Friday, February 29, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Other yarns did arrive yesterday though and without further ado I present...
Sock Hop in Midnight Hour.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
This is Larry the Leprechaun. Mine is shown here hanging from the living room door. Duder, Darcie, and Dan hung theirs on their bedroom doors. Too cute.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
The kids and I made this after school today. They all traced their hands on the construction paper and cut them out. I made the cloud, stuffed it, and assembled the hands when they were done. Now we have a rainbow so the leprechauns can leave a pot of gold next month when they visit.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
It's Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop in The Beat Goes On. And it's everything I thought it would be and more. I can't wait to cast on. I love that it comes in 2 hanks. Now I don't have to agonize over splitting it equally to knit some toe up socks so I can use every single bit of this precious yarn. I'm a little light headed just thinking about it.
I also bought this skein of STR Lightweight in Jingle Bell Rock from another Ravelry user. I told you Ravelry is addicting. ;-)
Sunday, February 17, 2008
It finally spoke to me (after browsing Ravelry for a bit) and said it would like to become a gorgeous Swallowtail Shawl. I agreed and cast on.
It's still just a wee little baby right now but we'll be spending lots of time together helping it grow. Jenifer said this is one of her favorite lace yarns and I can see why. It's knitting up into a fabulously squishy fabric. Yum! Thanks again Jenifer!
Friday, February 15, 2008
From The Loopy Ewe:
5 new sock patterns and 2 new shawl patterns.Paca-Peds Heels & Toes in Carribean Chocolate and Paca-Peds in Singin' the Blues.More Duet Skinny. This time in Frosticle, Spring Glen, and La Donna.
From All Spun Up:
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
There we have 2 Monica Jines sock patterns, an incredible glove pattern I can't wait to start, Seacost Handpainted Yarns Panda in Sugar Plum (1 of my gifts for becoming a Loopy Groupie. Can you believe that??? What an insanely generous gift!!!), Great Adirondack Silky Sock in Maple Leaf, Ivory and Chinese Red Shi Bui to knit the gloves with, and Butterscotch Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock for one of the new sock patterns. I also received the great see through tote and the sheep calendar in my order as welcome gifts. And some kisses that got eaten before the picture was taken. Sheri really goes all out. I am so totally blown away every time I order. I always have my orders within a few days. They are always wrapped so nicely in tissue paper. And the best thing of all? A handwritten note from Sheri thanking me for my order. If you've not checked them out you really owe it to yourself to get over there right now. Just don't say I didn't warn you about it being an addictive site.
I wanted to let everyone know that the Yarn Junkies swaps for the next year are now all setup over on swap-bot. I had several requests to keep this going and it was pretty fun this past year. There were some flakes who didn't send anything to their pals at all. As we all know, 1 flake is always too many but as things went it wasn't all that bad. Unless of course you were one of the ones that didn't get your package and then it just plain sucked. I'm hoping we don't have any this year at all since I tried fairly unsuccessfully to get angels for the people who were bailed on. Poo. Anywho, if you're interested in continuing or if you're new and want to sign up you can go check out next months swap here. The swaps are listed in the knitting and yarn catagories if you'd like to look for other months.
Leslie - The chevron that I showed yesterday is (or will be) a scarf. It's knit with 4 balls of Koigu and should measure about 78" when it's finished. So far I'm still totally in love with it but I can see how Starfish would have fallen out with it. 78" in fingering weight on size 5 needles definitely requires a committment. Hell, it'll take longer to knit than Brittany's marriages have lasted.
Shelby - The pattern is in the Last Minute Knitted Gifts book. Love this book! There are several great patterns although I think it would be worth the price even if it were bought for the scarf pattern alone.
Sandie - The only sweater I've knit in fingering weight yarn is the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman. It works out to a newborn size and was a complete pleasure to knit. I don't know that I'd have the paitence to knit something larger although with some of the incredible sock yarns out there it might not be too bad. :-)
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Friday, February 08, 2008
1/2 cup margarine
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
2 cups crushed graham crackers
1 cup flaked sweetened coconut
1/2 cup margarine
3 tbsp. milk
1 3 3/4 oz. package instant vanilla pudding mix
2 cups powdered sugar
1 6oz. package semi sweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp. margarine
Combine 1/2 cup margarine, cocoa powder, sugar and vanilla in a double boiler on medium heat. Stir until margarine is melted. Add beaten egg. Stir about 3 minutes, until thickened. Add graham crackers and coconut, mix well. Press into greased 9x9 pan.
Cream together 1/2 cup margarine, milk, pudding mix, and powdered sugar. Beat until fluffy and spread over crust. Chill until firm.
Stir chocolate chips and 2 tbsp margarine in double boiler over low until melted. Cool slightly and spread over pudding layer. Chill until set.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
Ok, on to what you're all really here for...
Wagtail Yarns Sport Weight Kid Mohair Yarn in Dodger Blue. I have no idea what I'll do with this but it was too gorgeous to pass up.
Some Louet Gems which has been handpainted by Cherry Tree Hill. It's the fingering weight and the colors are (from left to right) Blueberry Hill, Moody Blues, and Winterberry. Blueberry Hill and Winterberry will become another Chevron Scarf and Moody Blues will be socks. I think.
Some gorgeous Schaefer Anne in great masculine colors. I think the one on the left will be socks for Daddy and the one on the right will be socks for the hubby.
And last but definitely not least...
I bought 16 of these gorgeous little babies. I've already started playing with an afghan design. I can't tell you how much I love working with this alpaca. It's just as smooth as butter. And won't clog your arteries. Doesn't get any better than this.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
STASH!!! Which will be growing when I get home from the sale today. :-) Pictures tomorrow. I plan to buy some alpaca to knit into an afghan.
SUPER BOWL!!! I can't wait to watch the game tonight. GO GIANTS!!!
Saturday, February 02, 2008
I've also decided to keep going on the sock for my dad. I brought it to breakfast with me this morning and got a big thumbs on it. I went down to the size 1 needle when I started the heel flap and will finish the sock off with it. I think the fit will be just fine. He has pretty narrow feet but instead of doing my usual every row decrease through the gusset I'm going to do it every other row instead just to be safe. I think it'll work out fine.
In other news, my 16.5 year old son is at his very first sleep over tonight. I was shocked. He and one of the other kids from football went to dinner tonight to discuss all things Super Bowl. He called when they were done and said they were going to go put gas in the truck then asked if he could go spend the night to hang out and watch a couple movies. They were also going to go litter the yard at the medical center with pink flamingos for the art club. His friends dad is the head of the art department at the high school and I believe the flamingos go in the yards of the supporters of the department. They are such a great family and I'm so glad they've become such great friends. I have to admit it's a little odd having my little man out at a friends house. Darcie is at the asshole's house this weekend so it's really quiet here. Thank God Duder is here to provide a little noise and entertainment.
Speaking of entertainment...on Tuesday night we went over to my parents for cupcakes to celebrate her birthday. My mother put some of those stupid trick candles in her cupcakes. She blew a couple times and of course couldn't get them to go out. Darcie asked if she could blow some out and Duder screamed at her. She told her she had to blow out her wish by herself so it would come true. Too funny. What wasn't so funny was when we had finally got them out and sat down for the cupcakes, I realized she had cinged her hair on the damn candles. I got a little excited. Which got her a little excited. Ok, a lot excited. She jumped out of her chair and started running in circles smacking the top of her head screaming at me..."How could you Mommy??? How could you let me catch my hair on fire??? How come you didn't out it out??? Do I have any hair left???" I don't think she'll ever forget her 5th birthday. I know I sure won't.
Friday, February 01, 2008
Leslie sent me this yesterday and I was completely blown away. I met Leslie when I first started blogging and I am truly blessed for having her in my life. Thank you Leslie for making my day and for being such an incredible friend!
In addition to Leslie, I'm supposed to list 10 people who make my day.
Everyone on this list (and Leslie too, don't forget Leslie) inspires me in some way or another and they totally deserve this award. :-)
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- Bailey Bunny
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- Worth the Wait
- My New Friend
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- Valentine's Day Lovin'
- I'm Loopy
- Chevron Craze
- Tiny Thuja
- 6 Months
- Napolean Creams
- Cookie, Cookie, Cookie Starts with "C"
- Perfect Pair
- Hank's Place
- S is 4...
- Smokin' Good Time
- Go Ahead, Make My Day
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