Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Swapy Goodness

So i was involved in the Loopy Ewe Swap over on Ravelry and my awesome partner (not sure I can say who she is) completely, totally, utterly spoiled the freaking rotten out of me. No, seriously. Check this out!

That is a whole bunch of stuff right there. SO here are the edible goodies:

matthew totally jumped on the honey and claimed it for himself (I think he was feeling left out...the box was freaking huge):

Then we have the fairy and moon bar soap (the detailing is amazing), soak wash samples (yum!) and a cute sock blocker key chain (which is on my key ring as we speak):

A namaste pouch (love, love, love) and Punky's Place bag (the cute one with the handel) a tape measure with butterflys and flowers on it, and gorgeous stitch markers:

Here's the close up of the stitch markers:

BUT! That's not all! (I save my two favorite's for last because they are A-freaking-mazing). Twisted Flower Sock's by Cookie A. done up in ChameleonColorworks color Cobalt (I own a skein of it myself) and they fit like a dream!! I want to be as talented as her for she knit me socks that are to die for!!

And Oh. My. God. My head EXPLODED when I opened this:

She spun me 300yards of Crown Mountain Farm's roving in the Layla colorway. For me. Hand spun yarn (and a ton of it) for me. I may have teared up a little (I'd explain why but then we get into that whole self-esteem crap) and the color is exactly what I would have picked. And it's so even! I could totally make a pair of house socks out of this (if i knew how many stitches to co in sportweight and on what size needles.
I can't believe how amazing this package was. My head kind of exploded with I had finished opening it all (which is why it took me so long to write this-I totally had to calm down).

In other news I finished another pair of socks but more on that next time, I've been chatty enough I think. Happy knitting!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Just a quickie

So, I'm still too hyped up on my swap package I got so I'll finish editing those pictures tomorrow and write a blog post worthy of my AWESOME package. :D

But i wanted to make sure I got this up for my plurketts:

Here are my first finished pair of socks for Summer of Socks 2008. They are knit with Yarn Pirate (I want Candy) and I used Cookie A's monkey pattern. I have it memorized now. lol. They are all wrapped up and ready to get sent to the person I made them for. :)


YOu can see them from space but I love the colors.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Wherin I get Sucked Back to the Land of the Living

So ok, I finished my shrug a week ago. Yes, a week ago. I've worn it twice, once to a going away party (where I got allot of complements but no pictures) and once to knit night. Love. It's so soft and comfortable. But what kept me away from here was Eeevil site that is. (If you scroll down this page you can see some of mine) So, without further ado, my b0obalishis shrug shot!


It is so comfortable and soft. It's Debbie Bliss Cashmerio yarn in a dark navy blue. I don't think I've updated with pictures of my new yarn, but that can wait for another day I suppose. Tonight is the kick off for the Summer of Socks 08 and I'm itching to start....

..which reminds me Summer starts tomorrow and I've done nothing in preparation. bah.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I'm almost done with the Two Toned shrug (in one color) that I CO on friday. Yea! Pictures as soon as I can get it done!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Stitch and Pitch

I went to a baseball game. Yes me. No I'm not joking. I know! Me! Sports! And I had fun (mostly). It was for the LA Dodgers Stitch and Pitch game againist the Colorado Rockies and we won 8-1 (It had to be the knitterly mojo)! I even have proof!

And here is Loopy and my complementary S&P hat:

We were fairly hight up though and so he never really turned around:

And because I'm so eloquent today, here is my current project (sock stash busting blanket) at the game and then at home:
I'm actually working on the Two Toned shrug from Stefane Japel's book Fitted Knits again. Anything to keep me from knitting socks right now. :)