Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
This yarn has caught my attention. From Kraemer yarns, Sterling Silk & Silver is composed of 63% superwash merino, 20% Silk, 15% nylon and 2% Silver. Yes, Silver. Real silver. It adds just enough sparkle and panache and I love it. These can be knit into socks, shawls or just about anything. It is a relatively tight twisted yarn and is approximately 420 yards on a skein. It is spun in the USA in Nazareth, PA. Currently, only available in 2 colors - White Veil and Tuxedo. Perfect names for this decadent yarn.
My husband who does not get excited about many yarns - only really one other line in the past - saw these bags sitting in my office last night and said *wow*. He especially loved the Tuxedo and wanted to know all about it. Imagine that. I was thrilled to chat with him about it. I believe I caught the sparkle in the photos if you go to The Yarn Grove and click to enlarge the photos.
Currently *not* OTN, is a shawl pattern named Cozy from Knitty.com which I have ripped out (feels better saying that than frog because I was so annoyed I screwed it up so many times). No fault of the pattern - just the knitter. I cannot knit, talk and watch tv at the same time when I am working a pattern. Every single time I came to the next pattern row and had the wrong number of stitches. Poof! It's gone now...
OTN now are simple little gifts. I need to knit up some little projects for certain peeps for holiday giving...
What's on your needles? Still whipping up gifts ?
Saturday, November 24, 2007
All week, I was resolved to stay in my warm apartment on the day after Thanksgiving, eating leftovers and watching movies, but at the last minute, Chris and I decided to brave the chaos and experience Black Friday. We left around 8:30 and hit the mall, then ate a quick B-fast at Atlanta Bread Co, then headed to Circuit City, Old Navy, Kohls, Home Depot and Hobby Lobby. We got lots of great deals, finished up our Christmas list, AND got killer parking spots at every store! As you can see from the picture, it was an exhausting day- I guess the pets felt it too!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
My husband, "Orange Boy", and Jane are at the Clemson game. Clemson is winning by 7 in the 2nd quarter, so fingers crossed, the team will stick with it until the end. Jane sent me a picture via camera phone of her bundled outfit- I sure wish I could upload it to this blog!
Well off to bed. Gotta get up at 4am...ick!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Michelin Man: That would be me tomorrow night. At the Clemson v. Boston College game. It's a biggie. It will determine whether we go to the ACC championship game in Jax FL or not. I'm going with Orange Boy who, of course, holds season tickets to Death Valley. We will tailgate with some of his buddies and kick-off is 7:45pm. Speaking of Death Valley, his tickets are very scenic - meaning they are waaaaaaayyyyy up there which means I will be wearing layers upon layers of clothes and may not be able to move. Cheryl will not be able to be here because she is in a vintage clothing market show this weekend with all her wares and I know she will do fantastic...
For starters - long underwear, jeans. Long sleeve t-shirt, College sweatshirt, orange quilted coat, orange/purple scarf (borrowed from my darling Cheryl), fleece non matching gloves (the only knitted ones I have are fingerless and that won't get it tomorrow freezing night) and my O~Wool Sideways hat with flashy bauble. Oh yeah, and my new football bag (perhaps you remember my ebay meltdown in which I was bidding on something and secretly hoping I didn't win - well guess what, I won) which will conveniently and easily handle my knitting needles and yarn. I'll hopefully bring back pictures...
Get those needles clickin'. Time is tickin' for those homemade holiday gifts. Have a fabulous weekend...
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Here's my finished entry for the Free People Craft Swap. The theme was Fairies and Fairytales, so I made this "Woodland Fairy" make-up tote. I lined the bag with a vintage linen with little owls all over it. My partner just happens to be the gal who writes the Free People blog and coordinates the craft swap- no pressure! I really hope she likes it...and I can't wait to see what she send me!