25 March 2007

My First Felt

Same colour, same lot, and different striping. (Cascade Yarns. Jewel. Hand Dyed. Peruvian Wool.) Odd. We're sort of blocking upside down right now. I think the washing machine spun it too dry - don't think it'll block, really. But that's okay, I can always do that later. I liked the colours of this yarn, but I'll be picking more fun colours for next time...

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27 January 2007

Christmas in January

My Christmas gift from Tracy arrived this past week!!

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Do you see that? She knit up a blanket for me! And felted slippers! The blanket is so beautiful and soft and big ... the slippers are very comfy. Details on the blanket: Knit with three strands of Homespun held together on Addi Turbo circular 19's. Colors are Grape, Fiesta, and some red they don't make anymore. Details on the slippers: They're spongier than I expected. ;)

I did not measure the size of the blanket, but in the picture where it is mostly spread out on my bed? My bed is a Queen, so that should give you an idea. If you want REAL measurements, you will have to let me know, then wait for me to do it...

14 January 2007


20 degrees this morning, 18 degrees yesterday morning. And my coffee maker still hasn't arrived.


I was at Target yesterday shopping for a baby shower, and decided to see if there were any suitable shelving unit things for my "Et cetera Closet". I found shelving! I bought two units (they are stackable), and four cloth drawers. (I bought the pink ones because they were on a super reduced sale, a "two-fer" deal, and I really don't mind pink at all.)

All four bins are full of yarn. On top of the shelving units sits a plastic bin (which has most of my straight needles in it), and on top of that is the orange Pandora's Box with all sorts of various knitterly things in it, then on top of THAT is a knitting tote thing that my mom found at Walmart (?) so picked it up.

And the best thing about all this? My skiis and golf clubs still fit alongside the unit! Everything still goes in the space, but in a much more organized way. Love it.