Tuesday, February 26, 2008
On Saturday I went over to Stacey's house to watch Mary-Kay give her a tutorial on the art of skeining. During the process we noticed that the yarn being skeined looked very familiar. It matched my hair perfectly! Hmmmm....is there a market for knitters having yarn dyed to match their hair color. If so, I am totally in.
I am seeing green and blue in my future.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
I got some freakin awesome goodies!!! I got some fabulous mermaid drink markers. I love me some mermaids!! I got the cutest rubber ducky in sheeps clothing. That is going right up to my yarn room with the rest of my sheep collectibles. I got a coin pouch that says..."penny for your thoughts" and has a cute giraffe on it. I got some yummy......fruit stripe gum and milk n' honey candies. A very funny Lip Pop Lollypop.....I will have to model that for you. A very cool pet tarantula gummi candy. A cow that poops piles of candy. LOVE THAT!!! A bar of the most wonderful smelling handmade soap. A kick ass knitting needle case from Splityarn in the most amazing shades of blue.
I also got some crack. Ok, what I can only assume to be crack disguised as "Crab Town Nuts" Have you heard of these things? Dear God I can't stop eating them! The can describes the little bits of crack......I mean peanuts.......as Virginia Peanuts with Chesapeake Bay Style Seasoning.......aka crack cocaine. LOL!!! Dear mystery person, please expect some money to be coming your way. I will need you to send a case of "Crab Town Nuts" my way.....asap!
My friend Bridget sent me this AWESOME coin purse and the most delicious yarn. Soft, doesn't come close to describing this stuff. It is 70% cashmere (mmmmmmm...yummy) and 30% silk. Fabulous!
This fabric came to me all the way from Australia. If you have never heard of Aunty Cookie or seen any of the wonderful things in their Etsy store......I encourage you to run there immediately.
Then I got two Piddly bags from the fabulous ladies over at Piddleloop. Cupcakes and some cute sheep. This is another shop on Etsy. I highly recommend these bags. Be careful though......they are highly addicting. Like potato chips.....you can't have just one.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I have the first side of my Counterpane Bag done. I am loving the colors. You really can't go wrong with Noro. I should be close to finishing the other side of the bag tonight. Then I need to shop for handles and some fun fabric to line the inside with. So I will take a trip on down to JoAnne's Fabrics with my 40% off coupon in hand.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
We stayed in the Buffalo Bill room. It is one of their most unique rooms. Why? Because it looks like you are living in a teepee. The ceiling is vaulted and faux painted. Very cool!
We ate strawberries dressed in little tuxedos, and sipped wine by the fireplace.
We loved it so much we already made reservations for next year.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
It was a driveby knitting that got me.
The pictures below are me posing with the beautiful alpaca weapon. I think I look good as a zombie.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
This was a statement to the press:
"Now, my campaign promises. Unlike the other candidates, I readily admit that I'm in this for the bling. Free travel by private jet, a huge expense account, my own office, and a posse of humpy bodyguards in suits and dark glasses? Betcherass. So just tell me what you want, and I'll want that, too.Let's get the ball of yarn rolling with a few suggestions collected by my press secretary, Harry.
- Elizabeth Zimmermann's birthday will be declared a national holiday.
- All fiber-related purchases will be fully tax-deductible.
- Knitting will become a mandatory subject in American public schools.
- Government subsidies for the establishment of independent yarn shops in high-need areas.
Monday, February 4, 2008
I used the pictures from my "bad boob Juliet" because it looks exactly the same on me. I just need to weave in a few ends and start the search for the perfect buttons. This project damn near killed me. Towards the end I didn't know if I was going to make it. I had one more lace repeat and it took every last ounce of strength to do it. I plan on wearing this garment into the ground. Then when it falls apart I am going to say......Yeah take that!!!!
Thanks to all my cheerleaders.......for keeping me going when I couldn't go no more!!
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Your assignment is to kill your target by knitting
and mailing to them a specific hat, as quickly as possible.
Sign-ups will end on Wednesday, February 6 at 11:59PM ET
Click the link below if you dare!