Wednesday, 2 December 2009

a touch of madness

It felt so good to get back here last night, and more to the point, to be made to feel so welcome, that I had a crazy thought. Over-the-top-crazy. Why not post every day up until the christmas break? I'm serious. Okay, I know it's unlikely I'll pull it off, especially as I've been averaging about three posts a month. But I did feel a frisson of excitement at the thought...and I do like a challenge. Maybe this way madness lies, but it would be a fun way to round off the year.

Have you come across Malabrigo yarn? The worsted is handspun and hand dyed and is so squishy and soft you can't help but love it. There's an extraordinary selection of colours to choose from. This is Tuareg. I have just one skein and I think it's destined to be a neckwarmer. Pattern to be decided. Perfect for keeping the drafts at bay.


I also have three skeins of Stone Blue and I fancy one of these. I think I'd have some left over, too. I should add that this has nothing to do with christmas presents. This is self-indulgent knitting, just for me.

Did you know Julia's back? She's doing her wonderful advent event again. Go and say hello!

12 comments:

dottycookie said...

Gosh, that wool is quite delicious!

driftwood said...

delicious indeed! I saw a knitted dress recently in wool a bit like that, gorgeous, but probably impractical....... good luck with the everyday posting, I could never in a billion years manage it xoxo

Gina said...

What beautiful yarn. I feel I might haver to treat myself to a Christmas present!

ginny said...

everyday! wow... i know i really enjoy posting regulary and it works better for me. i am so enjoying blogging and have a december theme forming in my head... i love julia's advent posts and will mention this on my blog too...
warmest wishes dear diana and thank you for the replys to my boot and iron requests.
ginny xx

Grandmaibb said...

Ooooo a post everyday I'll look forward to it. I do love your photos.

Pipany said...

Yes please Diana, a daily post would be perfect and add to my ridiculous excitement about the month of December. I love that wool and am intrigued to know if you find it bobbles as I seem to remember hearing this on some American knitting blogs last year? I may be muddling it with another wool though. It does look so tactile and i am very tempted xx

The Curious Cat said...

Who is Julia? Her blog looks nice! That wool also looks heavenly...I bet something made from that would feel like bliss! Lovely colour too! xxx

Simone said...

The wool looks very soft and luxurious and rather yummy! I am looking forward to reading your daily posts! x

jane said...

Beautiful yarn.... I love that colour and shall look forward to seeing what you make. Perfect for brightening things up at this time of year. Thanks for the link to the cotton seeds pattern - that's lovely.

Pomona said...

Wonderful yarn - I think you might be encouraging me into another addiction!

Pomona x

kristina said...

What a lovely blue. Looking forward to the posts, but please don't make yourself crazy! K x

Purrfect Haven said...

every day?!!!! a bigger woman than I! Good luck. Helen, D&B