Temptation Is Rapturous

Posted on 26, June 2007 by

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This Saturday was the Bloggers’ meet up over at Sakonnet Purls. In their latest newsletter, they announced that the Addi Turbo Lace needles have arrived. Since I have a good number already, they are not the temptation I am pining for. However, this favorite LYS has Reynolds’ Rapture on sale at $5 a hank. I have made 2 Clapotis out of this heavy worsted 50/50 silk/wool blend and both have been gorgeous. I promised myself that if I could get enough to make a sweater I would do so. (SIGH) So much for destashing!

The true reason for going to Sakonnet Purls is for Erika. She and her husband are leaving for the beautiful West Coast, so we had a nice little get together knitting-style! I have only met Erika a couple of times and have been reading her blog since I discovered she had one. Kris had organized us via email and the day was fun-filled with folks from CT and MA joining together. Inspired by everyone’s love for knitting and blogging, I thought we should have our own webring. Setting the webring up is taking longer that I expected. (Sigh) I wish I had more time on my hands!

Sunday I left for a business trip. Yup, I am in Saint Louis, MO this week for my quarterly team meeting. Remembering how crazy I drove the guys last year when I wanted to find a yarn shop, I was determined to get the “hunting” out of my system first thing when I arrived. Luckily, I managed to find the wonderful Knitorious which is owned by the fabulous Sandy. If I could have, I would have stayed in her shop the entire week. Alas, that was not possible. Better than finding Knitorious was finding Silvana. She is part of a knitting group that meets every Sunday in the Hartford Coffee House. She met up with me at Knitorious and we joined Robin who was crocheting a pretty blue top for herself. We three chatted like crazy. I grabbed some food/drink, worked on the DFS, took some pictures, and checked out the pattern books that Robin had from the local library. Lots of fun welcomed me into Saint Louis!

Since Sunday, my SP10’s Diamond Fantasy Scarf/Shawlette is now all knitted up. I need to finish washing and blocking it. Unfortunately, J. Knits has broken my heart into a googleplex of pieces. Why? I put the DFS in a sink full of cold water with a bit of shampoo and BAAAM! One would think that I am about to dive in a beautiful jacuzzi. Instead I am in a hotel room and it looks like the blue dye will not be compatible with the white sheets that I need to block the shawl on. So close am I to getting this done! And yes, I am pretty upset at the moment. I am debating on just letting the FO completely dry and sending it now to my SP10 with information on what happened. It would be either that or wait until I get home and see what I can do to fix it. AAUGH!! I absolutely HATE this yarn now. I am totally regretting ever buying any of it, both Superwash Sock and the Silky. 🙁

The above below photo was taken after I dropped Erika off at her home in Providence. It totally tickled us silly! Thank goodness that startitis for socks has hit me HARD so as to distract me from my current mishap. Lately I have been ignoring the Call of the SOCKS… Must. Stay. Focused on DFS. I really NEED to stay focused. Hey there — stop giggling! =:8

PS: I forgot to add that my husband said a package from California, The Knitting Hutch, Sock Monkey, and my SP10 Spoiler arrived in Monday’s mail. I definitely will be writing a HUGE post with loads of photos when I get back! Thanks so much for the goodness SM and SP!!