So I turned 20 about a month ago. Birthdays of course mean presents, and therefore fibre-y goodness! I know that it was ages ago, but I do want to show you what I got, so bear with me for a moment.
My mom scored a bunch of books from Amazon for me. There is the Vogue Stitchionary 2: Cables, Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush, and Favorite Socks from Interweave. I am very excited about the Favorite Socks book, since everyone has been knitting such lovely socks out of it since it came out.
My mom also gave me a gift certificate to Lettuce Knit, so I had the agony of choosing what to get. In the end I decided on a skein of Schaefer Anne, with deep blues, reds and oranges.
I also got a skein of Sea Silk, which is destined to become the Swallowtail Shawl. I've promised myself that I can't start that until I have finished at least half of the Feather and Fan shawl that is already on the needles.
Then, Lettuce Knit got in a huge order of Lorna's Laces, so I treated myself to two skeins of Mineshaft when I went with my friend Claire. I'm thinking a pair of Charade socks.
Last but not least, that same friend Claire gave me these two skeins of wool that she picked up at the farmer's market in Kingston. I think that the brand is a local one. The wool is very coarse, but the colours are very interesting, I'll probably make a hat and mitten set, and line it with a softer yarn to combat the itchy factor.
And that was my birthday! Sorry it took so long to get to this, but tomorrow I promise a FO!