Monday, June 11, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
I am finally getting around to showing you the yarn that I smuggled out of Seattle ( I may have told a little white one when I filled out my customs declaration) and into my home ( I may also have told a little white one there too).
The colours are not that true here, sorry.
Lorette & Kris picked me up at my hotel our Yarnadventure started at a great little shop with an awesome name, So Much Yarn... Not wanting get to carried away at the first shop I didn't purchase alot. However, it was here I purchased the yarn to mark my trip to Seattle. Hand-Dyed, sock yarn in a self-striping Seattle Seahawks colourway by Caryn's Creations. I was so glad I bought this, I love the colours, which are more grey/blue, navy and lime green than the picture suggests.
On to The Fiber Gallery where we got a great parking spot, it was meant to be! If you go to Lorette's March 19th post you will find some photos of this shop, as well as me wearing my completed Starsky cardigan. I may have purchased "some" Lorna's Laces here. Best part of that was shopping by "proxy" for a friend of mine, the Jeans colourway I bought is misisng from the photo above and I must admit I almost didn't want to give it up.
We went to lunch, then on to bigger and better things, Weaving Works. This shop was my favourite shop of the trip. I could see a recipe for bank account disaster if I should ever decide to relocate to Seattle. Cascade superwash 220, KOIGU, two skiens of natural color Kona Superwash found their way into my basket. All in all I had the best time, and I am very happy with the yarn I brought home.
Lorette and Kris were fabulous hosts, Lorette scouted out yarn shops and their directions. She did a fine job of keeping me out of any bad yarn shops. Kris graciously provided our transportation, and did a fine job navigating the narrowist streets I have ever seen. Thank you girls, I hope to come back again.
Oh and whats worse than forgetting your camera? Not taking any pictures with the camera in your purse! I did take one picture, but I am an asshat photographer and it didn't turn out. Agghhhh!!!!!
If you're in Seattle you have to watch Grey's no?. The sock and I missed it on Thursday, but we hooked up with the "gang" Friday on the net.
My favorite shot, The ferris wheel in Seattle Center.
Can't forget the Carousel.
I took the monorail to help get me here Pike Place Market.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Back, 2 sleeves, left front, beginning of right front.
A few rows were accomplished last night at KnitNite. We have moved our KnitNite to Wednesday and moved our location to a local knitting store. The knitting store is conveniently located(or not, if your one of those people who likes to save money) in the lower level of my office building. Our commited knitters attended KnitNite on Valentine's day, we are a dedicated group! I may have purchased more yarn (not one of those people), so that when the urge strikes I can knit Neoknits Green Apple , and 4 balls of sock yarn to knit a new sock pattern.
Would you believe, a women new to our group, set a goal to use all the yarn from her stash BEFORE she purchased any new yarn! I know I couldn't believe it either. Yet there she sat. knitting a baby blanket with new yarn. Abracadabra, stash be gone! OMG, a wonder of our time, I'm sure. I will leave you to ponder the thought of tackling your stash. I got hives just thinking about it.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Stay tuned for a Starsky update, not quite done but close.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Not only have I been knitting but I have been winning! Winning yarn is the best feeling ever. I won Socks that Rock yarn from the blogfamous Cara of January One "Calling all Virgins" post. Thank you Cara and Blue Moon You know how to rock a virgins world! I'll let you know when it arrives.
I must confess I have found another hobby, I am only in the fledgling stages of quilting,but I love it. I discovered that while I truly destested sewing (the bad Ragedy Ann nightie experience back in Grade 8)I love quilting. I have almost finished a practice quilt top for L (my almost 6 year old), using his favourite blankies. It is by no means a work of art, but it was fun and my boy LOVES it. Practice, practice!
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
I decided to clean up some of the FO's around the house for the beginning of 2007. I rang in the New Year with this languishing FO, the Six Sense Sock. Love this sock, the bad sock mojo that came with it, not so much! Yes crappy picture, not easy taking great pictures of your lower extremities. This was knit with DGB Confetti colour #36110 for those inquiring minds, I'm wishing now I would have bought more in that colourway.
I did say I was going to provide photos of the other recent FO, however, again crappy photo, need more light for the next photo shoot. Coming soon. It may have until the weekend.
For all the other World Junior Hockey Fans out there, how much do you love
TSN Broadband! I'll be the crazy lady hootin' and holler'n at her desk on January 5th for the Gold Medal Game, Canada vs. Russia
12:30pm et/9:30am pt
Funny after the shoot out between Canada & USA one of the commentators made a comment about the "Collective Canadian Cardiac Arrest" I felt that was a very accurate description.