Monday, September 21, 2009
Greetings from Maine and Check Out This Cool New Stuff
Well, as I mentioned in my last post-- don't hate me but I am now officially at a knitting retreat on an island off the coast of Maine. It is gorgeous here. Come to think of it, you could put me in a dark, wet basement but as long as you let me knit all day with others, I'd be happy as a clam. I hope all of you get a chance to do a knitting retreat one day, or even just lock yourself in the house one weekend with a bunch of fellow knitters and the phone set to speed dial you're favorite pizza delivery place. What a thrill to designate several consecutive days to just knit and knit and knit with a bunch of kindred spirits.
And we also hiked around the island this morning-- Monhegan Island if you want to look it up. I mention this because I think you should hike on over to HCW. Because, yes, we got still more cool new stuff in recently. Among the goodies-- some cool gadget's from Debra's Garden like the groovy needle gauge key ring and super fancy stitch markers pictured above.
We also got some really brilliant sock yarn from Malabrigo. When I say "brilliant" I mean the colors, yes. But I also mean it's brilliant-by-design: 100% superwash merino wool and 440 yards to the skein. Here are a couple of pics: