Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Oooh! Pretty!!!!

The mailman brought pretty things both yesterday and today.

Yesterday, he brought DPN holders from 3 Owls Knitting, on Etsy. These are the kind of holders that have two end caps, connected by a stretchy plastic cord. I've bought these from her before and love them -- she'll customize them for the length of DPNs you prefer. (Apparently, not everyone uses 6 inch DPNs. Who knew???)

Magic Number DPN holder

The little 1 bead tells me these are US 1 needles. The other holder is for size 2s.

Oh, yeah -- that is a new sock hanging from the DPNs. It's Charlene Schurch's Baby Cable Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks. (Here's the Ravelry pattern link.) You may recognize the Hand Jive Nature's Palette Fingering Weight in Indian Paintbrush. I can't let myself be distracted by it, though -- must work on Honeybee!!!

And today, the mailman brought the yarn my co-worker and I ordered from Elann. I was impressed -- I ordered it last Thursday night! Here's mine:

Baby Silk

Two skeins each of three different colors of Peruvian Baby Silk. Two of them will be used for the Endpaper Mitts. The pink and green are about right in the picture. The dark yarn is a deep greenish brown. I knew I wanted the light green for the mitts, but I couldn't decide if the second color should be light or dark, so I ordered one of each. I'm leaning towards the pink, mostly because it's just so pink!

Oh -- and, wow! This is the only electronic reading device that I've ever even considered buying....


Chris said...

Yikes - did you read the customer reviews on Kindle? They're really polarized...

Amysatx said...

I've been liking the pink/brown color scheme lately. That might be another option.

Bezzie said...

Hee hee, I love those little holders so much!!!

I dunno about the Kindle. I'm on the fence. Unless it comes with maybe something that sprays that book "smell" I might sign on.

Steven said...

Love the baby cable rib -- I started a pair of socks using the red/white/blue yarn I died -- it was too crazy and yes, too bright for me. Yours looks much better.

One of our librarians here has the Sony reader, and he absolutely loves it.

I'd like to get my hands on both and take them for a spin (or flip, I suppose...)

Anonymous said...

Interesting to see that you would consider getting a Kindle. Mike & I were just discussing them today, and I said I have too many other things I can use for that same purpose. He brought up the fact that it has cool display capabilities.

We had a whole discussion on their market for it, and I was talking about librarians -- so I would be interested in hearing what you think about it.