Wednesday, October 22, 2008

sick in bed... for 2 weeks?!

Hi people... most of you haven't been seeing me about because I've been sick in bed for 2 weeks!!! seriously... who catches a cold that knocks them out for 2 weeks?! Details: started as a sinus infection... to which I tried to rest but kept doing all my usual things and such... just got sicker... kept doing the usual stuff+ entertain my aunt and uncle from korea... and errands and such~~ thought I was going to Die... so I went to the doctor... I have... strep... bronchitis... and laryngitis (which is a bit better)~ I'm on meds~ but I still feel like death~~ word of advice... only take Buckleys cough syrup if your cough is going to be the death of you...cause otherwise it will just kill you straight up~ it tastes like brushed your teeth with bengay~ its BAD~~~ but there has been a bright side to all this staying home with the plague... like the fact that I was home to receive my Yarn Snob Swap Package from Agnes of New Jersey~~

This is the bestest swap Package I've ever ever received!! I can't stop petting and hugging the yarn!! I'm hoping it doesn't catch my plague~ but I can't help it! its amazing!
Yarn Snob swap fall 2008
Its cashmere yarn from Posh yarns~ in a bright pink and lilac colorway... with matching beads~ I've always wondered about Posh yarns... seen it about on Ravelry~ its... divine! Also included in the package... was... Trader Joe's Jasmine Pearl Tea... which jasmine tea is my most favorite kind~ I drink it daily~~~ A lavender scented Satchel... cute artsy bookmarks (yay no more folding the corner of pages...and losing my spot anyhow!)... Jelly Belly jellybeans (we all know about my relationship with chewy candy~)... a sweet card all packaged in a pretty gift bag... ok I can't help myself... here are some more photos~
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So what I've been doing since I've been sick... drinking massive quantities of tea... thank goodness that tea swap package came before I was sick!! its contents have been amazingly useful~ a different kinda tea every other cup! its good stuff~~

On Sunday... I treked out to Rhinebeck... for the NYS sheep and wool festival... I was the chick there with no voice! I was surprised by just how many people were there... that was ALOT of people... luckily Mr Park and his family went with me... so I didn't have to drive and such in my condition~ and they enjoyed it also~ we met some sheep and llama's~ watched some Pumpkin chuckin'... tasted from fried Articokes... and pet alot of yarn!
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This is my Rhinebeck haul...
NYS Sheep and wool
A 1.3 oz Drop spindle from Goldings... Silk Hankies from Delly's Delights Farm... Wool Roving and silk Cap from Spinners Hill... and best part... Malabrigo Sock yarn in Indicita from Socktopus (from the UK) she didn't have a stand or such~ but rather she brought the yarn for me... from her Shop~ and we loosely discussed a crazy meet up at Rhinebeck to hand off the yarn~ which I had doubts about...but it worked! She brought me 2 skeins of Malabrigo Sock... but 1 was for my Malabrigo Swap partner~ Thanx ROCK!

After Rhinebeck... we met up with my parents... and went to Weeds Orchard... in Newburgh~ for some Apple picking.. and boy...we sure did pick ALOT of Apples...
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Since Sunday... I have...
a Finished Object (FO)
Clapotis- Malabrigo Silky
Pattern: Clapotis by Kate Gilbert
Yarn: Malabrigo Silky- Wisteria, 5 skeins
Made for: a best buddy~ for christmas...
Notes...this was mindless knitting~ but the FO is amazing... i <3 it!

my 1st handspun
1st hand spun
its lot lots thick and thin spots... but I think its decent for a 1st go~ now to learn to ply...

Monday, October 6, 2008

october... already?

Ok so the verdict is in... I'm keeping the yarn... for now~ :)

Dinner with Lillian... @ Pasticceria Bruno last Sunday night~
Pollenta<Sven BurgerChocolate Pear Royal and CHocolate Hazelnut CappachinoChocolate Mousse and a cappachino
We shared the Polenta... I had the Sven Burger... and the Chocolate Pear Royale... and Lil had... the Chocolate Mousse (I think~) It was really cute~ and they had live music on a Sunday night~

I received my Travelling Tea Box (#3) for the CuppaTeaForum on Ravelry~
Travelling Tea Box
I got me a new mini collection of new tea's to try~

kitty hat
Pattern: Official Kittyville Hat by Kitty Schmidt
Yarn: Sheep Shop Yarn Company- Sheep Three (1/2 skein, lavender-ish color)
Needles: Size 7 and 8 (DPNs- crystal Palace Bamboo)
Made for: a friend... hannah was just modelling it for me~

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Pattern: Ribbed Beanie by Woolly Wormhead
Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky (olive colorway)
Needles: Size 13 (Knit picks Harmony Options)
Made for: Joe (mina's joe)

Pattern: Dolores Park Cowl by Parikha Mehta
Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky (olive colorway)
Needles: Size 13
Made for: Joe (mina's joe)

Pattern: Jaywalker by Grumperina
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock- Edgewater
Needles: Lantern Moon Sox Stix- Size 1

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