Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Final post for March!

What's a trip away without some yarn shopping? I visited the cutest shop today in Sarasota called A Good Yarn. It was right up my alley because she carried a few Indie Dyers that I haven't ever seen in person before AND she had the most awesome Kidsilk Haze scarf on display so of course, I had to buy the yarn and get the pattern. Here's my purchases:
First some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in an exclusive shop colorway - A Good Beach - now who can resist an exclusive - not me! Then there's Three Irish Girls Glenhaven Cashmerino in Alchemy, some cute stitch markers called Walk on the Beach

Rowan Kidsilk Haze in 6 colors : 595/596/597/600/583/582 - cast on 90 stitches on a us 5, join in the round, knit each colorway for 5 inches. Repeat 2 times more.

Pagewood Farms Alyeska in Butterfly MCN (80-10-10)

I don`t know about anyone else in the car but I had a lovely day!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Safe and Sound!

We arrived in Florida around noon on Saturday safe and sound. The drive was uneventful - thankfully! It's a bit chilly here today but that didn't stop the kids from swimming themselves silly. Here's Katy, Emma, Liam and Quinn enjoying the evening air and an evening swim. Both Liam and Quinn think my dad moved to Florida because he was the first one they saw. They keep saying they love Dumpy's new house - so cute.
And I've been knitting - not much but some....these balls of lovliness, Tanis Mulberry silk in Sweetheart and Royal Flush are being made into
this. Ulmus from Kristen Kapur.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ta Dah! Haruni!

Completed last night March 23 with one skein of Tanis Fiber Arts Mulberry Silk in Moss. A colorway that isn't going to be dyed in silk again because it didn't come out anything like the Moss colorway on plain merino. There was some left over so one skein is for sure enough - even for a variety of knitters.

I'm a bad blogger - there's been some stress lately - not my business to blog about but still stress for me. I was immersed in Haruni which really helped me get through some days. We're off the Florida tomorrow - and we'll be back April 12th. I frankly can't wait - not looking forward to the drive but I am looking forward to the sun. I will have the laptop in tow so hopefully can get my act in gear and blog more regularly. The shop will be open Wednesday 10-9, Thursday 10-5, Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-4. Lisa's will be manning the desk in my absence. My son is home to dog sit, cat sit, house sit etc! Knitting is decided and packed - as usual I spent more time deciding on knitting then I did on clothes.
Still not smoking but the last 2 weeks have been tough, tough, tough. I just know I'd be really pissed off if I smoke now with almost 3 mos. under my belt. That one cigarette would not be worth it - I'll just keep that in mind!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I have not died.....

however, I have contemplated killing myself over my knitting! That 16 days of knitting - gone, tinked, passed on the Meghan to do with as she sees fit. I started to run out of yarn, tried to shorten charts, made a big fat mess, got pissed off and decided I hated the whole thing. I still love, love, love the yarn but urrrrr!
Still not smoking - over 60 some days now! Yay me!

Tanis Mulberry Silk arrived - I actually drove across the street to grab it from the mail lady before she delivered it to my door. Couldn't wait for 5 more minutes. It's glorious - I love it! Can't wait to knit with it. I think I'm going to cast on Haruni with it on Sunday or maybe I'll use the
Silk n Seacell from Dye Hard Fiber Arts.

Decisions, decisions....

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

I did not

finish! I got hung up on Chart 12 for over 3 hours and then realized that Chart 13 had 42 rows instead of the usual 28 or less. Then that hockey game - well who could knit while that was going on - anyway.....I'm still working away happily and am very proud to have completed as much as I did. It was a true challenge and that's what knitting olympics is all about.
Look what arrived yesterday! The Knit Kit! It's the second generation of them and this one includes a 2 ended crochet hook along with all the other fantastic gadgets! It's a must have for any knitter!

The Cricket Loom also arrived. Lisa and I set it up in about an hour and were weaving away before you knew it. I think this is a great intro to weaving without a huge investment and can already see that it's a wonderful use for stash yarn that may never again see the light of day! Just imagine the scarves you can whip up for Christmas!
And at long last, Pick Up Sticks is now carrying Addi Turbo needles and Addi Clicks. This new set of Addis is just too amazing to pass up!