Thursday, October 29, 2009

Decisions, decisions....

Goodness, I got so many lovely goodies the past couple of days I don't know which one to do first!

Here are two lovelies that I picked up at Kathy's Shop. This first one is Golden Harvest BFL, it's not as bright as the photo, it's getting darker by the time I get home now & is not conductive to good photo taking.... so flash it is.

This is Holly-Daze BFL....

And sweet Kathy included a couple of BFL samples in my package too. :)

Then Chan & Kathy went to the Shenandoah Fiber Fest & got me a surprise since I was pouting about not being able to attend...

(Couldn't resist posting the stolen from Chan photo... I know how much Kathy loves seeing her face on our blogs, ROFLMBO!!!!)

When I got home today I had this yummy stuff waiting on me. It's the most beautiful lavender Angora fiber! Not sure if it's mixed with anything, surely it is, but it's incredibly soft! I think Jazzy was jealous of me petting & snuggling the fiber. LOL

So now the decision is.... which one to spin first?! I told Kathy & Chan that I need about 20 extra bobbins for my wheel so I can start on all of my fiber at once! :)

The weekend is almost here, hope everyone has a great one!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Sorry, didn't mean to scare you! Just letting you know that I now have Snake Stitch Markers in my shop. And don't worry, these little cuties won't bite. :)

And I got my Dish Rag Tag dishcloth today. Emily sent it to me since I was a team captain, but it actually came from Stephanie who pulled the last leg in our team. Although we didn't get a medal Team Peaches & Speed came in a respectable 4th place. Thanks again Emily for a fun DRT!

I also had another surprise in the mailbox today... Chan sent me this great little book!

It has some great little projects in there & a lot of great information. There is always something new to learn about your crafts. :)  Thanks Chan! I see tiny apples in your future!

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend!

Monday, October 19, 2009

What they look like finished...

I finally have a finished project, or should I say some finished yarn to show you. And a few other projects that you've seen before that I have new photos of...

This eggplant wool combined with the pink variegated wool looks like this...

I wasn't sure how this was going to come out using the two different colors, but I like it. :) And it came out to approx. 390 yards, so I'm pleased with the yardage too.

For those of you who wanted to see what the Afternoon Hat looked like on, here you go...

And I finally got a photo of me wearing the Lace Cardigan. I love this sweater! And I even impressed myself knitting this. Thank you to for giving me the chance to knit this sweater, without them I might not have finished it. I have a little bit of ADD going on where my knitting is concerned, I tend to start a lot of projects that never get finished. So having to complete this for someone in a scheduled time frame helped a bunch.

Sorry, I had a goofy look on my face so I just cut my head off in the photo! LOL

Hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Just a quick post here to share my new hat.... I lourves my new hat! You can find my Ravelry project page HERE. And you can find the pattern by clicking on the name here, Afternoon Pink Hat by Connie Peng. I finished it in 5 days, while I was sick & not knitting or spinning or anything for 2 days.... so you know it's a super fast knit. It was super easy to follow & turned out really cute! The yarn I used was Delhi by Queensland Collection, Ravelry & Yarndex calls it a Bulky yarn, I have to disagree with them & call it Aran at the most. I did like the yarn though so no worries.
I think it looks great on, but I'll have to wait & see if someone can help me take photos this weekend. Until then I leave you with these....

Sunday, October 11, 2009

How cool is that?!

Yesterday I made the trip to visit my new favorite almost local yarn shop, A Row of Purls Too. Take a look at her newly wrapped car! It looks like it's wrapped with yarn & knitting. LOL
I love it!

I also picked up some sweet yarns for a couple of hats for a little girl. Some Aster in a strawberry or watermelon color....

Some Berroco Comfort in purples...

Some Zitron Evita in pretty pastels...

And this Cascade Pearls is for me, just because I thought it was pretty. It's destined to be another washcloth I'm sure....

I also got a couple of balls of Delhi by Queensland (it was on sale!) to make a hat & neckwarmer for myself. But somehow I forgot to take a photo of that, and I'm just too pooped to get up & do that right now. Feeling a little puny today, afraid I might be coming down with a cold....

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Darcy is having a contest!

Darcy is having a great contest & giving away a copy of Kate Jacobs latest Novel the third in The Friday Night Knitting Club Series, Knit the Season.

Head on over to Darcy's Blog & enter to have a chance at winning this great book. :)

And I went to my new favorite LYS yesterday & came away with some sweet yarn & a photo of Barbara's awesome car! Stay tuned....

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Whiskers on Wednesday

Woohoo! Jazzy & I finally made it for another Whiskers on Wednesday!

We moved some furniture around the other week & her condo got moved to the window.... an awesome spot as far as she is concerned. She has been practically living in the thing. :)  She can watch the birds & us at the same time... or nap....

And we've had a little problem with the treat bag.... she decided to help herself to some the other day. LOL
Now we have to keep them up where she can't reach them. But she knows where they are & keeps going there & begging, she's so funny. :)

Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


My buddy Chan is having a contest, head on over & check out the rules, there is gonna be lots of great prizes! So for my part here I'm listing a few things that make me feel blessed....
  • A wonderful husband, who is sweet & totally "gets" me, even if it is frustrating to him sometimes. :)
  • A wonderful & selfless Step-son (who I consider my own). And who is now heading to his job school with the US Marines a long way from us! We miss him...
  • My furbaby, Jasmine
  • Awesome friends
  • And I do feel blessed to have our home & a job with the economy like it is. While it has been hard on us there are people out there who have it far worse.

I could go on & on but those are the most important ones to me.

And I have a few finished projects to show you! First up is my Vine Stitch Wrap. This pattern is in the book Vogue Knitting on the Go. This has been on the needles for quite a long time. One of those UFO's floating around the house forever. I finally picked it up last week & got it done. I was tired of it constantly taunting me, LOL.  I did like the pattern despite the time it took me to complete it, I just get bored easily. :)

And I also finished up my Colonnade. This was a fairly quick knit & I like the finished result. It's a Free Pattern on Ravelry. I used smaller yarn & needles than what the pattern called for so it's more of a scarf version. That suits me just fine. Now if we could just get some cooler weather around here so I can put these to use.... supposed to be 85 tomorrow! UGH

Hope everyone is having a good week!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

FREE Pattern!

It's ready! The FREE pattern for my Mermaid Scarf. Click on the name there & it will take you to the pattern page on Ravelry where you can download it. If any of you aren't on Ravelry (what?!) & want the pattern, just shoot me an email & I'll send you the pdf.

This pattern hasn't been test knit by anyone but me, so if you find any errors please let me know.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!