Thursday, June 28, 2007

I am on the wagon!

I am officially going on a yarn diet until I can finish the following spring/summer items that I not only have the patterns for but also the yarn.

1. Green Gable or, in my case, Candy Apple Gable. I am about 50% through knitting this sweater in Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece - Candy Apple. I started knitting it on Saturday, June 23, and am hoping to finish it by the end of this weekend.
2. Next on the needles, we have an UnRusted Root. It will be knitted with Jungle Green Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. I am hoping that this sweater knits up as quickly as Green Gable.

3. Then we have Fifi, which will be knit in Rowan Calmer - Kiwi, for the SKC KAL.

4. Then there is the shaped lace tee from Knitting Lingerie Style. I will be doing it in black with Cascade Pima Tencel.

5. I also have the karabella antique cotton ready to make the Josephine top from the summer 2007 Interweave Knits.

6. Last but not least (well, of the large projects, at least) is the Hemp for Knitting leaf lace skirt to be knit with the chocolate color of allhemp6.
I think that these projects and the other assortment of smaller projects that I have going on should get me through at least the rest of summer.

I have also done alot of stash enhancing for other projects and will be photographing it soon to share the yarn porn. I will learn self control. (or at least try to.)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Thank you, No Sheep for You Secret Swap Pal!!!!!!! I was so excited when I got home from work yesterday and saw the package as I opened the door. What a great way to end a Monday!!!

I did a little photoshoot to capture the awesomeness of my package.
First, we have the entire package laid out in all of its glory...

The Ghiardelli chocolates are amazing and they were completely unmelted, so I didn't get any chocolate on the yarn! I also immediately opened the hand lotion and gave it a try. I loved it. It is the perfect size for carrying in my knitting bag.

And now onto the yarn...
The light blue Ingeo Yarn has to be one of the coolest yarns that I have ever seen! It's made entirely out of corn, the kernels not the husk! NSFYSP - I've never been to Iowa to see the corn fields. I love the little tag with a kernel of corn and that it is something that is unique to Iowa. I will definitely be thinking up something super special to knit with the Ingeo. Also, fellow knitters who are intrigued by the yarn made of corn - it is machine washable! The color is a pale sky blue. It photographed much darker than it actually is.
The package also include a lavendar and a cream colored skein of Sugar 'n Creme! I will have to find something fun to knit up using these colors.
I love the knitting themed notecards!!!
I will have to think of a very special place to put of the knitting is knotty sticker!!! I LOVE IT AND THE PIN!!!! (unfortunately, I couldn't get a good pic of the pin.)

This is my first swap and I am so glad that I signed up for it. It is so much fun to shop for presents for your downstream pal and exciting to see the package from your upstream pal waiting for you when you get home.

Monday, June 25, 2007

I am a terrible blogger...

I've been quite bad about blogging lately. I have lots of project and stash enhancement pictures to take and I will have a proper post pretty soon.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

You Belong in Spring

Optimistic, lively, and almost always happy with the world...

You can truly appreciate the blooming nature of spring.

Whether you're planting flowers or dyeing Easter eggs, spring is definitely your season!