Wednesday, November 19, 2008

its cold~

Thanksgiving is around the corner... and normally this would mean going to the Wine Library to pick out wine~ and looking forward to eating~ but this year... my mother insists we cook Thanksgiving at home... Instead of having it catered like we normally do~ Seeing as how my older sister...offered to help me cook... but then bailed to say she was going to eat at her mother-in-laws house... and my younger sister doesn't cook~ and my mom will be working full time leading up to Thanksgiving Day... that leaves me~ perhaps I should give my doctor buddies a heads up~ (just in case the dinner ends up not sitting well?)
On the knitting front... I haven't done much~ been busy studying for finals... and such~ Tho I have completed my 1st 2 real de-stashes this past week~ (meaning I sold off 2 skeins of yarn from my stash~)... I was feeling quite brave~

Congrats to Jasmine and Jin Young Oppa~ (they got married last weekend)...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

HURRAY for Malabrigo LOVE~

So after a month of being sick... and trying to figure out what to do about my Grandmother (she fell the other week...and hasn't gotten up since...*worry*)... and a 3rd visit to a doctor (not really my doctor just a buddy who is a doctor)... who prescribed me hardcore meds for my cough~ I came home to find this on my doorstep...
Malabrigo Swap #4
It was my package from Laurie aka TruMom of the Malabrigo Swap Group on Ravelry I can't even begin to describe how I love it so~~~ I think it is the most thoughtful and generous swap package I've ever received~
Malabrigo Swap #4
so here are the details...
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1st thing I opened was the cute little project bag (which... I love...especially since its my 1st one~)... I've always just used ziplock baggies... but now I have this really cute bag to put my WIP's in (i'm seriously excited about this... you have no IDEA!)... but to add to the awesomeness that is the bag... it was stuffed with goodies!!... from left to right... it had... a little package of stitch markers from Spindle Cat Studio made of Copper and Czech Glass (the colors are called Grape Trio~)... then there was a package of Upcycled Cork Stitch stoppers from auroramae on Etsy! OMG! so perfect!! I'm forever dropping stitches off my needles when I throw my projects in my zip lock bag~ and I love the fact that they are recycled cork stoppers from wine bottles~ A package of Mulling Spices from Williams-sonoma... which I popped open and am beyond tempted to brew up...but I'm going to try to wait... I've been volunteered to cook Thanksgiving Dinner...I want to save them for then!... I love mulled anything... yumm~ I think I will mull wine! Then there was a package of super cute elephant candles and incense~ I don't know how she knew but my family has a slight candle obsession~ it has something to do with the fact that everyone is my family is very sensitive to odors... and we live with a dog~ its perfect!...
This came next...
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a knit bag for Wine! which held something... dare I say it... better than WINE? MALABRIGO SOCK YARN!!! the color is Impressionist Sky.... its sooo prefect... and sofe... and lovely~ I just finished my 1st sock using Malabrigo Sock yarn the other day (which I will post up a bit further down)... but the stuff... is delightful!! and the color... oh my... I could go on forever!~...
Then... next came... the MALABRIGO.... (ooooooohh~~)...
Malabrigo Swap #4
4 skeins of worsted in Azul Bolita.... totally enough to make the Briar Rose or the Juliet... which patterns she also sent me... already cozy in their plastic protectors (you have no idea how beat up my patterns get!)!!! I loveeee these patterns~~ I've been waiting to buy them off my queue~ till I had a moment of sanity~ when I can actually sit down and knit for myself *cough**cough* It will happen!! one day *sigh*
Malabrigo Swap #4
I'm totally in love with my Package... the Wine theme was sooo perfect... I loooove wine... and... love Mal~~ yay this totally made my week! Thank you sooo much Laurie! You ROCK!

Nearly FO:...
finished a sock... using malabrigo Sock yarn... Indiecita... which is.... its lovely lovely yarn~ and the Pattern is... Cookie A.'s Pomatomus... the Foot part looks obnoxiously long however... it fits my size 6 foot~ (and its not too big!)

On Halloween Day... Wollmeise had an update... which was super-intense... it was all over in like less than 20 mins (its hard to pick yarn, put it in cart, and check out in 20 mins!)... in which I scored! WOOHOO! it was crazy because the server kept crashing and such~ and I was sure I got nothing~ but in the end I did get a few that I wanted... I've already 'de-stashed' 3 skeins~ I'm debating a 4th~ but still it was a very exciting yarn buy~
DSC04568Wollmeise Update 10/31
left to right...(all wollmeise)
80/20 Twin- Tiefer See
80/20 Twin- Versuchskaninchen 1 (destashed)
100% Versuchskaninchen 1
100% Poison No. 5
100% Baba Yaga (destashed)
2 skeins of Lace (Garn)- in the Baba Yaga Colorway (destashed 1)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Noodles watching the puppies~

this is how Noodles spent her evening... watching the cute puppies~
noodles watching the puppies~
If you haven't already seen the puppies... find them here...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

still sickly~

yup... as the title reads... i'm still sickly!~ so I haven't been doing much~ besides being sick~~
Yunnan Bai Yao powder is amazing... today~ my aunt accidentally lopped off a chunk of skin from my grandmothers finger (don't ask)~ ... Granny~ being on blood thinners for YEARS... wouldn't stop bleeding~ and who knew fingers could bleed so much? I finally remembered I had some Yunnan Bai Yao~ we scooped a bit out... and coated my grandmothers finger in the powder and the bleeding stopped within was amazing! TCM never stops amazing me~~ thats why I love it so~~

I haven't been knitting much... on account of being ill... (so ill I haven't even been knitting.... it has been that bad!)... but here are all my finished objects (FO's) from the month of October... the Malabrigo Junkies (on Ravelry)... were having a knit along... to help motivate people finish some holiday knitting... it was also a mini-competition (with prizes)... so here were my entries:
Holiday Stockpile
nothing too complicated... the goal was to knit for others~ so what you see here are some Christmas gifts... I won't label whats what or for whom here... (thou its not really a secret)... it might look like a lot (its really not)... most the projects you see didn't take more than a day~

Being sick... left me at home... shopping~ so here is some eye candy...
from Posh Yarns... in the UK
posh packagePosh packagePosh Yarn- Miranda- Happily Ever AfterPosh Yarn- Miranda- Sublime
... from Butterfly Girl Designs on Etsy
DSC04543DSC04542Drop SpindleButterfly girl- Fiber- Blue Morpho
...and my absolute more favorite item... Pfefferminz Prinz Lace Weight Yarn from Wollmeise
...there is actually more Wollmeise... it just hasn't arrived yet~
so anyhow... I'm working on getting myself put back together and rejoin the social world soon~ I miss you guyz!