A good friend from late night and MDSW excursions has been putting a bug in my ear about Eunny Jang's Autumn Rose. She mentioned it back in May -- a fair isle with shaping. She brought the book in to Late night to continue to tempt me. She posted about it on her blog and then she started a knit-along. Well, I broke down and bought the kit fromTwo Swan's Yarn. My saving grace was that the popularity of the kit had stripped the distributer of all of the stock of Old Gold the most prevalent color in the sweater so I had to wait an extra month and a couple of weeks ago, on a Thursday I came home to a box wedged between the front door and the storm door. (In this day and age of air conditioning, I can never figure out when I should put the screen back in the storm door -- seems I have to change it four times a year.) My kit had arrived.
I let it sit on the coffee table for a day before opening it. But the colors were beautiful and I am excited to start it but then there is so much else that I should be finishing at the moment. It may come out for swatching soon, we will have to see.
Since I promised pictures yesterday, here are my two purchases from the Fall Fiber Festival of Virginia. They were both bought at the both for Knitting Notions from Nashville, TN. First, I bought a skein of sock yarn in a lovely semi solid called Thyme.