Saturday, June 30, 2007

I am powerless.

OK, I will admit it, I am powerless to the siren song of fiber. And for those of you who think I broke down and bought the new STR colors, no I didn't. At least not yet anyway! But you've all heard me rave about the yarn from Jacki and Gail at Cider Moon, right?? Well they are having a SALE!!! More importantly, a sale on my favorite yarn they dye called Glacier. And they have new colors. And it is 20% off. 20%.

Now let's work on justifying the FOUR skeins I bought last night. Now while it is definitely not going to break my budget, after all I only bought FOUR!!! :) I plan on using them to make gifts for my friends for the holidays. OK, one skein was for me, because I should wear something *I* made. So the purchase will be put to good use, and I am helping a small business grow! So there, it's OK that I made a purchase!

I will snap a picture of my colors when it arrives! And did anyone see the wonderful chevron made by Not Scarlett with the Glacier yarn??? It's stunning! I have two skeins that will be PERFECT for this and as soon as I finish the one on the needles, I'm casting on for that one!

I have a showing of the house in a little while so I think I will knit until I have to pack up the dogs, and the husband and hit the road. I'm taking a ride to the lighthouse and it is such a gorgeous day, I'm bringing my camera!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I'm fighting it.

Must. Resist. Urge. To. Buy. Yarn.

Well, I see the kind ladies at Blue Moon have done it to me again! NEW COLORS!!! New. Colors. Ok, I hate to talk about this, but I am supposed to be watching my spending. At least until the move and we sell my current house. So unless I get "discovered" by a Hollywood agent or wake up tomorrow a princess royal, the spending must stop! These BMFA people are making it very difficult at the moment!

Sorry I just had to vent there. And yes, my chevron scarf has gained some serious length these past few days! I am excited about that!

Friday, June 22, 2007

New Knitting Content!

For your viewing pleasure.....

My latest Argosy scarf!! I really love this yarn, it is wonderful.
Shiny with a very nice hand and drape! A pleasure to knit with!!!

And here's my latest Chevron!! That's Chapman Springs and Fairgrounds!!
It is much prettier in person! I am very happy with the colorways!!!

And a close up!!

I really am enjoying making scarves as my attention span is not that great lately with the move and all!!! Hopefully I will make a few more Argosy's to give as Holiday gifts! Wouldn't they be great with matching bracelets???

Monday, June 18, 2007

Thanks Pal!!!

Wow, Have I been delinquent about posting or what?? Sometimes life gets in the way you know. I have been knitting and I WILL have some new pictures this week, but I have to say THANK YOU to my secret pal ("orange peel") in the No Sheep For You Swap!! She sent me a wonderful package and while I DID sent her a private thank you in a message, she certainly deserves a public thanks as well. Here is what I got!!!

First off, there was a skein of the most unique yarn I have ever seen. It has these tufts that look almost like pom poms!! And it is definitely in my color palette! She even included a pattern for the yarn from her LYS!! And then there was yummy coffee, some tea and some adorable napkins. How did you know pal that I spill everything?? Those napkins will come in very handy!!! :) And last but certainly not least are the AWESOME stitch markers!! I just love the color combination of the poly clay beads!!! I am definitely putting those to use!!!

So thank you pal, for your kindness and generosity!! I can't wait to find out who you are!!!!