Friday, January 30, 2009

this post is for Hannah~

Malabrigo Swap- Round 5~

I was the 1st person to receive their swap package this past round~ which is always fun~ I'm not soo good at waiting sometimes~ I got an awesome package from Leigh (LeighGreyKnits on ravelry)~ she was so thoughtful and sweet... i love every part of it...
-1 skein of amazingly yummy Hand-dyed, hand-spun Blue-faced Leceister yarn~ which I think we have all lovingly named- Creamsicle~
-1 Skein of Malabrigo Sock- in Persia…. Its soooo pretty~~ i’ve been lusting after this~~and whenever I’ve gone out to get it… its been sold out!
-2 skeins of… Malabrigo DOS- in the Boticelli Red… its sooo smooshy and soft… (this is going to live in my special yarn stash till I can figure out what to make!!)
-the interweave Winter 2006 magazine… sooo many patterns I’ve been wanting from this magazine!…
-a book about spinning yarn (a new hobby of mine)…
-the amanda hat pattern~
-100 bangles~ in silver and torquiosish blue… soo cute!! I love them~ :)
-a bottle of Hazelnut syrup…. to flavor coffee and such~
-so so so cute stitch markers… from etsy… of tea pots and leaves~~
-SOAK in Aquae- which is my fave scent!
-Stash Tea and Twinings Tea… in wild raspberry and Orange Pekoe
-and the bestest best part… is a hat knit for my nephew… . Malabrigo… worsted… black forest… its sooo soft…. he’s going to LOVE IT~ I don’t know how you did it with your injury… your amazing! THANK YOU LEIGH!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

opening presents...
Playing with presents...
Christmas Lunch...
Christmas evening... walking about the city~
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After Christmas...
American Museum of Natural History~ was there on Monday... it was beyond packed~ craziness~ still... I like looking at the diarama's... and all the stuff~ stuffed birds... although there are no pickled babies... its still worth a visit every few years~
The Cookie Jar, Staten Island, NY... Yummy Cookies!!

Knitting stuff...
Blue Sky Alpaca Swap- Round 2 amazing package from Tricia- SFCorgi~

Pattern: Pomatomusby Cookie A.
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock
Colorway: Indiecita
Needles: Knit Picks Harmony DPN's- Size 2
Notes: no changes to pattern. malabrigo is so soft~~ really nice to work with~

Pattern: Winter Cottage Mittens by Dee Bamford
Yarn: Posh Yarn- Lucia Sock
Color: Pansy and Cream
Needles: Knit Picks Harmony DPN's Size: 2.75mm and 3.0mm
Notes: Long Tail Tubular Cast on... moved up to 3.0mm size needles to cast on + 2 rows... then worked remainder of mitten with 2.75mm needles~
My 1st color work- learning to knit with right hand as I'm knitting these mittens= wonky stitches~