Yesterday, I finished my residency and turned in my pager. Hooray! Except for feeling naked and hallucinating a pager ring and panicking every 10 minutes or so, it feels exhilarating! I was given the day off today to finish up my residency duties, which meant a whole pager-free, responsibility-free day! So, like anyone would, I went to the yarn store.
Happily, Knitorious is having a big sale. I finally bought some Cascade Pima Silk for the Saturday in the Park Perfect Dress, which I believe is the longest-residing pattern in my ravelry queue. This may be the first time I've ever gotten the same yarn and colorway for anything. Ten balls of yarn is a lot of yarn!
Then I found some baby-friendly yarn for a friend's new baby, to knit Little Liza Jane, from the most recent Twist Collective. The yarn is babyboo, a blend of bamboo and nylon, by Knit One, Crochet Too. I like the slight shimmer in the yarn, and I bet the baby's mama is going to really like the machine-washability.
I've been wanting to try out Blue Sky Alpaca's Dyed Cotton for a while. It's 100% organic cotton, but not to be confused with their Organic Cotton, which seems to be the same except not dyed. I got this great blue-green color to knit the Leaf Yoke Top from the most recent issue of Knit 1. Then I realized I don't have the pattern and it's not available online! Boo :(. Does anyone have this issue, or know where I can get it?
I have yet to finish any of the projects that were languishing two months ago. But they're very close! So I'm motivating myself by saying I can cast on with one new yarn, for each project I fully finish. Well, except maybe for swatching...