Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Must. Make. This. NOW!

I know you all know the new knitty is up. I'm always the last one on the bandwagon. But, I viewed this issue differently than the way I normally view knitty. Typically I like a few patterns at first glance, think about which one to make first, since they're free think to myself that I can't pass up a FREE pattern... NOT this time. This time, I am DROOLING over a pattern. It's this one.

Remember the good old Secret Pal quiz question, "are you a yarn snob?" I think I need to change my answer to a resounding YES!!!!! The Joseph Galler Pashmina this pattern calls for is $55 a ball! OUCH!

Luckily, I have a friend in Portland, who is willing to pick me up one from her LYS. Like the pattern's namesake, she automatically becomes my best friend.

When to find time for this knit? Between the Clap and the lace leaf scarf and the IHS and the 50 million hats. But before New Years. That's when.

Oh - and for those of you who commented about my Christmas tree falling over, calm is exactly what I wasn't on Saturday! Here's the scene. DH, MIL, SIL and I are ready to go out to dinner after a long day of shopping and errands around 9pm.

Julsey runs around looking for shoes, purse, glasses, keys, etc, SIL sits calmly on couch, DH, MIA

MIL (frozen in tracks) OH MY GOD!!!!

(tree falls towards the glass dining room table)

Julsey (also frozen in tracks) AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

(finally realizes she should be catching it runs across the living room)

MIL, SIL, Julsey run for paper towels to catch water that is running in every direction, DH emerges from (where?)

Gang furiously cleans the floor, fixes the lights, dumps the tree skirt in the bathtub and heads out for sushi.

Sushi...mmmm....gotta eat now.


  1. yowza! $55 a ball!? i could buy a pack of jaeger shetland aran from janette's rare yarn store on ebay for that kind of money! AND that includes shipping! like, wow.
    that is a cutie patootie pattern, though.

  2. oooh, please make best friend! that's a really intriguing pattern. (i'll remain neutral on whether you should use the jg cashmere... you know i love cashmere, but that's steep!)