Went out with the FSU to m1 again today. >.< The FSU had to check up on her Sock of the Month Club socks since we hadn't received anything for November while I was thinking about maybe finding a nice fingering weight alpaca to play with. Yeah, right.
Apparently the shop's been having some problems with thefts so they didn't have the pattern for the socks last month for us, and instead they gave us any similarly priced sock pattern in its place along with a skein of laceweight cashmere. *___* This was seriously bad. The instant I'd walked into the shop, I was rifling through their cashmere yarns (what happened to looking at alpaca?!) thinking that, if they had three skeins in a single colourway, I'd us it to make a fisherman's scarf. They had some Jade Sapphire in Blueberries and Plums (more blue toned than my current Lapis). Then when going through their laceweight cashmere (oy! Alpaca?) I picked out a colourway that had two skeins left in case I wanted to do a shawl. No problems... Then the evil girl at the shop showed me their new cashmere 5-ply from Art Yarns. That was evil. The yarn is incredibly soft and is handpainted. The yardage has me a bit confused but I'm wondering if the yarn might be extremely unusual; I haven't tried balling it yet, so I'm not sure. Yardage-wise, it's supposed to be 50g-102yd. However, the skein *looks* like a laceweight yarn would, so... if the yardage is indeed correct... the individual plies are that separate? I'm not sure. If however, 50g/102yd is correct... it'll be a heavier scarf again, although even softer than the Jade Sapphire scarf will be. Alpaca wasn't even considered once the cashmere took over. >.<; And in the end, my credit card screamed and fled after our trip there. Worse, we're going there and to Knit One, Chat Too for the Boxing Day sales... O_O FSU pays next time, I think. :P
Otherwise, I did come to the end of my rope... erm, yarn today. Yay! And then I tied-in the next ball. Boo! But it's cashmere. Yay! But I'm still only half-way through the scarf. Boo! ^^; Unfortunately right after my split-splice tie-in, I ran into a knot in the skein. Ick! So it got cut out and the yarn spliced together again but we weren't so careful with the second splice and it ended up falling apart as I went along. Eek! I ended up with a growing hole before I noticed the problem and got repairs done. I really don't want to go through that sort of thing again. >.<;
At my best guess for the scarf though, it will probably be slightly longer than I normally go for, and I'll probably go as far as I can length-wise as the yarn holds out. ^^; The FSU was a bit evil though and handed me a pattern she found on the 'net for a different scarf in a leaf pattern. I really like it, but since it's leafy, I feel like it should be *green*. ^^; The cashmere I bought today was blue. ......They didn't have any green colourways in the 6-ply as far as I recall although FSU did mention I could go with reds or oranges in a fall concept. ^^; The shop did have two or three skeins in a reddish colourway... Shall see. :P Otherwise I might end up with blue leaves. ^^;
And while on the topic of yarn, while at the Farmers' Market on the weekend, we picked up a few skeins of alpaca-mohair-wool-nylon yarn for socks. It's the FSU's yarn (though I paid for it) since I'm very leery about buying mohair or knitting with it. I have some mohair, but I'll only work with it if I have antihistamines in the house. ^^; The shop also had some socks knit up going for $25/pr and I was *so* tempted to buy some... >_< Hand knit socks are wonderful things but I don't seem to knit fast enough to make myself many. I think I have... 4 pairs of handknits? (Three from the FSU.) FSU was complaining that one of her handknit pairs, even though it was a superwash merino, was shrinking on her! :o Of all the things to have happen. All that work and shrinkage? Eek!
Oh well, I think I'll settle in to double check Shoumyou 3 before finally getting a move on Kokumono 24. Eep! At least the headaches with Shoumyou 2 and GH 6 are probably over now. I hope. ^^; The poor lappy's been running compile after compile non-stop as I tried to figure out some video issues. I don't know how well I've worked them out (or if I've made them worse...) but hopefully it's acceptable. ^^; Of course a couple of last minute note additions to GH didn't help the issue there either. ^^; As much as it's really useful having cross-over between Shoumyou, GH and even Kokumono, it makes certain things (like needing notes!) harder to see. ^^;
Oh well, I should do some stuff. ......Or get myself some tea first. ^^;