Sunday, November 18, 2007

Hitting the nail on the head

So here is the most fabulous yarn evah!
I know , I know, I've said it before but its for real this time! Melanie from Lotus Knits nailed it when she dyed up these colors and I love it so much that I might have to marry it.

Me: OMG I love this yarn soooo much!
Lollipop: Then why don't you marry it mommy?

Well divorces are brutal and expensive, and an affair seems easier and cheaper! So I'm just going to walk around fondling this yarn until "the" pattern comes along. My husband shouldn't mind, Lollipop already takes up room in our bed every morning, and the skein promises not to snore. Haha.
Anyway, anyone who hangs with me knows how much I love my Russian Red MAC lipstick, funky black glasses, and the White Stripes. This yarn is a tribute to these and all things red, black and white!
Viva la "Seven Nation Army"!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Sweaters, scones, and a big bad baby blanket

Started the Big Bad Baby Blanket from SNB. The pattern calls for 2 strands of Koigu held together, I opted for one strand of bulky. I started it last Thursday and I'm halfway done. It's a very mind-less, Zen-full project and I hope to have it finished this weekend.
I told myself I can't start another project until I finish the blanket so it has motivated me to get it done, FAST!
Although I am working on these:
Flair and Emerald for me and Drive-Thru for Lollipop. I've found another sweater I want to start. The Lotus Cardigan from Norah Gaughan modeled here by Cirilia from Skrilla Knits. Simple, stylish and looks good with jeans. I need one! I'm having trouble getting the pattern for it seems to be sold out everywhere, which may be for the best since I should finish the other 3 before I cast on another.
The photos in the middle are of fabulous food and friends. We had our Skeins and Scones get together a couple weeks ago. It was kind of like our Wednesday night meet-up of Chicks with Sticks but on the weekend with yummy food, mimosas, and a lot more time to knit! I really loved the fact that I didn't have to leave the house. Cheers to all who came and brought awesome treats. Can't wait for next month!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

like mother, like daughter...

we hope you all had a fabulous halloween. we did!
started the day with coffee with a friend, then we got to celebrate in the classroom with all the cutest kids in the cutest costumes. had a fun neighborhood party and lots of trick- or- treating. the funniest part was hearing the group of 10-12 kids yell "trick-or-treat" each time someone opened their door, it seriously startled a couple of people. We stopped when the kids started complaining about their legs hurting and their bags being "too full". one boy said his bag must weight at least a million and two pounds!!! Lollipop was a "cheerless cheerleader" and my make-up was inspired by this cute Lillyionia doll that pink purl turned me on to, she also did my eyes for me. fun was had by all, we hope you had a nice night too!