Friday, January 25, 2008
My favorite enabler, Darlene, had gotten me hooked on some new yarn "crack", Sophies Toes. Wow at the colors!!! I love it and have sent an Etsy convo to be added to the update list for more. I like Darlene's perspective on stash enhancing. We are just preparing for our eventual (not anytime soon) retirement because one day we will be on fixed incomes and won't be able to afford this fabulous yarn, but that will be ok, because we will already have it!! Great perspective!!!
I also got the first of my piddly bags from Piddleloop. It is so cute! I'll take some pictures of it and my new yarn "crack" and try to get them posted this weekend.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Since next Thursday is the fifth Thursday of the month, I'll join them in Trussville for a little knitting and socializing.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Now for club yarn:
Here is my Be My Valentine Charlie Brown sock kit from Woolgirl. The yarn is dyed by Jana over at White Oak Studios. I love the yarn and the bag Jen's MIL made is too cute. Needless to say I signed up for the Easter kit too.
Here is the January Selection of Art Walk Sock Yarn Club. It is called Flaming June based on this painting by Frederick Leighton. I think Roxanne did a wonderful job with this yarn.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
|The Recipe For Suzanne|
3 parts Laughter
2 parts Imagination
1 part Grace
Splash of Intellect
My S.E.X. & Candy came today along with my Be My Valentine Charlie Brown Sock Kit from Woolgirl. Both were just too awesome for words.
But what made my day yesterday was my Angel Package from the Alabama Ornament Swap, complete with more of Jessie's yummy yarn and stitch markers, but also the cutest snowman ever!!
I've taken pictures of everything and I'll try to post them this weekend.
Monday, January 07, 2008
I saw this yarn on Jessi's blog a while back and she just posted it for sale. Of course I couldn't resist. Here is a pic that I stole from the listing.
Isn't it Yummy!!! And yes, the name of the colorway is S.E.X. and Candy (and this is completely disease and calorie free). :-) Go over to her store and grab you some!
Yes, I know, I have absolutely no restraint, and Darlene has graciously offered to help me if I'm ever in a bind justifying a yarn purchase. We all need people like that in our lives. (laughing hysterically now!!) And she has been dropping not so subtle hints about if I would like to learn how to spin. After seeing the post on her blog about the spinning get-together, I'm almost tempted, but the key word here is ALMOST.
I also got my Art Walk Sock Club Yarn today. Fabulous as always Roxanne! Love it!
Ok, I gotta go knit some socks before the yarn takes over the house!!
Saturday, January 05, 2008
First up are some new additions from Union Center Knits. The Colors are Caramel and Blue Moss. I just love her yarn, it is so soft and the colors are always great.
Then there is the Chick Flicks Sock Club from TV Yarn. This month's Yarn is based on the Movie "Love Actually" (One of my favorites). The Yarn came with a Nutcracker Ornament, some tea, a stitch marker, some Hand lotion and lip balm and a cute little box! I love it. She is starting up her next series on Romantic Comedies and last I looked, there were two spots available. I want to join so bad, but January and February are always big cost months for me with Homeowners dues and Car Tags, but I may crack and sign up any way.
Below is the December Selection from the Art Walk Sock Club from Zen Yarn Garden . I have loved every month's yarn (and I'm anxiously awaiting January as I type). This month is based on the Georgia O'Keefe Black Iris paintings.
Whew, almost done with sock clubs. Last Sock Club yarn that I got for December was DkKnits Sock Yarn. I just figured out this month that she personalizes every skein for everyone in the club based on answers to a questionnaire she sent us. How freakin awesome is that??? My yarn this month is called a Glass with Steamy or McDreamy based on my love of Red Wine and Grey's Anatomy. I think it is gorgeous! We also got our project bags with this months selections. Becky got the bags from another Etsy Seller Messie Crafty.