I still haven’t decided on a pattern. I think WH is ready to throw me out the door, because I might be whining about it a little bit. I will say that I am making lists of all of the ones you all commented about in Monday’s blog post, and dutifully looking them up. There is just no reason for this to be that big of a decision. In fact, I did decide I’d make a vest. Maybe a hoodie vest. But I can’t find a vest pattern I want to do. (I thought I saw a red hoodie vest photo somewhere, but now I can’t find it again.) I still want to make Marly’s Sweetheart Tunic, but not with the String Theory DK color that I have set aside for this KAL. Decisions, decisions. I’ll keep you posted. And you know what else I decided? We might need to keep the KAL deadline open a little longer than May 1st. I just know myself.
In the meantime, check out this cute Colonnade Shawl that Elf Donna knit up out of Lorna’s Laces Worsted. I liked it ok in Knitty, but I love it in person. Donna was the one who first unpacked the Lorna’s Worsted when it came in, and she immediately nabbed some of it for this. Smart girl. Don’t forget to be voting on your favorite shawl from last quarter’s contest. We’re having fun tallying them up!
We’ve had boxes arrive by the truckload this week. Honestly, there wasn’t much room to walk in the front of the shop today, because it was so full. I like days like that, and it definitely keeps the Elves out of trouble. By the time they get your orders out and unpack a few boxes, it’s time for them to go home. One of the things that came in was our Madelinetosh Sock order. I walked right by the racks of these colors and pulled these three for myself. (And you just have to know, I have more sock yarn in my own stash than I know what to do with. Seriously. Do.Not.Need.More.) But how gorgeous are these? Well, they’ll be way more gorgeous when we take the official photo and put them up on the Loopy site for you. This was my quick, non-color-corrected point and shoot version. But go ahead – click on the photo and make it bigger, just to enjoy the full impact. (Color names, L-R: Plum Tree, Peony, and Shoreline.) We also had Skinny Bugga and Fiber Optic arrive, as well as a bunch of other things. We’re photo-ing as fast as we can and we’ll make sure these all get up in next week’s update.
Did you see all of the designers who are donating all or some of the proceeds from their Ravelry pattern sales to efforts that help Haiti? (And did you know that Ravelry is also donating its pattern processing fee for these patterns, as well?) It’s a great opportunity to get some of the patterns that you’ve been wanting, along with helping a good cause. Just go to the pattern section on Ravelry and click on the Help for Haiti link at the top of that page, if you’re interested. Seems like a good time to get a new sweater or vest pattern. If one could find “the one”….