fiber friday

Aug 8th, 2008 spinning, swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

The other day, I had one of those funny mailbox moments– the kind that every Secret Pal participant lives for. When you find something in your mailbox and are stumped by “But I didn’t order anything.” It always takes a minute before it dawns on you– my secret pal sent me something awesome! (Insert happy dance here.) My secret pal – whoever she may be…

in deep

Aug 1st, 2008 swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

For today’s Fiber Friday, I have a recent acquisition– I was a lucky winner over on Radiant Twist‘s recent contest. All I had to do was cast my vote for which fiber she should work on spinning (an easy choice in my opinion ;-) and I ended up with some great new sock yarn. Radiant Twist is having another contest currently, and the prizes this…


Jul 28th, 2008 spinning, swaps
monster hair skein

Please don’t tell anyone how I barely knit a stitch over the weekend. Oh, and please don’t tell them how the spinning progress I’m showing you today isn’t even from this weekend– it’s from *last* weekend! Someone might get the impression that I don’t appreciate weekends as important sources of valuable knitting time– I do! I just don’t know what happened. I had so much…

irresistibly squidly

Jul 10th, 2008 crochet, knitting, other, swaps

Rob surprised me by wanting this project for his office (once he saw me knitting it). I thought for sure that it would be safe from abduction because of the orange/purple color scheme! But he loves it, so I can’t resist letting him take it to work where it will be appreciated and where his coworkers are starting to think of me as some kind…

sock parade

Jul 4th, 2008 swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

What better way to kick off a 3-day weekend than with a later-than-usual blog post, rolling in at a civilized hour on this lazy holiday morning? I really appreciated the 4-day work week, and so far it’s been delightful to enjoy a relaxing long weekend! Speaking of appreciating delightful things: As soon as I saw this new colorway of Araucania Ranco sock yarn, I knew…