Sunday, May 31, 2009

Alpaca Roving and Yarn


Alpaca
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie
Here is what I picked up at the Farmer's Market this morning!

Alpaca Yarn!


Alpaca Yarn!
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie
This year at our farmer's market there is an alpaca farm with a booth -- and their yarn is spectacular!! This morning I got two skeins of natural worsted weight and a bag of black roving.

My husband has already called dibs on the yarn for a new scarf for himself. :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Vintage Look Hand Towels


Vintage Look Hand Towels
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie
I can never resist the cheap balls of cotton at Michael's and Hobby Lobby -- and I love this pattern. It's from the 2nd Mason-Dixon knitting book, but it's also online here.

Apparently Pixel likes this pattern as well.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Iris


Iris
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie
At the farmer's market last year we picked up some new colors of iris for the front gardens and today we got our first blooms!

I just love iris because I know that I'll be dividing them every few years to share with friends!

Busy Spring!

It's been sometime since I've posted here so I thought I'd drop a note that I'm still alive and well, albeit very busy! Between obedience school twice a week, work, my husband and my friends, I've got a lot going on -- but all in a good way!

On Monday night I attended a local spinning group meetup and got some great pointers. I love my spinning wheel and I so badly want to be better at it, I just don't seem to remember to practice!! One of the women at the meeting very generously gave me some lovely icelandic fiber to experiment with and I'm excited to give it a go.

On the knitting end, I've got my Anatasia socks languishing in the bottom of the knitting bag while I've been knitting up some new market bags (see below) and vintage look hanging dishcloths from the Mason-Dixon book. I can't resist the inexpensive Sugar 'n Creme cotton yarn!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Pixel


Pixel
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie
I haven't had an update here for a bit and don't have any photos of the current knitting.

So, here's a photo of Pixel.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Baby Gifts


Baby Gifts
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie
A co-worker's wife is pregnant with their third child and nothing is more enjoyable (and quick) as baby gifts!

This is some leftover Universal Yarns "Bella Dots" that has been floating around in my stash and it was a great little project to use it up.