Friday, May 25, 2007

What's going on...

I have no new knitting progress or lack of progress pictures today. Well, I do have pictures but they are in my camera at home and I'm at work.

I received a package from my Secret Pal yesterday. I'll post all the juciy bits on that later with pictures. But I will say it was a very AWESOME package!

I've frogged about 3 seperate projects in the last couple of weeks. One of them being socks for my sockapalooza... which I'm having a rough start with. Mostly dumb errors on my part. But I may change the yarn I'm using and go on a differant path. Another frog was one the front of my brown alpaca/wool vest. I messed up the ribbing and stitch count. I hadn't gotten very anyway.

That's all for now. I'll leave you with some kitty kat porn today!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

More New Stash ( yeah, like I needed it )

This last week the LYS had a sale on some Berroco Ultra Alpaca. The new colors are coming in for the Fall and they're making room! My kind of sale! I got some in Fern and Cobalt Violet. I have enough of the Fern to knit Ticuna from their free patterns site. I only purchased two skeins of the Cobalt Violet.. I'm thinking of mixing it with some other colors and felting up a bag of some sort. By the way, the greens are more darker in life.. the morning sun kinda washes it out... no that I'm complaining about the sun! Shine on!

I also got some Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock in the Purple Iris colorway on sale too! I'm thinking now I must've been on a Green and Purple kick.

Not much new on my Monkey Sock progress. I messed it up on my trip to Ohio and was so annoyed with it I hardly touched it at all! Nearly 24 hours cumulative time on the bus ride and no knitting to show for it. I just wasn't feeling the love for my knitting back I guess. When I got home I ripped back and picked up again. Now I'm on the heel. I'm just happy to be at the heel!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

New Stash

Last week before I left for the weekend I received another package from my Secret Pal.
Today I'm getting around to posting about it. Little late on posting... but I definately thanked them as soon as I got it! My sp sent me the Vogue Stitionary book. Which is very cool and is loaded with differant fair isle patterns. I love it and can't wait until I get a chance to practice with all the yarn she sent too! Theres a couple of skeins of Koigu Kersti and some chocolate bars. There were actually three bars but of that theres about one and a half left. I also got a sticky pad and some really pretty handmade stitch markers! Also not pictured but totally awesome non the less... were the special edition stamps with matching envelopes that were stamped on the day of issue. One was the Vermont State bird/flower and the other were the 4 stamp set of Cats. Very cool if your into stamp collecting! I have to admit that I've lost my enthusiasm for the new self-stick stamps. To me they're just fancy stickers. I like collecting the old ones better.
Thanks secret pal.

On another note Ohio was great. I probably spent too much but you'll have that. Glad I could help out the local economy there! I have to post this picture I took of this basket Building!