Friday, September 28, 2007

SP11 Strikes

Sp11 appears with goodies!
Pretty packaging too

Inside I found a belated birthday card, which I'd assume she made.. Very neat with approx. 4oz of chocolate roving (which I'm assuming is a merino) ohhhh yum!

then a couple skeins of Crystal Palace newer veggie sock yarn Maizy Prints in Night Shades which is very neat I'm designing a new pattern for Crystal Palace with some of their new yarns but didn't have this colorway.. Hmmm Wonder if my SP knew this one....;o)

some neat goodies here too some black sessa assam tea from Premium Steap , a package of Knit tags from Rosie's yarn cellarwhich you hand sew on garments.. Very cool! She also included a couple samples of Soak.....looking forward to trying the citrus scented one..

Thank you very much my SP!!!! I wonder if you knew me before and where I shop??? hmmm Still I have no idea who are you are....;o))

Monday, September 24, 2007

Weekend Activites

I've been so busy uploading info to Ravelry!! It's addicting let along time consuming
here I am over there

other than that weekend news wasn't much knitting did get nearer to the end of Picovoli

A trip to Keith's Farm with a couple neighbors and kids
mine love to climb the trees for those apples

my other neighbor got a little stuck between some branches...ROGroundLMAO!

she also had to get this ugly gourd for her steps

these are different, the pumpkin looks like a strawberry

my other neighbor and her son struggled a little at the pumpkin patch.. First time city girl on a farm...heehee She actually had a good time! Hey I'm a city girl too at heart! ;o))

see I'm the more plain simple and normal right??

Ok maybe not totally normal my kids painted their pumpkins

Friday, September 21, 2007

A New Favorite!

here's some beautiful EWA-Sockenwolle sock yarn that purlpower had sent me last year

see it has 4 strands plied together...

which I finally turned into these lovely socks.. Just a plain s t st sock with EOP heel so I didn't take away from the beauty of this yarn..
A perfect fit, most comfortable pair of socks.. A new favorite for sure

such a generous ball of yarn with this leftover, 33grams left!!! a third..

Some Spinning more gray merino

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Maybe Ravelry Very Soon! I'm IN!

# 31 people are ahead of you in line.
# 19026 people are behind you in line.

so exciting!! today just might be the day!!! I'll let you know!

Edited to add!!

YEAH I'm in!!

to keep it short & simple

I'm soapy over there!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Surprise Mail Call & Quick Updates

New present came in the mail from Laura yesterday!
the box is very pretty much nicer in person the photo does absolutely no justice at all! Made of wood ~

Inside some wonderful exotic teas! teabags of each of 6 different varieties..
Bostons (by Bentley I believe) Oriental Green tea, Earl Grey Green tea, Mint Green tea, English Breakfast tea, French Vanilla tea, & Chai Tea..
Pretty ship on the front/back of each packet too...
Thank you so much Sweet for thinking of me!! It's a gorgeous gift set and will enjoy very much even after the teas are gone.. Will be thinking of you with each cupful too! ;o)

Now I just couldn't' resit this Hershey Kiss! What chocolate lover could?? Not this one thats for sure..... It's actually a tealight fondue pot...ohhhh I bought all kinds of fruits now to melt some chcolate for dipping fun!! YUM!

One of the kids has been home since Friday from school sick so been tending to her alot, keeping up with schoolwork, DRs twice and hospital for 3 x-rays and blood works.. So far viral & sinusitis and possible sinus infection about to brew.. The chronic brutal cough has been so annoying and the entire house has had very little sleep in result of it..
Have managed to get a little further on some WIPs, will post about later in the week and a FO
Watching the sneak peak Grays Special tonight....Woohoo!! Need to get the little ones in bed early..I hope I don't' fall asleep during it from pure exhaustion!
Besides still recovering form surgeries myself...Had a small setback from a small abscess (which luckily didn't get into my bloodstream) but otherwise recovering nicely
Got a new prescription for some feneghan with codeine hopufully my DD will get a good nights sleep tonight!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Never Get Lost Again!

Not with this nifty gadget thats for sure. It's a Magellan Roadmate
my hubby & I borrowed a neighbors GPS over the summer a couple times and he loved it so said it'd be a good birthday gift..hmmm
I wonder for who????

really wish it had a sexy mans voice though. lol Instead of the usual ya know computer bad I can't find a site that offers downloads to GPS......bummer!
It did include a home charger, and yes it's portable very cool. My son takes it with us to the bus stop so we don't' get lost, (just up the road 2 houses to the corner).
Also a USB adapter but having issues trying to download updates at the moment...
I tried to tell my son it's my little PS2.....heehee of course now he wants to play with it all the time...duh!? What was I thinking.

DH also gave me A Gretchen Wilson CD'One of the Boys' (which I've never heard of) and Dream Girls DVD (which I haven't seen, wasn't real excited too either) but very excited over the Mega bag of M&Ms....LOL

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Birthday Presies for myself

Celebrating 29 AGAIN!

I think I went a little over board.. opps,Oh Well, and how funny it all shows up within 24 hours

a HUGE skein of CTH Sock It To Me sock yarn approx 7 oz 952 yards for socks of course!

here's one side the red/purple shades

and the other side shades of reds

then I got a bag of Louisa Harding Kimono Angora... oh so yummy I have no idea what to make with it so it'll be for petting, to stroke & cuddle right now, until it grows up

15 skeins of Contrasto by Skacel, but at the time I had a project in mind and since I received it, I haven't the foggiest what I wanted to make!!!! YIKES!

a few Ebay purchases some 800-1600 yard cones of cotton, rayon, linen to weave with
maybe towels

a luscious 100gram skein of Sontata rayon/cotton/cotton chennile/silk blend. I think it's make a very cool pair or two of ankles for sure

3 skeins of Hempyarn I bought from Zonda to make wash cloths and/or sock sacs with the leftover

part of my KP order some gloss a couple skeins of Serengeti for me and Woodland Sage for someone else in a swap

and Charmed Knits need to make some gifts. My neighbor had asked me to make a couple of the scarves already.. Now I need more yarn!

Of course 2 days after I place my order the New Harmonycome out and I really want them but now I guess I'll have to wait.. Spent way to much money already.....

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

New Color Panda Wool

Ohhhh This yarn is so yummy!
A New Fall color Panda Wool by Crystal Palace is Chocolates

I'm designing a new pattern with it to be published in the upcoming New book called Friendly's Sock Book #3. Check here for more info on upcoming release

I wish I could show you more of the design I'm so excited about it, it's a beautiful lace pattern is all I can say.. Sorry; this pattern was a perfect choice with this color for sure.
Here's a picture of the yarn knitted up... so sorry to be a tease but this is as much as I'm allowed to show....

Friday, September 07, 2007

Yarn POrn

SWTC Yarn TOFUtsies
50% Superwash Wool
25% SOYSILK brand fiber
22.5% Cotton
2.5% Chitin (made from
shrimp and crab shells!)
8 sts = 1"
needles: US 2 (2.75mm)
425m / 100g ball
machine wash and dry

I also have 3 pattern all designed by Deby Lake 'Tidal Wave', "Picot Fence' & 'Swirly Girl'

I was thinking that I should send a skein to one on my SP... but such a tough decision, which do I part can you part with such nice sock yarn....
I think I'm going to enjoy this yarn..I hear nothing but good reviews on it so far.
Anyone?? ;o)

thinking the Tidal Wave pattern for this one

Definitely the Swirly Girl Sock Pattern for this colroway

opps how could I forget about this one too...LOL

then I got this one Sock it To me in 'Pacifica'
100gr skein, 500 yards of pure silky soft lucious superwash merino!

I'm not addicted to sock yarn right???? LOL
Nope I have no problem!! ;o)