Somewhat Local Yarn Shop Crawl

In July, my family went up north for a quick visit and to bring Grandma down to the Cities. She was to stay a while with my parents before visiting the Michigan branch of her family.

I persuaded my parents to make a few stops on the way, so I could check out some of [...]

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Primal

I was so very surprised when I won another contest a couple weeks ago!

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Decisions, decisions (Part One)

I’ve been thinking about what to knit for my Sockapalooooza pal. I browsed through Knitty, MagKnits, and Nancy Bush’s books for inspiration.

Nothing seemed right until I happened across a sample at Knit Picks of all places.

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What would you do?

Yesterday, I described our dyeing experience and showed you Mom’s skeins. Today, I wonder about possibilities.

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Adventures in Dyeing

Quick note: I’m testing another photo plugin with this post. It has a different pop-up effect (and also comes with an integrated gallery). It has better captions and interaction than the last one, I think. Please let me know how it works for you. Thanks! : )

So, you all may remember that I registered Mom [...]

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Knit Me the Blues

The yarn from All Things Heather’s fundraiser finally reached my mailbox and it’s gorgeous!

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Tickled Pink

I love pink, even though I generally prefer deep, vibrant, or muted colors. Pink phases overtake me every now and then. For me, the epitome of all pinkness is strawberry ice cream.

This gorgeous skein

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Blood-Red

Debra at Cashmere Dreams dyed some Buffy-inspired yarn for the Buffy Knitalong, and named it Spike’s Revenge. Update: She is thinking about opening an Etsy shop and would like feedback/suggestions on a name. You could win a skein dyed in Summer Sky!

I was lucky enough to be able to get one of the last [...]

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Hat of Gold

Skeins Her Way is having a contest, check it out! You could win a copy of her Fitted Tank pattern and some lovely organic cotton yarn. Go to her contest post for the prize and entry details.

Here are my knitting goals for this summer:

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Teasers

A couple of pictures with more details to follow as soon as I can get more photos taken and posts written!

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In progress…

Sock Count (Pairs)

  • 2009 ~ 2
  • 2008 ~ 7
  • 2007 ~ 18 (1 baby)
  • 2006 ~ 20 (14 adult)
  • 2005 ~ 2
  • 2004 ~ 5
  • 2003 ~ 1
  • Total (sans 2009): 53

Just Stuff

  • Six Sox Knitalong
  • Sockamania Club Knitalong
  • zMeme
  • zRavelry
  • zSock Nation
  • zTSFB

 

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