Thursday, July 26, 2007

Birthday Stuff

Yeah! I finally got around to taking more pictures!
Here are the flowers the hubby surprised me with yesterday!

Here are a few pics of the new knitting bag that I bought with my birthday money. The rest is going to Twist with me this weekend!
The picture isn't the best, but here is a sort-of detail photo of the inside. There are several pockets and it expands quite a bit! This is going to be great for traveling!

And last but not least, I have finished one of my Sockapalooza socks! Sorry, no model available to try this on. My partner has much smaller feet than I do. One week left to finish the other and than I can mail them out!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Yarny Birthday

My birthday isn't actually until next week, but all the yarny goodness I have been getting in the mail lately has me feeling celebratory!
This is my Fabulous bag from the Spring Felted Bag Exchange. KM made it for me and even posted the pattern on her blog. I love it! I have had it for a while now, but have been awful about posting lately.

Included with the bag was this cute little champagne colored makeup pouch. With yummy lip gloss! (And Satin Lips, too. How cool was it that I got hooked up with a Mary Kay gal?)

Here is a close up on the satin stitching on the edges of the bag. Nifty, nifty! KM, if you see this, the gals in my knitting group love the bag!!!
And now for more recent yarny yummies...Bubblesknits picked me (with the help of the random number generator) in her contest! I am so thrilled! I recieved some amazing stuff. A whole bag of Softwist in a pearly color, a knitting themed novel, sock yarn (!), panda cotton (more sock yarn!), stitch markers, and postie notes!
I am giddy! This will be the yarniest birthday to date!
It is really something, though. Before finding the online and hometown groups of knitters, I never realized how sweet people could be. Knitters really are great people. The generosity in the gifts I have recieved and the enthusiasm for the gifts I have sent is amazing. I am really glad and proud to be a part of this community of amzing and talented women.
More pics soon! I promise!
(I'm almost done with the first Sockapalooza sock!)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


I have done nothing lately. I don't know why. Usually I have several projects that I can't keep my fingers out of. Not right now. Well, I do have projects OTN, but I have no desire to do anything at all with them. I haven't even wanted to play with my new yarn. Yes, for me even.
I am stressing over my sockapalooza socks. I can't seem to find the right yarn for the project. Hence, I haven't started them. And yes, I should be mailing these out by August 2nd-ish. I may even give in and go to Heritage Hut and spend way too much on yarn just to get it out of the way. Although, I have been tempted to wait until Twist is open and just send out the socks late, but that wouldn't be fair to my partner! If only they opened sooner! lol Well, since they are opening after my birthday, I should have some money to spend when they do open! Can we say Panda Cotton?!?
In other news, Sarah (the designer of the Stafford bag) posted a comment! I am just silly over this! I haven't ever had a designer comment on a FO before. I am gratified and tickled that she liked it! :)
Well, pics and maybe a sock soon. :P

Sunday, July 01, 2007


It's done! I am so absolutely thrilled with how this purse came out! I had so much fun making it. I am usually not a fan of seed stitch, but once this was felted, it came together really great. I did almost get myself into a bit of trouble. Being as I hand-dyed the yarn. I ran a bit short. By the time I had sewn together the bag, I had only a few inches of yarn left. I was so happy that I had enough to finish the bag that I didn't think of what I was going to use to sew on the handles! Of course, I got to scramble on that a little, but I found satin ribbon that matched the purple polka-dotted lining!
Here is a shot of the dotty lining! that chocolatey goodness peeking out?

A better picture of the (dark) chocolate and the last fun thing I found for my partner! I hope she likes it all!

Here is half of hubby's birthday socks. I still have to knit the second one.

And a belated thank you to Cathy! I really like the stitch markers and the knitterly note cards! The pictures don't show them well, but the markers are a pretty pink and clear.

Soon (I hope!), there will be picks of the yarn and such for my Sockapalooza socks! I NEED to start those!