Right now I have my laptop on my lap, down by my knees. In front of the laptop, squishing herself in between the computer and my boobs, is my little cat Gabby. Her paws are all splayed over my right arm, making typing interesting. Between the cat and the computer, I'm very warm.
I told you a short time ago that I managed to snag several skeins of Wollmeise in the update that took place right before my dentist's appointment. Well, they arrived today, earlier than expected. Boy, are they luscious. It's extremely hard to photograph these properly. The deep violet keeps coming out blue, no matter what I do. I tried putting something blue next to the skeins, hoping that the camera would make the purple look purple in contrast to the blue, but it didn't work. So, here we go:
First picture is the colorway Sundig und Verrucht, which means, I believe, Sinful and Profligate:
That bluish color is actually violet. This yarn is unbelievably gorgeous. I'm in love.
Next up is Petit Poison No. 5 (dark version) and Der Letzte Versuch ("the last try"):
The color on that Petit Poison is pretty true, but the Der Letzte Versuch has that blue/purple problem again.
And last, but not least, is Indisch Rot (India Red):
Here they all are together, in an orgy of color brilliance:
Continuing in the theme of Wollmeise, I've turned the heel on my Baba Jaga sock, and am working my way up the leg. I plan to knit these nice and long:
And a better view of the yarn:
I've also been working on the Alpine Frost scarf, but it seems to grow very slowly:
And a better picture of the color:
At this point, I keep getting knocked offline, so I'm going to save this post and put it up quickly.