Friday, September 7, 2007

Dish Rag Tag Update

Despite my "slowbee" knitting and sending -- and thanks to the incredible skillz of my team

Team XDR took 2nd place!

Proof here: Photo Finish!!!

etsy Friday

I found out something new about etsy. They have Saturday Night Specials. Seriously, I got some good stuff last Saturday. Go to etsy's forums:promotions and look for the SNS thread. Sellers will be posting all night long -- I'm not sure when it starts, maybe 5 pm Eastern... Detials here.

First up, from South Pacific Body some awesome soaps:

South Pacific Body 2

Green Anjou Pear Olive Oil Soap, Man Soap, and Beer Soap with Lime and Orange Zest. The pear soap is for me, the rest is for The Husband as part of his birthday gift. I got a free lip balm - Cool Peppermint, and a wood soap dish, and she included a Lime/Coconut sample. It all smells so good. :D

From Inseine Creations, soap & candles:

Inseine Creations 1

I got the "Breathe Easy" set and a Japanese Pear and Ginseng candle. (The soap isn't in the picture because I had to open it IMMEDIATELY). The candle smells so great -- a nice fragrance but doesn't overwhelm you.

Last, but most definately not least, from Wee Ones:

Wee Ones

I know its a crappy photo -- here a link to the item on Wee Ones LINK -- but I wanted to give you a sense of scale. That's a 5" #6 dpn. I am so impressed with the amount of detail she got into such tiny creations. She's got stuff ready made in her store, and she'll do custom work. I've got to get some pics of Tyler out to her so I can have some Eurasier stitch markers. :D

Go shop -- now!!!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Dish Rag Tag Update

Well, my team didn't win ... and I think its my fault. I think I took the longest to knit and resend the box. :( However, my team captain, Katrina, took pity on me and still send me a prize for participating.

Dish Rag Tag 4

I'm loving the yarn, and I think the note card is adorable! Thanks Katrina!!!! You rock.

So Happy Its Thursday...

I'm glad that this week is almost over. Every day that passes is one day closer to the end of heat for the girls. I think that Morganna is done and Lizzie is only a few days away. It'll be nice to not have to keep one eyeball on the dogs at all times. Most folks think that you just have to keep the male away and everything would be fine. Which is true - except that sometimes the girls are a little forward and are willing to meet more than halfway. Of course, my two girls are hussy. Sigh.

Since Wednesday is Bruce's Rally class day, I've decided that this Thursday will be "what's on my needles" day. Hey, if Lime & Violet can do it, why can't I?

First up -- the Storm Water Scarf (Ravelry Link). I've been working on this while I'm commuting to/from work, so who knows how long it'll take to get done. I'm using Sea Silk in the Mermaid colorway. When I first saw the skein, it really reminded me of the ocean -- now that it is knitted up, it reminds me of black purls. (Linky to picture of skeins -- not mine so not being shown) What does it look like to you?

Storm Water Scarf 1

You don't get a ton of stitch detail from this picture, but isn't it cool?
Storm Water Scarf 3

Here's a better picture:
Storm Water Scarf 4

Another picture -- highlighting my Signature Needles. I really like these needles -- nice and pointy.
Storm Water Scarf 6

I'm working on the Rosebud Shawl - a free pattern from Briar Rose Fibers. It is knitting up very nicely. Simple pattern, easy to memorize -- nice for driving or just hanging around watching TV. It started with The Husband winding the skein of Fourth of July in to three continuous cakes. Aren't you impressed with his "leaning tower of yarn"?
Rosebud Shawl 1

Here's the WIP:
Rosebud Shawl 3

This picture really shows the pattern of stitches, but the color got really wonky for some reason:
Rosebud Shawl 4

I also got some stuff from etsy in the mail, but you're going to have to wait until tomorrow to see it. :D

I almost forgot: Today is The Husband's Birthday. And if you ask how old he is, his response will be, "Younger than Errs."

Happy Birthday my love.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Commenting on Comments

I'm not sure I understand how blogs are supposed to help build relationships if you can't respond to people's comments. Maybe its a Blogger problem, but I'm telling you it is really annoying.

I've read the help forums, but they just say to go and put a comment on the other person's blog. Sure, I'd be happy to -- but what if they don't post all that often? (Yes, Jen, I'm looking at you.)

I don't want to be rude, but how can I get in contact with people who don't even have a blog?

Okay -- I think I need a yarn break... how about some more stash shots??? Here's some stuff I have no idea what to do with...

Spirit Trail Fiberworks

237 yards Spirit Trail Fiberworks BFL


440 yds UKI Bamboodle -- I don't even know how to figure out the weight LOL

Monday, September 3, 2007

Time to Destress

After this weekend, with two girls being in season and a funeral, I need to destress.

I finished the Besotted Scarf for The Husband. (Okay -- it isn't finished, I want to wash it and lightly block it, so it really goes into the 90% done pile.)

Besotted Scarf 2
Besotted Scarf 3
Besotted Scarf 6

Yarn: Brooks Farm Four Play
Pattern: Besotted

And I enjoyed going through pictures of Morganna going crazy with the sprinkler. She really loves water -- though it makes bath time super hard. Enjoy!






Sunday, September 2, 2007

Sad Day

Not much to post today...we were in WI for The Husband's Grandmother's funeral. Though I did get in a few hours of knitting during the drive.