Sunday, December 30, 2007

Laceweight Yarn -- I have no plans....

Marsha asked if I had plans for this yarn yet. I don't and would love suggestions!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

A LOVELY Yule Swap Gift!

A LOVELY Yule Swap Gift!
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
I got a fantastic surprise in the post this afternoon from a friend of mine. I *heart* the laceweight yarn and the photo just doesn't capture the color. It's a heathered brown/green/reddish color and is wonderfully soft.

The doll holding the needles was handcrafted by my friend, Eve-Marie and she's got a pin on the back so that I can carry her around on my knitting bag.

The red bit on the bottom is a gorgeous red wrap that I will get lots of use out of.

I have wonderful friends.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Danica Scarf

Danica Scarf
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
This is a *FAST* knit! I just started this last night, worked on it while watching my husband watch The Simpson movie. Took it to YarnArts today and tried to work on it a bit between yip-yaping with Kathleen, Joy, Sophia and everyone else that popped in and out.

This was to be a Yule Swap gift, however, since Yule was on Friday, I totally missed the deadline. However, my lovely swap partner has known that I was going to miss the date and it's all good.

The pattern is well written and moving along quickly. Dirk wants one in the team color for the Wolverhampton Wolves, the English Football team we follow. YarnArts has the *perfect* golden yellow/orange color in Misson Falls wool and I'm excited since I thought it would be an odd shade to try to match up. The second color in the scarf will be black.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Knitting Stash Enhancement

Knitting Stash
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
Need I say more?

Sunday, December 09, 2007

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Project Update

I am about 20 repeats in the green mohair 'Branching Out' scarf for my mother in law and because I am almost to the end, I am trying to resist the urge to cast on a new project.

I started the second fingerless glove for Dirk, but just need to sit down and work on it if I think I'm going to have them done any time soon. The pressure as a holiday gift is off since he knows about them.

Saturday night was my work holiday party and I wore my red cashmere/silk Mystery Stole 2 and it was so lovely over an all black outfit (paired with my red, black and white cowboy boots!). I had a few people ask if I made it and one woman grabbed the end of it and gently tugged me over to her husband to show it to him (blush). Then she foolishly asked if I could make her something "similar but not as complex". I just chuckled as MY husband laughed so loud the cat jumped.

My LYS, YarnArts of Parker, just got in some *divine* handdyed alpaca yarn from a local farm (Lonesome Stone) and it was SO HARD to walk away from it and leave it all by it's 'lonesome' on the shelf.