Friday, June 30, 2006

not much of a joiner

I'm not so much a joiner of online knitting activity. I tend to cultivate my own agenda, usually about a year later than everyone else (see Clapotis, and my current lust for the Lady Eleanor stole, which is so very 2005) and pretty influenced by my pocketbook and my skill level. Or lack thereof.

Still, I am amused and intrigued by Project Spectrum which has been all over the internets for some months now. And July is Purple Month, and I'm all enamoured of purple. I've got some purple-y, midnight-y, bluish Koigu that is stomping its foot and shouting at me to stop hoarding it. I tend to hoard Koigu, being not much of a sock knitter, either, but being very much a Koigu buyer. I daresay, it's my favorite yarn, though to my credit, I only have 4 skeins of it on my person now, that's 2 pairs of socks! Being not much of a sock knitter, I don't let myself scarf up too much fingering weight anything. I figure it's like candy, a bit here, a bit there, you don't notice it, and suddenly, you've gained 10 lbs, or your stash is overflowing with stuff you don't even want to knit up!

I digress. July. Socks. Koigu. Purple. Look, it's a hat already! And the yardbird's lunch.

I'm feeling more chipper. It still hurts to breathe a little. I slept badly, but my Day of the Vapors seemed to help move me along the road to health. Koigu cures all.

4 comments:

Acornbud said...

Ooh Koigu! I love Koigu!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, sculpture! I love your yarnbird! Glad to hear you're feeling better. There was a HUGE group at Mocha Java on Thursday--we needed two whole tables! I couldn't resist--had to stay the whole time, but that was ok because we're moving on Sun instead of today. See you next week.
Michelle

mysticalfeet said...

Koigu and the yardbird, who can resist? Something for everyone.

Pam! said...

Hi! I'm new. LOL
Good to hear you are feeling better and hope you continue to get better. I'm with you on the non-joining thing and I too ended up doing Clapotis long after it was the rage. What can I say? I'm behind the time and don't mind.