I received knitting gifts at each of my Christmas celebrations but I'm only writing about the yarn ones today. 2007 was an excellent year for yarn acquisition and when it was time to make my Christmas list I could not think of many things I needed. However, I did make a wish list at The Loopy Ewe with some yarns I admired and suggested to DH that he might buy me one or two of them. He is nothing but thorough and purchased the lot.
From left to right I now own:
1 skein of The Plucky Knitter laceweight in Tippi Blue, 1 skein of Scarlett Fleece Tubular x2 in Pacific, 1 skein of Dream in Color Smooshy in Lipstick Lava, 2 skeins of Lorna's Laces in Envy, 1 skein of Louet Gems in Charcoal and 1 skein of Louet Gems in Pewter. (The Louet Gems yarn was not on my wish list but sitting in my shopping cart from a prior visit when I was considering purchasing them for contrasting heels and toes.) Lesson learned - be careful what you ask for as you might receive it!
I now own an embarassing amount of sock yarn and DD#2 made me aware that at my current rate of 1 pair per month I was good for 3 years plus. 2008 has been declared the Year of the Sock and I am determined to end the year with far fewer skeins of sock yarn than I currently own. Goal is to knit at least one pair per month and purchase no more sock yarn this calendar year.
Tomorrow I'll write about the other knitting related gifts and reveal the first finished object of 2008.