I'm involved in a few swaps, and there seem to be questions about what kind of yarn I would like to receive. I've given it some thought, and here's what I've come up with:
1. I would like something variegated in blues or a complementary color, worsted weight, to make the mittens in One Skein Wonders. (My jacket is blue!)
2. I would like to make a simple lace shawl. So, something that could be used for that would be nice. I'm thinking red, or pink, or maybe even silver. There's a pattern in the current magknits I was considering, but I'm also open to suggestions here.
3. I'd like to make the spa set in One Skein Wonders with Bamboo. It's for a gift to go along with rose soaps, so pinkish colors would work really well. (I know, I'm addicted to One Skein Wonders. It's perfect for a beginner on a budget!)
4. I'm looking for a wool/cashmere blend (or other soft, slightly fuzzy yarn) to make a cowl (you know, a circular scarf you slip over your head.) I need 164 yards. (Yes, it's in OSW).
I hope this helpful for my swap partners. Obviously, I'm so psyched to get yarn in the mail, that it just doesn't matter all that much what it is. But, I personally hate that feeling of "I have NO IDEA what to get".
There has been progress on the Wallaby. I'm up to attaching the sleeves. As an added bonus, my Mom is coming TODAY! She is doing a wallaby too, and is ahead of me, so she'll be able to help! I'm so stinkin' excited!
Everyone psyched for the Men's U.S. Open final tonight?