Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Mea Culpa

It's not that I haven't been writing (or knitting) but I'm having trouble balancing the demands of writing for a living and writing for three different blogs. The truth is I'm probably a natural one-blog-is-more-than-enough girl but somehow I've found myself committed to three of them. One is my non-knitting blog. One is the blog nine other authors and I launched a few weeks ago called Romancing The Yarn. And then there's this one.

I can't for the life of me decide what knitting chat should go here and what should go in RTY. I feel like I'm shortchanging this one when I ignore it. And I feel like I'm not holding up my part of the bargain if I shortchange RTY. I guess I'm going to have to start copying posts between the two in order to keep up.

Today's mail delivery was like a visit from Santa. Two of Lucy Neatby's brand new knitting DVDs arrived and I'm beside myself with anticipation. I've sworn I won't touch them until I finish the novella I'm writing but I'm not quite convinced my will power is up to the task. Dallas sent the Vogue Knitting on the Go Shawl book, the one with the gorgeous bright multi-color pinwheel delight on the cover. Be still my heart! She also tucked in two skeins of Regia Bamboo which boggles the mind much as Soy Silk does.

Oh, brave new world! Can you believe there was a time when the only yarn on my horizon was Red Heart?

Now I don't mean that as an insult. I remain a stalwart and devoted supporter of Red Heart. I've spent many happy hours working with their various yarns and think Baby Clouds is probably one of the most difficult washable yarns to crochet with on the planet. I've made a number of baby blankets with it and the comments, much after the fact, are always the same: "The baby cuddles with it all the time!" Isn't that the point? If the baby loves it, I am beyond delighted.

And have you felt the stuff? It is SOFT. Wonderfully soft. Washes and dries like a dream. And looks scrumptious all done up.

Yes, I love my Noro but my Heart will always be a little bit Red.