My Greatest Find of the Year--Illuminated!
I have been coveting an OTT Lite for the longest time. Every time I saw it at the LYS, it beckoned me with its sweet light promises--promises of no more squinting to see the tiny little stitches or the strain on my eyes when knitting with dark color yarns. However, one look at the price tag always sent me off in the other direction. Let's face it, these little fancy toys are not cheap--for the regular price of one, I can feed the troop for at least 2 weeks (if not more!). But today, I finally caught one. I say caught because it was absolute luck of the day. We were driving to work and hubby decided to listened to the local ads on the radio. I was knitting away when the words OTT Lite came out of the speakers, I dropped my knitting and almost jumped to the back of the car to reach for my cell phone. Someone had an unloved OTT Lite for sale...for a ridiculously low price. How low? I should make you guess but no, I can't contain myself...$65.00! I had to get it, I just had too. I never knew how much I strained my eyes until now--knitting under this light feels as if I am sitting outside in the morning light--not too intense, not hot, just perfect! I am so tickled pink! I love it! As you can see, I have already put the light to good use--I was knitting away at my socks with the yarn that I got from Scout, I have been neglecting them but I have a goal of finishing them by the end of next week. My motivation: it is rather cold in the mornings when I go biking and a nice pair of wool socks will keep me nice and toasty.
But wait...there are more goodies to show you...most of them I got free....yay! We all love freebies.
More knitting looms for the lowly designer/author, courtesy of Provo Craft.
They have a new packaging that gives information on the yarn suitable for the knitting loom. The only downside, it appears that the packages is not re-usable. Before they used to have the little baggies where you could store the knitting loom, but it appears that these boxes are not like those baggies. But a light just went on, I guess you can't have those in bags, if you do, the knitting looms will warp, thus, they do need to lay flat....good call Provo Craft.
I believe they are making sure that I don't run out of looms for my swatching and projects for a possible 2nd book......hmmmm
I haven't opened the packages yet, but I did see that the Purple Knifty Knitter (what some of you call the Unicorn) has a new set of instructions--instructions in 4 different languages, now that is pretty knifty! I will report more on the included instructions when I get to sit down and read them over.
Wait, as if looms wasn't enough, another freebie package arrived from Berroco Yarns! Inside there were some skeins of their latest yarns: Pure Merino--it has won my heart--it is sooooft, and not itchy at all; Ultra Alpaca--think softer than a baby; Keltic--awesome colors; and Smart Mohair--not itchy like the other mohair I have seen and touched. And if the yarn wasn't enough to floor me, they sent me a binder full of their shade/color cards for all their yarns! It is my first time seeing shade cards for an entire yarn collection--I literally just knelt down and started feeling each and every single one of them....seeing all the different colors that the yarns come is a great way to get one thinking of designs.
I guess someone may want me to start getting ideas and start swatching--I have looms and yarn....all I need now is a baby sitter, hehehehe.
I have one extra goodie to show you...but it will have to wait til tomorrow. You see, this is the 2nd time I write this post, the first time around, I had all my goodies but then the light went out and my first post just went poof. But, I'll tell you a hint: it is about something many bloggers have been writing about....ooooh, what could it be....hehehehe.
I am off for now...I must get up in 4 hours to hit Curves...no rested for the wicked, ha!