The new project on my needles is a pair of fingerless mitts from Knitty called Spirogyra in Blue Moon Hand Painted Sock Candy in the Delicious colorway. Sock Candy is 96% cotton and 4% Elite, an elastic that they say "wears well." The color is so yummy I could eat it and the stretchy yarn is not bad either. I thought it might be as hard to use as Fixation but it is not!
It took a while to get my Sock Candy. In the past I have plugged the wonderful yarn and service of Blue Moon Fiber Arts. I even convinced myself that their excellent and quick delivery of my orders was because they valued me, me, me above all customers. Man did I have a rude awakening! Many of you know that they have had a rough month. They were short a dyer and were hit hard with unusually large number of orders. After three weeks of hearing nothing from them I called and was told--well, pretty much what I just told you. My point being that once in a blue moon even Blue Moon messes up, but it doeesn't make me love their yarn any less.
I received an order from Knit Picks in short order--a seven day turn-around. The lace weight Palette in peach will be knit on size 5 needles to create an airy summer sweater called E-Z V-neck Cardigan. Can't wait to start this one. I am coming to the end of the second front piece of Victoria from Knitty, and will make quick work of the sleeves (I hope).
Knitting time is at a premium, but it is too important to ignore. Move over work. I. Must. Knit.
Life is good.