Obsessed knitting geek, mother, and science teacher - not necessarily in that order

Friday, November 30, 2007

Final Swap package - and other self-indulgent goodies

What a magnificent and thoughtful package. The Manos is in the most luscious colorway - I have never knit with this so I am itching to try it out. And my long sought after lockable stitch counter that can be hung from around my neck - so perfect I started using it right away!! And then some lovely addi lace needles for me to try - I already have a project in mind.
Oh and some chocolate that barely made it to this blog post...it will not survive the weekend I am sure LOL.
For myself I also picked up some lovely sock project bags from a seller on ebay. These are hand sewn from lovely brocade and the inside is lined with pockets that are perfect for holding little sock knitting accessories like my stitch counter, chibi, scissors, etc. I even picked one up to send to my secret pal!
Then from etsy I got this cute little sock needle wallet on sale!! It holds all my sock needles in one handle little package!
I am on the brink of finishing my second Vestee. This one is for my niece for Christmas and will have a hood. This time I used Phildar Pure Laine that I had sitting around in my stash.

I can hardly wait for the next secret pal this spring!! Must start accumulating stuff now!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Random knit bits

This is my display of many straight needles that I hardly ever use. But there are some beautiful wooden ones my mother brought back with her from Viet Nam so I love to have them on display.
A cute little shawl pin I got recently from RubyVegas on etsy. It definitely makes my shawls more user- friendly.
And finally - good progress on my so-called scarf!

Friday, November 9, 2007

A celebration of FO's

My Trekking socks - no, they don't match - but yes, I LOVE them!!
My Branching Out scarf - finished just in time for MIL's birthday this weekend. It blocked out beautifully - I think I will need to make another one for myself:)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Yarn Splurge

So my LYS was having a sale....picked up a Dream in Color Kit for a baby sweater that I have been drooling over since I saw it on the Yarn Harlot's blog. Also, picked up a little something for my swap partner.
THEN Roxy Yarns had a sale on some ArtYarns sock yarn and their Cascade 220. So of course I had to pick up enough to make my husband a sweater in some nice gray. And also some pretty blue ultramerino sock yarn.
THEN someone was having a stash clearout sale - I am a sucker for a good sale - can ya tell? Snagged some Yarn Pirate - WOOHOO!! and Louet Gems for a great deal!
Oh, I did do some knitting amidst my wild spending spree! Started a So-Called scarf for my mommy. A yummy 100purewool colorway that has been sitting in my stash for awhile.