Ithaca, for those of you who are not familiar, is in the Finger Lakes region of central New York. It is an idyllic place in the middle of nowhere which is home to Cornell University and Ithaca College. Because of this, it is a very cosmopolitan place (if you could call hippies cosmopolitan) in the middle of very rural New York. Most people when I told them I went to school in New York immediately assume New York City. What other reason would one go to New York anyway? After I explain about not being in the city, their next question is inevitably, "Why?"
Well, folks, here's your "why":
And the second:
Notice the intent look on his face, and the way his paw is ever so delicately placed near the free end. We had words, he and I. It turns out that he does know how to behave around yarn, as long as it's not moving. If it's moving and attached to 4 dpns, well, it's nearly irresistable. We finally reached an agreement. When I was knitting, he pretended not to notice, and Sarah's Jaywalkers got finished with only minor incidents along the way. I don't have a pic of the finished Jaywalkers. Whoops. Here's what I remember.
Um, yeah, about that.... I seem to be developing a little yarn stash. Sock yarn stash to be exact. My LYS, Homespun, was having a sale because of the Ithaca Festival. Everything was 20% off. I decided that this would be a good time to do my Christmas shopping.
1 skein Moutain Colors Bearfoot in Rosehip to become (probably) another pair of Jaywalkers for my mom (since the last pair were so cool)
This last skein of Moutain Colors Bearfoot in Mountain Twilight is mine, all mine, you can't have it, my precious.
I had to show you that last skein because you absolutely cannot beat the colors and feel of this yarn. My pics do not do it justice. Someday I'm going to be able to take non-crappy photos. They are so rich and saturated. The colors have this amazing blend - subtle but unmistakable. And the yarn is soft enough to make you want to sleep with it at night.
The rest of the yarn is not earmarked yet, and that's ok. I'll save it for when I'm between projects and in need of some palate cleansing.
And for those of you who were wondering how Thermal is going? I finished the body before I left, and I tried it on. It's going to fit like a dream.
Now if I can only lose the 7 pounds I put on with all the celebrating that's been going on lately...