Today's post is courtesy of Doc! Doc is a Radiologist that I taught to knit around April/May, just before she left for CA! She had been wanting to for a while, and I gave her a birthday gift of yarn and scarf needles, but after a long day on our feet and brains hurting, never got to "knit"! So one day, she had some time and I proceeded to show her casting on and garter stitch. Flash ahead to after a weekend, the scarf was as tall as her and it was time to bind off...so I showed her.
In the meantime, she had been buying yarn and cicular needles all weekend. The next project she wanted to do was a hat on circulars for her hubby in Iraq. She was looking for a blue wool yarn for him, um..so I did what any enabler would do, I gave her a skein of LP Bulky. I was amazed as most new knitters don't go directly to circs and dpns...but what the heck, I showed her how to cast on, join in the round and purl. A day later, the hat was done, so we proceeded to bind off. She found LP on ebay and I guess the rest is history..she loves LP as much as I do! So after destashing a bit of different yarns and a few needles and a new needle case, off she went to CA. The girl moved in an area with 3, count them 3 LYS's, one 10 minutes away!! Lucky her! But, being a Doc, never enough time to visit....until this week when she sent me a thank you gift of.....
Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky! Man this stuff is so soft!!
I love picture taking in the wild LOL! So, what do I do with 200 yds of this?? Any ideas?? No to a scarf already..not cold enough here for that, plus thanks to my SP6, I got a few already and I don't want to felt it..I like pawing it!
BTW, Doc is going to sign up for "SOCK" classes at her LYS too!
My DD saw me armed with camera and skeins of yarn yesterday afternoon, (I like to get a head on my yarn pics while I can before I get home and it is dark!) Oh, you going outside for your yarn pr0n mom?? It's almost Friday right?? hehe!
Thank you for your nice comments this week regarding Frogging Tuesday and Thursday! May it not be repeated for a long while!!!