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Thursday, December 16, 2004

The fourth thing my Christmas bonus got for me is the new Golding Spindle


another sweater of Cascade


a sweater's worth of Cascade


and a letter expressing their thanks...

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Now, before I pluck myself bald, will you do me a favor? It won't take long...

Cast on 24 stitches a knit a few rows so there's a little base. Then:
"Slip 1, P15, P2tog, Turn
Slip 1, K8, K2tog, Turn
Slip 1, P9, P2tog, turn
Continue in this manner, always working 1 more st on each row before decreasing, until all sts are worked."

Ignore that your decreases won't be symmetrical.

How many stitches are on the needle now????

Edited to add a moment of zen:

These are from a dear friend on Knitters Review who wisely has not given me the address of the farm that this baby and Wizard (the "cross-dresser") live on, to protect them from alpaca-napping. If you see me wearing an alpaca suit and driving our Expedition, I'm not heading there. Honest.

Could you just die for that baby, or what?

12 Comments:

Blogger Amy Boogie said...

You got a golding!!! Yay!!! Now I'm jealous.

16 sts

8:28 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Ooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....pretty! jealous, jealous, jealous! :-)

8:42 AM  
Blogger Elisa said...

Wow - that spindle is gorgeous!

My brain is like mush right now, so without yarn and needles in front of me, there's no way I can think through how many stitches I'd have left on the needles...I'll futz around with it tonight.

I'm a little worried about why you were posting at 4:30 in the morning, though. ;)

9:14 AM  
Blogger xmasberry said...

yay! it is beautiful! i am very happy for you.

10:05 AM  
Blogger CrazyFiberLady said...

That spindle is gorgeous. I have the smaller Tsunami from them and it's like buttah ;) I did spin on their triple flyer number at Rhinebeck and it really was to die for. I was ready to trade the twins in on one :)

The yarn is lovely and congratulations on that great bonus! Its very nice when a company actually rewards the hard work an employee puts in.

Enjoy it!

12:06 PM  
Blogger IndigoMuse said...

I love that new Golding spindle. I may need to add it to my Christmas list. I'm still holding out for a spinning wheel though. What a great surprise, your bonus :) I haven't gotten a bonus from an employer in probably 8 years. I wasn't even sure that companies did that sorta thing any more. Enjoy spending it!

IM

1:48 PM  
Blogger Risë said...

Oh, the cria is so cute. I can't wait until we have babies on our farm.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Clara said...

Gorgeous Golding! I'm waiting for you to get an email from the Society for the Prevention of Silly Stuffed Reindeer Antlers on Fiber-Bearing Animals complaining about the obviously cruel and inhumane treatment those poor animals must withstand. It's one step away from the comfy chair, I tell you!

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is the spindle I have been drooling over
that is real white gold if I remember right on there

vi

4:00 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Hmmmm... is that alpaca ranch in the San Francisco Bay area? It looks awfully similar to the one I visited earlier in the year for shearing season, but I'm not sure if all alpaca ranches look the same.

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, your Golding is beeeyoooteeeful! I got one at Rhinebeck, but sadly it's been sitting unused for so long. I keep waiting for that precious commodity - TIME! I like your Tree of Life one. Mine is Celtic knots, but after a while I got the feeling it wasn't really Celtic knots, but pretzels, and I felt it was mocking me. But I still love it. LOVE the feel of it and the weight. Norma (http://nownormaknits2.typepad.com)

12:09 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Omigosh, those alpacas are TOO cute. Wouldn't I love one of them in my Christmas stocking, too! I am enjoying you sharing your Christmas bonus shopping with us, too.

7:24 AM  

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