Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I've got nothin' for ya

After a flurry of new yarn and goodies, this week was pretty quiet.
The cabled sweater pieces are done and blocked, but resting for a while in favor of some last minute christmas knitting. Nothing big, just a pair of socks or two.
I'm still waiting for the Mopsy to come in at blue moon so I can make the Moonstruck sweater, and now saving my extra yarn $ for Madrona in feb. Although you never know what I might be tempted by.

In home news, we spent yesterday buying a new couch! The old one was ok, but the foam on the cushions had squished down so much that they would slowly slide out from under your butt as you were sitting on them. Got old fast. You KNOW how this goes.... new couch, new pillows, new end table, gotta have a new lamp........
Good thing we got that done, it's supposed to start snowing here.

The doggies were very worried and forced to nap to work off their stress.

Happy Turkey day to everyone,
We'll be hunkered down with snow shovels, soup and knitting!
Good thing I have enough yarn!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

another red-letter week!

More goodies, I MUST stop buying yarn. HA!
Monday brought my unique sheep kneesock kit. This was a fun one. There's 4 skeins of gradience yarn, a cute little bag, a smell-good soap, some stitch markers, cards, and some great smelling tea. The white fluffy yarn is intended to be the top of the sock, not sure if I'll do that one, but it is a nice set.

Then....after an extended vacation in arizona (don't know what THAT was all about), my sock club FINALLY arrived. No pic can do this yarn justice. It's purple, it's blue, it's turquoise, it's AMAZING and it's bugga. What more could you want? I've already scored a second skein from someone who just didn't feel the love. I'm thinking large shawl, really, have I said it's amazing??? I'll definitely take advantage of my second year in the loopy ewe club. I wanted to try it to get some different yarns, and although I haven't made all the socks, I haven't been disappointed.

Making progress on the sweater, fronts and back are blocking right now and I'm on the second sleeve. For some reason, I'm just in a sweater mood, go figure. I'll eventually have to buckle down and finish my christmas knitting, eventually.
I WAS planning on knitting some socks for my sister with some yarn purchased out of a stash on Rav. I have to say, this is the first time I've been ripped off from buying stash yarn. The seller has all kinds of excuses, yarn came back, can't find the tracking number, out of town.....Honestly, I don't think she ever sent it to begin with. Too bad. I guess she needed the $12 worse than me, but it hardly seems worth it. Karma's a bitch....just sayin'.

I've had some requests for more ozzie, so without further ado.....

The red eyes....they're appropriate. He really is a little devil of a kitty.

And for the dog lovers in the bunch......
The bed just keeps getting smaller, and see that green there? It's the binky. We had to get two of them because cinnamon brown wouldn't let go. Now, you'd think that they each have their own? NO. Which is the BEST binky? The one the other dog has, of course!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

monday was a red-letter day!

In spite of the fact that we set a new record for rainfall in one single day.
The mailman brought some goodies I've been waiting for......

Unique sheep Eos gradience shawl kit in barknknit, the latest vogue, and sanguine gryphon bugga halloween sock kit, which probably won't end up being socks, but I'm a sucker for special kits and bugga.

Later in the week, the cheshire cat came to roost.
This is woolgirl cheshire cat kit. There's all kinds of extras and goodies there. It's a great kit. So great, that I signed up for a victorian writers garden themed kit to arrive in august. Just a little something to look forward to this summer.

the sweater has two fronts, a back and half a sleeve now. I'll probably get pretty close to finishing it this week, since it's supposed to rain endlessly AGAIN!
Next up, some christmas knitting, a couple of pairs of socks and some misc. goodies for friends. I should be getting a couple more goodies this week too..... The final shipment of the loopy ewe sock club (more bugga!), and another gradience kit from the unique sheep. This one is for some holiday knee socks.

In doggie news, the bed seems to be getting smaller.....hmmmm........
Yogi weighed 8.8 lbs when we got him 5 short weeks ago, on saturday, he weighed 17.5.
Even though he's skinny, I guess we're feeding him well....

I mean, really, how could you resist that face?