Thursday, January 05, 2006


Only 5.5 days left until my contest ends!! Don't miss out - my prizes will be really good! LOL, I still haven't decided exactly what they will be; it's very hard to pick beforehand because I'd pick something different for everyone who has left a comment so far. I was considering a credit at Knitpicks, but unfortunately, their gift certificate process isn't very streamlined. So, the hunt continues - any suggestions?? What would *you* really like to win if you win? [Don't forget, if you haven't commented already, go now!!]

Okay - enough plugging!! I only have a second more before Kris and I go grab a late lunch. He was lucky enough to get out early, especially considering he's working tomorrow, his day off!

I've not made any real progress on any of the projects I listed before, 'cept for the "shawl" made out of Fino that turned into a scarf. :) In the swatching process I found a stitch pattern I really liked, but didn't want to tweak it to do a shawl - oh well. I really love the way it's turning out so far; this is good because since the yarn was a Christmas present from my parents, the scarf has to be for *me.* I'm thinking about doing some experimenting when I get down a bit farther in length, so we'll see how that turns out. I have this vision in my head - just have to see if I can make it with my hook!!

And oh yeah - I did find a pattern for Lauren's fulled slippers - I'm going to use the felted slipper pattern that was Free Pattern of the Day yesterday. They're from an old Crochet! magazine if you missed it; if you really want it I could give you the issue info. They're all adorned with ribbons which I personally find hideous... but, the basic slipper pattern is something I think my sister would enjoy: hip and dorky at the same time. The pattern a day business is a cool idea... Now I just have to keep remembering to check it everyday!!

I finally placed my first order with Knitpicks - I got some Shadow merino laceweight in Sunset, and some Shimmer alpaca/silk laceweight in Happy Dance, as well as a hank of worsted Dye Your Own. For me. I also got some yarn for Kathy, my partner in the Winter Wool Swap at Crochetville. [Still no button - damn!!] She'll be getting 2 hanks of Dye Your Own, and four balls of Palette, in different colors. I didn't want to get *all* her yarn from Knitpicks, so I spent less than half the requirement there and will do the rest in real life at one of my LYS's. I have the spinning class next weekend and plan to have her package finished up by then. [ETA: while going back to clean up and add links, I noticed they've up their prices on the Dye Your Own!! It doesn't show on this page but it does here. Hmmm?]

Finally, thank you to Kimberly for the great package I received today!! It was full of yummy goodies, like *lots* of tea, some Belgian chocolate, a leaflet with doily patterns [perfect for my budding thread interest!! Good looking out!!], a cute little butterfly pin, and so pretty red and white stitch markers. I love it all, thanks so much for elfing me, Kimberly!!

Okay, *now* I'm going to eat!! Hugs!!


Blogger Deneen said...

I missed that damn pattern yesterday!

I have to place a Knit Picks order for the swap too-keep waffling between stuff. Besides, I am stone cold broke and have to wait until next week!

Hope your spinning class goes well.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Fino = yarn porn...thanks for the fix!

5:56 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Thanks for pointing out the Free Pattern of the Day, Natalie! Free is good.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Marvie said...

Pssst... the free pattern a day has an RSS feed, sub thru bloglines ;) I just did myself lol.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

So glad that the package got there and that you like it!!! I had hoped to be able to deliver it in person, but that one did not happen - next trip home hopefully!!!

5:44 PM  

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