plan B. i also decided that the pattern i was knitting may look nicer in a solid or semi-solid. so, i pulled out my beautiful plant dyed yarn by siri.
it was the right thing to do. i love the pagewood, but i'm thinking it's going to end up as nutkins.
i'm quite excited about this sock! the pattern is quick to memorize, easy, virtually mindless ... and very elegant. another perk is that i am using my clover (size 1) dpns. i cannot remember the last time i used them, because i often reach for my metal susan bates dpns. but, knitting this lovely plant dyed yarn with bamboo is quite appropriate somehow.
i totally feel that the yarn (follow my links to read about the yarn and where the dye material was gathered) and the pattern were made for one another.
in other yummy news, i got my namaste newport bag in the mail the other day. i bought this bag sight unseen (well, as unseen as one can get with the internet).
it's everything i hoped it would be. this is my first 'real' knitting bag. i love their bags because they're solid vs. prints (i wear enough prints in my clothing), and have a dual purpose as knitting bag and purse, w/o making one look like a frumpy bag lady.
it's pretty cool. i used it today for the first time and loved it !