October 31, 2005


So I got this in my email a couple days ago:

Dear client
Due to our large stock of pure merino wool, we get in touch with you to
invite you once again to buy our excellent quality merino wool with the
best price you can get.
Until the 30th of october you can get:

Hanpainted merino
9 skeins $83 (shipping included)
18 skeins $145 (shipping included)
36 skeins $260 (shipping included)

buy more wool from our ebay store at http://stores.ebay.com/handpainted-wool

And I just ordered a whole lot o yarn..... I'm bad. But so excited for it to show up :)

October 26, 2005

And a Swatch

This is Rowanspun DK in Gobblin and I am in love with the color. Just had to swatch it. I see a cabled pullover... as though I need another project going :)

Some finished and in progress photos

Bright Stripes
Yarn: Jo Shark Silkroad Ultra
Color: elm (olive), tamarind (burgandy), neptune (dark blue), salsa (orange), kliker (another dark blue)
Pattern: Modified from Bright Stripes in Scarf Style
Needles: Addi Circs #10.5
YarnQuantity: about 250 yards

Lace and Agate scarf
Yarn: Rowan Kidsilk Haze, Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud, Elsabeth Lavold Silky Wool
Color: marmalade, autumn, burnt orange
Pattern: Lace and Agate scarf
Needles: Brittney Straight #10.5
Yarn Quantity: about 180 yards of each

Bias stockinette stitch scarf (not done yet) in Angora/wool blend form Tess yarns. It's so cozy.

Arm from my sesame sweater. The whole body and both arms are done. Now I just have to sew it together and knit the button bands and collar.

Started a cardi in Rowan Polar using the irregular rib pattern from Loop D Loop and the Handy Book of sweater patterns for the actual sweater. The yarn is not as purple as it photographs... and is so nice and soft. Will make a great bulky cardigan.

October 23, 2005


We're adopting Shasta!

So excited to get her. We've got to do some work to make our yard pet safe, so she's not coming home with us just yet... but we're shooting for thanksgiving. I haven't had a dog since I was a kid.

Woo Hoo!

And in some knitting news.... I really need to finish some projects. I've been in a starting projects mood rather than a finishing projects mood. But my Sesame sweater is really close to done. I'm using Cascade Eco wool in a cream and mid brown color. This yarn is great to work with. I'll try and get some photos up this week of a couple scarves I've finished recently.

Have agreat week

October 19, 2005


Just got my Vogue Knitting in the mail tonight.  And I really like a few patterns and really don't like the rest.  But this is a must make.  I've got some Rowan Kidsilk Haze in my stash that needs to be this sweater:
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October 18, 2005

Doggie update

We decided to get Shasta. She is really the best fit for us. Arnold (the boy) is a great boy and wins on the the sad story. But he's a bit more iffy on the cat front. Where Shasta was lying on the floor getting her belly rubbed as a kitty snuggled with her head. And she didn't react at all. She will just fit into our lives a lot better. So since Arnold is at the Berkeley Shelter that I just started volunteering at.. I will just have to help him find a great home.

So excited! I've wanted a dog for many years.

Oh and I sold the yarn from the post.

October 16, 2005

Doggies and Destash

So I've been on the hunt for a great dog for us (fiance and I). And I think we met her today. Her name is shasta and she's a 5 year old Pit Bull / Boxer mix. She is currently in a foster home near us and we went and played with her this afternoon. She is a really sweet girl who loves tummy rubs. In the house with her are another dog and 2 cats. One of the cat likes to snuggle on her head (we saw it happen) which is awesome because we have 3 cats and just can't have a dog that doesn't love cats. So we're working on getting our house set up so she can wander in and out through a dog door into the back yard.
There is only one problem. His name is Arnold and he is a 3 year old Pit at the Berkeley Animal Shelter who I met yesterday while volunteering there. The poor guy has been there for a year. And we took him outside in their play area and hung out and played with him. He's super sweet and sane for having been locked up for a year. He's a bit more playful than Shasta and they say he's good with cats but we'd have to really test that. I just want them both... such sweet dogs. It's just hard to decide if we want a really playful active guy or a super sweet mellow girl who is for sure really great with cats. If i just had a farm I'd take them all home with me.

And we're trying to declutter to make room for one of these cuties.... so I'm selling a little bit o yarn:

Skacel Sirenetta
Fibre Content: 60% Cotton/ 40% Acrylic
Made In: ItalyCare: Machine Wash/ Dry Flat
Gauge: 18 st/4 inches 4.0-5.0 mm (US 6-8)50g (1.75 oz) ball
Yardage: 111 m (121 yards)

I have 9 balls in stonewash grey (color 3)
and 3 balls in seashell pink (color 7)

So all 12 balls for $30 and I'll throw in free shipping. Leave me a comment if interested.


October 05, 2005

So many babies

So I think every one of my friends is having a baby this year. I'm making another baby pullover from the Last Minute Knitted Gifts pattern:
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They are not finding out if it's a girl or boy so I went with my favorite color of green. I hope they like it :)

And a Bubby Bear to go with it:
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But after making a nose and eyes... it really looked like it needed a mouth (and scarf of course... I mean who isn't happier with a mouth and a scarf?!!??!?!)

And I also finished up a pair of cigar cloves for my fiance and a scarf. But have some ends to weave in before I get to the photos. I'll also post some pics from our trip to Yosemite last weekend. It was our anniversary so we each got Friday off work and spent 3 days there. Such a gorgeous place. My photos are all film so it'll be a while before any get posted :)