Tuesday, February 24, 2009


How many great blog posts do I think of each week... and then I sit at my computer and its just mindless e-mail deleting... and ravelry checking!? and then get up and walk away and completely forget about everything I wanted to blog about?!~ ARGH!

First... I would like to thank... LUPIE for the Kreativ Blogger Award
I feel very honored... that you like my sporadic and random posts~ I love... and even better... READ~ your site often as well~~ I'm always impressed by your amazing knitting... and more than once... I've oogled your beautiful needles~ THANK you LUPIE!!

Now... the rules of the Kreativ Blogger Award state that...I must...
1. Copy the award to your site.
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate 8 other bloggers.
4. Link to those on your blog.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you nominated.

Here are my nominees:
1- my buddy nelson...... his is not a knitting blog... but his randomness is wonderful~ and he is very encouraging of my knitting... *cough*cough* do i get my needles now?~

2- Alison.. at A.Co Knits... how many projects have I started or queued because of this amazing knitter?

3- Currently Purring... I love her banner (is that what its called?)... and her knitting always makes me want to start a new project!

4- Fran @Finally! Fran Knitting!

5- Pepper @ Geek of All Trades

6- LizzzKnits

7- Leigh Grey Knits'

8- Lee's blog~

...just a note... the blogs I have nominated... may not have specific artsy/Knitterly content but often in such cases... its just that the inspire me in other ways?~

Thursday, February 5, 2009

some FO's

I've been distracted lately... and have been having a hard time- finding time to sit and work up a post... I don't know that this is going to be much better~~ here are some FO's:
Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket by E. Zimmerman
Yarn: Cotton Joy Jr.
Needles: Addi Lace Turbo's (because I love them!) Size 5
Notes: I started this way back in august... the knitting has been done for MONTHS~ but I hate seaming... Laura (in the photo)... took pity on my and seamed up my shoulders and sewed the buttons on... she ROCKS~!

Pattern: Preemie Hats for Charity by Carissa Browning
Needles: Knit Picks DPN's- size 3
Yarn: Random acrylic ~ the Pink is Sirdar's Snuggly
Notes: I made 3 of these little hats to donate~

Pattern: Pocketbook Slippers
Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky- Forest
Needles: Size 6 Knit Picks Harmony Options
Notes: so fast and clever~

Pattern: Witter Cottage Mittens by Dee Bamford
Yarn: Posh Yarns Lucia Sock in the Pansies and Cream colorways
Needles: Knit Picks DPN's Size 2 and 2.5
Notes: These knit up quickly, after I frogged and restarted like 5 times (the yarn held up well.) This is my 1st stranded knitting project. I love them~ Fernella actually accidentally washed them and they felted a bit... but they still fit... actually they are better now- because the fit is tighter (like negative ease) and it is warmer (warm to begin with...just warmer now)

A picture of my newest needles... since the title is called fascination with needles...
they are the Blue Sky Alpaca DPN's in Size 0~ I would have preferred a size 1 or 2 but I picked them up during the superbowl sale at Knit-a-Bit (Westfield, NJ) and they were sold out~ I'm still waiting for someone to buy me the signature dpn's~ :)