boxy

May 18th, 2008 crafts, other, spinning, swaps

Since I use it so frequently as a backdrop for my blog photos, I thought I should give my living room’s neat old trunk a feature post of its own. I inherited the trunk and its contents from Darby, a friend of mine who was moving away and trying to reduce the volume of her material possesions. My cat loves it because it gives her…

tempting

May 16th, 2008 swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

Don’t forget to get your entry in for the lace scarf giveaway! Entering is easy and you have until the 20th.  Today’s featured yarn is just about the only thing in my stash that isn’t up for grabs for the prize (since I already have it dedicated to a project). This is Tempted Yarns Glam Grrl in the Java colorway, and I’m going to be…

gift giveaways

May 10th, 2008 knitting, memes, swaps

Congratulations to Debbie and Katie O., your numbers came up in the random generator to win the stitch marker giveaway! I’ve emailed you and hope to hear back soon so I can get your prizes off on their way to you. Everyone has been so obliging and excited about the new giveaways site, so I am definitely going to go ahead with my high-stakes drawing…

Absolute Yum

May 9th, 2008 memes, swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

Here’s a little gem I’ve been hording since a recent Loopy Ewe sneak up… Yarn Nerd 900 Mhz Merino sock yarn! I love this colorway, “Absolute Zero.” I’m really attracted to those more subtly variegated colorways these days, sometimes they just show off stitch patterns so much better than the higher contrast skeins. This yarn is tentatively planned for Uptown Boot Socks, which is one…

rainbow

May 7th, 2008 knitting, memes, swaps

I decided that this rainy day would be an appropriate time to share the pictures I took of the Fabulous Filigree scarf the other day, when it was much sunnier. I’m really happy with the way the pattern and the Fleece Artist Somoko turned out after blocking: Needless to say, I am going ahead with my plan to make a few more of these as…