On Thursday, one of the only nights I came home on time this week, I arrived to find my new Knit Picks catalog. I admit it, I’m a fan of knit picks. I can afford their yarn much better then say Rowan, although I will admit I’m not a fan of using their yarn for felting. I find it fuzzes quite dramatically. In the new Knit Picks catalog was something I just have to have. The Andean Chullo Hat Kit. Each year I intend to make my niece, in Alaska, a hat. And when I saw that hat, so brightly colored and with earflaps I knew it had to be the one I make for her this year. So Friday I intended to order it, and even pay for fast shipping because lets face it, its October and its already cold in Alaska. ITS NOT AVAILABLE YET! Why put something in your catalog when it is even available yet to purchase! I was infuriated, okay I was annoyed, and fortunately I see they at least have it listed now when it will be available, which will be Monday.
While I was there, I browsed other kits and think I want to knit the laptop bag and the cool purse in Palette. But I’d better get busy on the second sleeve to my Gathering Intentions sweater so I can justify starting all these new projects.
I realized I hadn’t shown sweet Basil on this blog yet. Poor Basil, he’s the old pet that isn’t fresh in our minds, plus he doesn’t do many new things any more to take pictures of.
This was taken 9 years ago, he was really still a baby bird. Only a few months old, when he’d still let me do things like put hats on him. If I tried to put a hat on him now he’d probably try to bite my finger off!
Well I’d better get back to making the rest of these face cloths so I can get back to my sleeve, so I can be ready to start knitting on the hat when it comes.