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Weather change >_<;

So, there's something coming in soon over here. The question is, warm or cold? The good thing about living here is that sometimes we get really warm temps in the winter time. The bad, migraines, headaches, and joint aches. >_<; I've got eyestrain, a headache, and muscle/joint aches today. It's rare to get this much at once. But I'm lucky, I seldom have serious migraines and I can usually remain functional when these shifts come in. Today's one of the rare days I want to curl up and not move; it's also proving difficult to do anything beyond stare blankly (which means I'm not working on any subbing this afternoon). -_-;


But the good thing(?) today is that we went out to m1. I'm not sure, is this good or bad? I bought part of the FSU's Xmas present (yes even though she was with me). She's now the happy owner of four new 32" Destiny circular needles (3.5-5mm). The Destiny circulars are ebony wood needles put out by Lantern Moon and are perhaps some of the most expensive needles out there. They're also some of the nicest needles I've worked with except for when I was working with a rich burgundy yarn. I couldn't distinguish yarn from needle, so they didn't work well then. ^^;

For myself though, I picked up two skeins of yummy cashmere by Jade Sapphire. I so want to turn this into a nice scarf but have no idea what pattern to use. I picked up their 6-ply which is a fairly heavy yarn... strange I don't see a tension gauge for it. :/ I've been manhandling the poor yarn ever since it came home and petting it... The thing is they only had two skeins so I have to be careful that I'll have enough for a scarf. The skeins themselves are 55gm 150yd each, so it's not going to be too big. (One of these days, I'm going to cave in and make either a Dr. Who scarf or a Harry Potter style scarf.) :P

I was also quite tempted by the alpaca since again it's so soft and warm, but decided to keep myself down to the cashmere and some more sock yarn. I'm not sure why I picked up more sock yarn... I've got more than enough yarn to knit for all of next year and still not finish. ^^; Of course, I was also tempted to buy more sock yarn from Furry Yarns. The slip stitch socks I've been working on uses their Maine Bear SOX yarn and it's quite nice to work with. I didn't order any more but I probably should next year. ^o^

And looking at all the yarn I picked up over the year... I think the vast majority is handpainted. I have a plain black possum-merino that I'm also thinking about using to make a scarf, but... yes. The vast majority is definitely handpainted. ^^;


*sigh* Someone stop me. I keep molesting the cashmere. >_<;;
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