Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Best weekend ever!

Ok, so now that is has come to my attention that someone other than the spammers (hi Tracy!) is out there reading, maybe I should keep going with the blog. Who knows, let's see where this will take us. Ok this was if not the best weekend ever, at least a really, really, really, really good one.

To begin, feast your eyes on that b-o-o-t-y!

Yes, this weekend was Stitches and I think I did pretty good. There's only 3 balls of the berroco plush left because the 2 are already on their way to be the... well... that will have to come in a later episode. But the other stuff is a free circular case I got for subscribing to knitter's magazine, a whole bunch of noro silk garden that is going to be my very own clapotis (I can't wait, I can't wait!) and a lovely gathering of lovely sock yarns. Oh and oh yeah, my favorite...

How cute is that bag?!?!?!!! And I'm going to make it. Also, very very exciting. And aside from all the goods I also had a really fun time with my fellow knitsters Amy and Erin. We did run into a couple of colorful individuals (you never knew knitters could be so wacky!) yet managed to get away relatively unscathed.

As for Sunday, while not very boisterous or raucous I still had a lovely time attending the Harvest Home Festival at Holmdel Park. There are lots of funny animals there.

And there's also a beautiful house there. Check out the sewing room!!! Knitting needles on the dresser!

They also had demonstrations, lots of crafts, spinning, rug hooking, cross stitch. It was neat. Then I had to come home to a husband whose team lost not one but both quarterbacks this past Sunday. Not a happy camper. I'd say maybe better luck next year, but they are the New York Jets. I just know better.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

What have I been up to?

I know. I've been a bad blogger, missing a week and all. Well, I did finish the cardigan for my sister's baby today.

I decided to go with the button and crocheted loop instead of the ribbon. I couldn't really find any ribbon I liked. So that projects done. And the cardigan I'm making myself from the knitpicks yarn is progressing nicely.

I'm happy with it but not excited. I dunno, today I'm just kind of cranky because ....

for chrissakes I just want fall to get here already!!!!

I've had it with this hot summer weather. And I know it's so silly and superficial, and there are so many unfortunate people in the world, in our country right now, I should just be glad to still have my life together and all. But... It's September 18! Stitches is next weekend! I can't think sweaters and knitting for the holidays while it's 80 degrees out here. It's like not hot enough to put the air on, but too warm for it to be cool. It's ridiculous! My husband is at the football game today. I usually love these days, I want to be cuddled up under a blanket knitting. Instead I keep like dozing and lazing about not doing what I wanted to get done today.

Oh well. Like I said I know it's silly. Stitches is next weekend. I'm sure I will have much happier things to report after that.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Fiberlicious goodness...

So I've begun my new work situation and so far so good. So of course with the improvement in pay a fiber influx is to be expected...

It's Andean Silk from Knitpicks in Slate and isn't it pretty? The one missing ball is on it's way to a cardigan for myself (more on that later)... I'm very pleased with it as I am with most of the stuff from Knitpicks. So far it's extremely soft but still seems to have enough body to it to make it as a cardigan. I guess from shipping the balls/skeins/whatever get kind of squashed into this funny flattened hot dog shape

But it doesn't seem to affect the yarn coming out of the skein whatsoever. I also purchased another skein of Rocky Mountain Dusk Sock Landscape yarn to be a pair for the lone skein in my stash. And I spent a whopping $1.50 on a very savvy piece of marketing from Knitpicks which will probably earn much more of my money

This is the color card for Andean silk. The pictures kind of show some of their colors but cannot convey their vibrancy or the yarn's lovely texture. In person though I love it. I have a feeling if this cardigan lives up to its expectations, that and this color card will make it much easier for my future gift recipients to place their orders...