New yarn!

I got a lovely little skein of yarn for my birthday from my friend Kathleen. It’s gorgeous and delicious. Of course, it’s merino/cashmere/silk…so why wouldn’t it be?

vice-2It’s from an indie dyer, Vice Yarns. The color is Corpses Christi and the blend is called Carnal. I’m looking forward to turning it into some wild socks, or a baby garment. Kathleen also got me a bat house:

viceI’m hoping it will help encourage bats to roost and in turn keep the mosquito population down.

Summer is still flying by. I’m meeting my dissertation goals, knitting as much as my hands can take it, and going swimming with Z as much as possible. Kit is blocking right now! I put the blocking board in the shade outside in the heat to speed things along. I may have altered the dimensions of the tank a bit through the blocking process, pulling the length a little and losing some of the width. We’ll see the results soon.

Anyone seen Orange is the New Black? It’s a Netfix original series. I LOVED it and binged on it and killed the first season in a week. Oops. It was great. I want more now. 

Hope everyone is having a great summer. 

16 thoughts on “New yarn!

  1. What a gorgeous colour! It’ll make something really lovely!
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  2. That color! I love it! Am interested to hear how the bat box works for you. We’ve talked about getting one for mosquito control – they’ve been bad the past two years. We started Orange is the New Black tonight and I’m loving it!

  3. That color is so amazing! The bat house to keep mosquitoes down is a great idea, too. Awesome birthday gifts all around.
    I’ve seen all the ads for Orange is the New Black on Netflix. I’ve been too immersed in all the old Cartoon Network series, but I’m starting to think I should switch over to that for a while.

  4. Beautiful colour yarn.. I can’t crochet at the minute because we are experiencing an unusual phenomenon in the UK.. a heatwave!!!

  5. Holy cow, this is a FABULOUS color! It’s so bright and gorgeous!

    I haven’t done Orange is the New Black yet, but I’m really looking forward to it! I’m watching Top of the Lake right now, which is good, but pretty spooky.

  6. I love, love, LOVE the bat house! Watching the little guys is one of my favourite things to do in the evening; I have my own bat house plans when I get back to Oz. ^^

    Don’t you love it when people know you well enough to get you something so genuinely great?

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