It's a Blue Christmas. The blue and silver decorations were trotted out once more. I must say that I really like the combination. Nest year, I think that we'll make a switch to gold for a change.
In the spirit of the Blue, I received a few knitterly gifts to enhance my stash. Bonnie gave me a couple of Panda cotton skeins in Blueberry Grape. I was coveting the feel of the Panda socks that she was knitting, so now I can xperience the same joy.
My last Rockin' Sock package rolled in, also a blue green combination of colors. The Salish Sea Sock design is by Cat Bordhi. It was with much regret that I did not renew my 2008 STR subscription.
The new year will herald a reduction in yarn consumption. When our knitting group decided to try our needles at a KAL in the new year, I despaired. Our members have chosen the Icarus shawl, a lace project. I may have an abundance of yarn, sock yarn that is, but lace weight is not something that I tend to buy and stash. It's Ravelry, to the rescue.
I really would have loved to buy the Suri Alpaca but, when in need, the Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud should do nicely. I was able to barter for eight skeins in two different colors for a two skeins of my Spunky Eclectic sock yarn in colors that I was not too fond of. Hopefully my yarn will arrive in next weeks post.
I have joined a couple of Stash reduction sites. "Socks From the Stash" appeals to my need to knit down the sock stash. Ravelry also has a great group that will help with finishing up my lingering projects and helps set some goals on a monthly basis.
Here is Anthropologie's little Miss Knitter ornament. This was a present for myself. she was all sold out online. I was able to find a few by calling the store in Tampa. I just checked and their whole ornament collection is on sale.
I have come down with my first cold of the year, in spite of the 80 degree weather. I suppose I should consider myself fortunate that I escaped this long. For me, a Blue Christmas with a red nose!
Have a wonderful Christmas Eve Eve!