Sunday, January 13, 2008

Christmas Spending

As I was turning on my computer yesterday morning, I noticed this little "door"...

Hmmm. I'd never paid attention to that before. What could be inside?

Whoa! Those look like USB ports... just like what I need to plug in my camera. It couldn't be this easy could it?

Yep. It could.


Anyway, with the patience and resolve of a 2 year old, I quickly found ways to spend my Christmas money.

Way #1:

The bag is to die for! It's the Maya bag by Lantern Moon and it is soft and silky and luxurious and way too cute. It's also extra special because when I placed my order with Jimmy Beans Wool, it ended up being processed by my internet "Auntie" who picked out her favorite color for me! Didn't she do good? Also, it turns out that Lorna's Laces dyes a special, exclusive color for them each month so I ordered I couple hanks of January's color, Ice Storm. Yummm. It was my first time ordering from Jimmy Beans but I'm sure it won't be my last.

Way #2:
A beautiful variety of sock yarns found there way into my cart at The Loopy Ewe as well as this great medium size project bag. Uh, yes I do have a thing for project bags... why do you ask? From l. to r., Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Wilderness, Cherry Tree Hill Supersock DK in Victorian Rose, Chewy Spaghetti in Simpatico, and Zen String Serendipity in Jay. I love them all, but I must say, the gals at Chewy Spaghetti really have a unique sense for color. I'm working with some of their sportweight right now and I just love the amazing variations of color.

As for knitting, I'm hoping to finish up the last sleeve on Twist today and be ready to block and seam soon. But, of course, I'm spending a fair amount of time trying to figure out what's next too. I'm thinking I might use my stash of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino to make Rogue.
What's next on your needles?


Donna Boucher said...

What a wonderful little discovery :o)

Yay for Tammy pictures!!!

Fabulous yarn!!!

Charity said...

You made some great choices! Rogue is such an amazing pattern, sounds like a super next project. :0)

Angelika said...

I love the bag. That's something I'd be seen carrying around to. Is it for a purse or are you using it for a project bag? Either way, it's cute.

Becca said...

Hehehe...imagine if you'd never found that little door!

I absolutely love the LM bag!! It's terrific. And each and every one of your sock yarns are fabulous. You have yet to pick something that I wouldn't want myself.

km said...

You turn your computer on...we just leave this one running. I guess that's the habit from working at our offices we leave them on. And overnight there's some sypware thing that runs every night. I think Rogue is a great choice...seems like a hooded sweatshirt...but so much nicer. And in Cashmerino. Mmmm...soft. I'm working on a Purl Critter for a swap. I'm making a tiger with some of my tiger sock yarn. I'll probably be making more since my kids want to keep this one.

Michelle said...

Mmmm...yummy yarn! You're right about the Chewy Spaghetti; very unique colours!

I just started a shawl, and loving it!

~Kristie said...

Yummy bags and yarn!! Great choices indeed!

marti said...

nice yarn choices! I love the mountain colors bearfoot!

Natalie said...

Love your choices!

Laura said...

I can't think about "next" until I get some "in progress" finished!

Auntie Pudentaine said...

Shi Bui is a dream to knit with! I love my Lorna's but I have to say that this yarn is *gasp!* even more lovable.

Oh, and the tooth thing is making me crazy! I should have dealt with it sooner. I am thinking that when you wait until you can afford something, you never afford it, and it just gets worse. Go to the dentist!! I just might not make it to work tomorrow....

mom said...

Oh, dear, your experience with your computer sounds exactly like something I would do *weak grin*

Love the yarns...and can't wait to see the finished products!

Tammy ~@~

Sarah said...

Those clear plastic bags are great- I use one for embroidery goodies.