Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sheer Manliness

I've been so lucky to receive photos of the recipients of knitting projects wearing them this month!

My soon-to-be brother-in-law (gee, we like hyphens today) Ryan sent me a picture of himself wearing his Very Manly Cowl at the top of some mountain in some wilderness somewhere in British Columbia.

Gear! Dog! Mountain! Wide open vistas! Snow! Sheer Manliness!

Also, as promised, here is the stash enhancement I did at Vogue Knitting Live. The lovely ladies at Woolstock gave me a GREAT deal on the yarn, so I'm pretty thrilled.
Here is some Noro Silk Garden Sock that is destined to become at least one pair of socks (for Bruce) and maybe something else for me:

And some regular Noro Silk Garden that will become at least a Clapotis and something else. I'm not sure what. I feel kind of guilty (I know, this is ridiculous) about not having knitted a Clapotis yet, because apparently everybody else in the knitting universe has. Also, it's a pretty scarf. And goodness knows I don't already have enough (at least six) handknitted scarves of my own. (sarcasm.)

Lastly, I got some knitpicks yarn (not at Vogue Knitting Live) to make myself some socks. It's the Imagination Hand Painted Sock Yarn in Ruby Slippers. Awesome.I'll probably start the sock knitting with this. It is red. RED! I like red. Red socks are awesome. Maybe some Monkey socks. Henceforth:

Aside from all the yarn porn, things are REALLY looking up for me professionally. I'm exceedingly excited about the opportunities that are starting to become available to me, and yeah, I think some of my goals for the year on a professional front will be more quickly and easily achieved than I'd originally imagined. I'll talk about them in more detail as they come to fruition. But HECK YEAH! I'm excited.


  1. And, as you might be able to tell, my brain has not fully recovered from Vogue Knitting Live. Oh yeah. Writing ability? What writing ability?

    Anyway, life is good. That's the sum total of the post.

  2. That is manly!! Great photo :-)
    Oh I love Noro, so beautiful colors. I have some skeins here in my stash waiting to be a jacket. It has been waiting for a while...
    Clapotis - that is a nervwracking one :-) Slipping stitches all the time, yes nervwracking. I started one, long time ago, but rip rip, it became a vest instead.
    So happy for you that opportunities are showing their faces, and exited to see what your future brings :-) You rock girl! :-)

  3. Congratulations! I'm excited with you! :o)
    The blue/green/black Noro is my favorite colorway. Overall what a great yarn haul!

  4. I am so thrilled to hear you have some opportunities coming your way. I don't even knit and am drooling over your yarn.

  5. So funny- Everyone has knit a Clapolis (yes, I have) and Monkey socks (yes, I have). Seriously, some of those super popular patterns are popular for a reason. Dropping those stitches on the Clap was so much fun- I think the Noro will look great!

  6. Well now that you have all of that sock yarn you just HAVE to knit socks! No two ways about it! I expect to see socks on your needles as your next project missy!:)

  7. I just had to come give you this link.
    The job made me think of you. It probably doesn't fit into your life right now but it sure looks like it would be fun going to work each day.

  8. Socks? Did I hear the word socks?

  9. Love the man cowl! I just knitted with worsted weight noro silk garden, and I loved it. I want to order some silk garden sock right now this very second!

  10. I have knit neither a clapotis nor monkey socks... and am not planning to either. =) I do like both patterns though. And yay for things looking so good on the career path! So excited for you!