermillion to magenta to a deep raspberry, while Queen Anne is mostly citrusy yellows with a hint of grapefruit. I can't wait to knit these up! I smell triangle shawls galore! They're so cheery to look at :)
I also ordered several skeins of Simply Cotton Worsted in Toffee and Comfy Worsted in Pomegranate. For these, I'm thinking cardigans.
Conifer! Better photos to come, but here it is blocking on my bed. This is the first time I've blocked something using pins. It went fairly well, but I think a flatter surface is needed. I spotted those foam puzzle pieces used for blocking in a dollar store. 4 sections of these things go for 20 bucks in craft stores... Here they were only $5. If I can over look the farm animals painted on them (they were made for children after all) I might just pick some up.
Ishbel. It's been a rather unproductive knitting week. Stress wasn't helping in the inspiration department, leaving me itching to cast something on! I'm going for the larger size, using Garnet Malabrigo lace. I love love love this color! It looks like a reddish orange but in the light it's subtly variegated. I gave my velvet grapes Ishbel to my mom, so I suppose I have just cause knitting up some Mmmmalabrigo goodness for myself. ;-)
By the way, this has been the most productive knitting morning I've had all week! I've barely had any time to knit, let alone Tweet! Aside from blogging, I was able to put a major dent in writing the pattern for the Vinelle Cardigan, which is coming along!