Yep, prepare yourselves for a long one! I'll start with a short report on the weekend. On Satruday morning we woke to about 50 cm of new snow, and more falling all day. Great weather to drive in, don't you think?! I'm very happy that my brothers-in-law and Thomas' best friend from home decided to brave the icy roads and take the two-hour drive over here (I think it took them about three hours this time though), just to celebrate Thomas' birthday. We had about 10 people here on Saturday night, eating lots of good food and drinking way too much beer and wine :) I went to bed about 1.30 I think, but Thomas and our night-guests (there were four of them), and my sister's boyfriend, stayed up the whole night and didn't go to bed until 6.30 in the morning or so! So I tin Thomas was very happy with the party. And we finally got to give him his gift, so now I can tell you all about it: All of his friends have chipped in to give him a new tattoo! He's already got one whole arm, and he has been talking about getting the other one done for so long, so I figured this would be a great gift. I don't think he'll get it done until maybe this fall, but he liked the gift a lot.
And now for the stuff that's going to take up A LOT of space today: Our KnitPick's boxes have finally arrived! And let me tell you, there is so much yarn! I'm just going to show you what I ordered in this post, as I think that if I included Anna's and Lovisa's parts, there would just be no end to it... So here's what I bought:
Three skeins of Shadow Kettle Dyed (100 % wool), colourway Begonia
Three skeins of Alpaca Cloud (100 % alpaca), colourway Papaya
Two skeins of Alpaca Cloud, colourway Cappucino
Two skeins of Alpaca Cloud, colourway Autumn
Ten skeins of Palette (100 % wool), colourway Black
Ten skeins of Palette, colourway Cream
Six skeins of Palette, colourway Clover
Two skiens of Palette, colourway Lipstick
Two skiens of Palette, colourway Forest Heather
Two skiens of Palette, colourway Semolina
Two skiens of Palette, colourway Fairy Tale
Two skiens of Palette, colourway Silver
Two skiens of Palette, colourway Edamame
Two skiens of Palette, colourway Currant
Two skiens of Palette, colourway Masala
Two skiens of Palette, colourway Garnet Heather
Two skiens of Palette, colourway Grass
Two skiens of Stroll (75 % superwash merino/25 % nylon), colourway Firecracker Heather
Two skiens of Stroll, colourway Saphire Heather
Two skiens of Stroll, colourway Forest Heather
Two skiens of Stroll, colourway Burgundy
Two skiens of Essential (75 % superwash merino/25 % nylon), colourway Grass
Two skiens of Essential (75 % superwash merino/25 % nylon), colourway Sarge
Ten skeins of Telemark (100 % wool), colourway Aubergine
As you can see, I don't need to buy yarn for the rest of my life! I'm not saying I'm not going to, I'm just saying I don't NEED to do it :) I'm so incredibly happy about all this yarn, and I can't wait to get to knit with it!
I have two other news that are not as much fun though. I actually frogged the Twinkle Twinkle shawl again last night. I made a mistake and tried to correct it, but it only made it worse. So I decided to frog all of it (because I hadn't used any lifelines: Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!), and I'll start over some day soon. I really liked it with the Chili Gredelin Geisha yarn, so I'm just going to do it all over again.
The other, much sader, news I have is that Chili Gredelin is putting her store on ice for a while! She has too much other stuff going on in her life, which I completely understand, so she felt that she just had to prioritize. And her yarn shop should be connected with fun stuff for her, so I completely understand her. There is a possibility that the store will be up during the summer again, but she won't know unti we get a bit closer to it. I just hope that she can find some relaxation in her life as well, and hopefully a bit less stress now that she doesn't have the dyeing business hanging over her! I'm also very glad that I have some of her yarn in stash already, it ought to last me a while!
I'll try to be back tomorrow, and then I'll show you all the goodies that Anna and Lovisa bought form KnitPick's as well!