Friday, October 10, 2008

Wow, where did the time go...

First off, let me announce the winners to my 3rd Blogiversary contest:

You ladies sure did have me laughing my ass off and I so enjoy a good perverted joke, lol.

1st Place is Miss Beca

2nd Place is Sockknitter54

3rd Place goes to Yarn4kalei

Send me an email (elfiebaby at gmail dot com) with your addy's and I'll ship out your goodies.

Now, let me see...I've been posting regularly on my other blog "Cassandra's House of Yarn" for the HSKS 6 swap I'm participating in. What a blast I'm having in that swap. I won the 1st round of Dueling in the Sock Bracket. The 2nd round starts today and I'll be dueling against one of my own least a Slytherin will be going into round 3. I've also finished a bit more than half of the bag I'm knitting for my pal, it's larger than the ones I've made in previous rounds and colorwork too, hehe.

I am also participating in Robyn's Single Sock Swap which is awesome, only 1 sock to knit and no second sock syndrome. I've been in contact with my pal plus the lady who's knitting for me and the yarn is bought, pattern picked and cast on. I'm hoping to have the sock knit up in the next week or two. Since dueling is this weekend everything else will be put to the side till I'm finished with that project.

Monday, September 08, 2008

On the start of week 2 of school for the little guys. Collin is enjoying his full days of grade 1 and both Justice and Collin are happy to be back with their friends. As for myself, I spent the week in a daze. I just didn't have the energy or will to do much except mope about, watching tv and eating bonbons, lol.

This week, i've just finished updating my etsy store with some new yarns and some mini skeins. I've got the sock blanket bug too so I needed more yarn to keep it going without having to ball up my skeins I already have but that was an idea I was tossing around ;) I've got another big update planned for this Friday to get alot of my stock cleared out for my big order I've got coming in. I'll be whipping up some Harry Potter favs of mine plus House colors.

Speaking of Harry Potter... I also joined the HSKS 6 swap and woot Slytherin! I'm excited :) I've found a few owl patterns in both crochet and knit I want to make up for my partner which I find out at the end of the week. Time to get back to skeining. Also, if you want some fibery goodness see the post below, My Blogiversary Contest.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Happy 3rd Blogiversary, I mean Belated Blogiversary

Wow, it was 3 years and a few weeks since I first started this blog Aug. 15, 2005. I never meant to blog every day but I was hoping for a once a week but the beginning of this year wasn't the best I've had in the last 3 years. On a happy note I'm doing a 100% better, loving my dyeing, knitting and family (not all in that order,hehe).

To celebrate these 3 years I will be giving away 3 prizes .

Grand Prize is: 3 skeins of Harry Potter inspired yarn, one "The Boy Who Lived"colorway in Nymph weight, "Ron" colorway in Sprite weight and "Hermoine" colorway in the Pixie weight from my etsy store "Faery Fiber"

2nd Prize is 1 skeins of Harry Potter inspired yarn "Dolores" colorway in the Pixie weight from my etsy store "Faery Fiber"

3rd Prize is 1 skein of Harry Potter inspired yarn "Death Eater" colorway in the Nymph weight from my etsy store "Faery Fiber"

All will come with a pair of skull stitch markers since we are closing in on Halloween!

Now, what you have to do, well that is easy..Just leave a comment on this post with the best joke you have. It can be clean or dirty ;) take your pick..just one that is going to have hubby and I laughing our asses off. The blogiversary contest closes Sept 30/08.


hmmm.. well all I can say is wow, it has been a long time since I posted here.

First, I'm doing pretty good. The pneumonia finally cleared the middle of June, my best friend moved to Michigan the end of June and I also barely knit much during that time and dyeing was on the back burner. I wasn't to sure if it was the dyeing that was causing our illnesses so everything was on a stand still till we were 100%well. I dyed a little bit in June just to test the waters and nothing happened to us health wise so the dye pot has been in full swing since the beginning of July. I am so happy, it has been a long time and not dyeing yarn is absolutely depressing to me. Don't get me wrong, I love knitting but dyeing is just another creative outlet for me and the two do go hand in hand ;)

June was a pretty crappy month to say the least, very depressing with Andrea leaving. Now who am I supposed to have coffee with and have our craft get togethers, making pasties, lol. Yeah we made pasties-all her idea too. July was fun a bit hot but not to bad. Took the kids to the park alot, hubby has been working almost every weekend so our plans for camping etc were put on the back burner. I also started dyeing yarn more and the colorways I am loving. August was the same, no camping but we did go to Whoop Up days last week. The kids had a blast at the fair, lots of rides, eating and the petting zoo.

Now, last day of August and the school supplies and clothes have been bought and the kids are dreading school on Tuesday, lol. I'm non to happy either, I've been enjoying the time over the summer with the boys at home. This will be the first time home alone, all day with Collin in Grade 1, Justice in Grade 2 and Jordan working full time. Rob is on days this week so it will be just myself and the dogs, hmmm.. what to do...I know, dyeing yarn for the update on Saturday, hehe. I've got some done but I wanted to do a bunch more mini skeins plus I found a cone of the 2 ply (that is being discontinued)on the bottom of my container I want to dye up.

On the knitting front, I have a pair of socks for the fil on the go for Christmas, a pair of plain jane socks for myself using the Hedwig colorway, plus numerous other projects including the Sock Blanket. I've been resisting the urge to start one even though I have lots of sock yarn leftovers. This is a pic of the first day's progress, 8 squares,not bad. I'm averaging 15-20 minutes per square including the ones I have to pic up and knit for. I've also designed 2 more patterns and have them up on my etsy site and also working on updating my ravelry projects page and advertising Faery Fiber on Ravelry. Hubby has done all that work graphic wise and did an excellent job at that.

Holy Crap, I totally missed my 3 year Blogaversary. Hmmm, give me a day or two to figure out a way to have a belated celebration. I'm thinking a yarn give away!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

It has been 46 days since my last post...

and where have I been? what have I been doing? and no I'm not dead in a pile of yarn some where, although that would be the way I'd want to go, lol.

Well, I've been sick the pneumonia yet again. My doctor said it didn't clear up the last time so after another round of antibiotics, cough syrup and inhaler I'm feeling alot better but not 100%. Still tired, with a cough but not as bad as it was the last month and a half. My little guys too are just getting over their pneumonia too. This has been the worst winter/spring we've had and I thought last year was bad but this is really getting ridiculous and we haven't been the only family in the school suffering like this this year. The boys have had a number of friends plus a few teachers who were out for weeks in the last few months due to pneumonia.

I did receive some swap packages that cheered me up. First from my Sock it to me Twice pal, Megan, a gorgeous pair of red socks and they are so warm and comfy. She went above and beyond and sent some awesome giftees I'm hoping to enjoy once I'm feeling better. Take a look, we have some gorgeous BFL sport from NH Knitting Mama, Happy Feet sock yarn, pocket suduko(excellent), Vogue Knitting summer issue, pez sheep (woot, now to keep that away from the kids till i can enjoy it too ;)), gum and candies, lotion, Knit by Janine Flew and a knitting thimble.

On the Monkey swap front I received a gorgeous pair of socks from Leslie knit with Tofutsies. I've got a skein of the yarn but haven't had a chance to make up a pair of socks with it as of yet. These are super socks and the fit is perfect. She also sent a bunch of goodies for the boys, Collin was especially thrilled cause he is a monkey fanatic. Check out all the fantastic goodies I received. The Gothic Spire pattern by Cookie A is something I have been coveting for some time and have a bunch of Louet Gems just itching to become socks, hehe. Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in the Winterberry colorway, it is absolutely gorgeous and my pics just don't do it justice, a monkey frame, pot scrubber, plate, notecards. Leslie and I had each other as swap pals this round and I didn't know till I received the package, lol.

Super big Thank You to Megan and Leslie for wonderful packages. You really made my week!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

I am back, well almost

First off, I am sorry I haven't posted the last few, umm almost 4 weeks. I've been ill and haven't been on the computer much, well not at all in the last week/two. I am just getting over another bout of pneumonia and crap I am so sick of being sick. I spent a good part of March sick as a dog with pneumonia both the little guys and I and it got to a point where they actually missed 2 weeks of school, lucky one was spring break. Things started looking up and we celebrated Collin's 6th birthday on April 3 and Jordan's 18th birthday on April 4. The boys were well but I was still borderline. The last couple weeks I've spent begging the hubby to put me out of my misery and today is the first day in a month I've felt well enough to do stuff. I go to the doctor at the end of the month, when my doctor gets back from her 3 week vacation to Australia. I'll get my blood tested again and hopefully it is just being burnt out or my anemia is back that's causing my weakened ammune system.

I haven't hit the dye pot for almost a month now and can't wait to get back to it this week. I've also got a huge thank you to send out to Selina Starflame my HSKS4 swap pal who really out did herself. First she had sent me a gift certificate from Elann and I ordered a bunch of Highland wool for a sweater along with some laceweight. Doesn't it look gorgeous :) I also received my package from her and take a look at the absolutely amazing bag she made. I am in awe and can't wait to show it off at the school tomorrow :) She also sent a bunch of awesome goodies too. Thanks so much Selina, you so rock!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

This says it all

You Are An INFP
The Idealist

You are creative with a great imagination, living in your own inner world.
Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in your important relationships.
It takes a long time for people to get to know you. You are hesitant to let people get close.
But once you care for someone, you do everything you can to help them grow and develop.

In love, you tend to have high (and often unrealistic) standards.
You are very sensitive. You tend to have intense feelings.

At work, you need to do something that expresses your personal values.
You would make an excellent writer, psychologist, or artist.

How you see yourself: Unselfish, empathetic, and spiritual

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Unrealistic, naive, and weak

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Not only do I suck at posting but making titles too, lol.

Well let's see, where do I begin. Hubby and I celebrated our 1st Wedding Anniversary on Feb. 29. We spent the evening hanging out with the kids who were happy as pie we included them :)

Hubby just celebrated his 39th birthday on the 8th. It was a laid back day of me dyeing and him hanging with the boys. I bbq'd some steaks and dogs had some oreo cake and we ended the evening watching a movie.

So, what else have I been up to. Well, after much talking with the hubby about my little business I've come to the decision I'd like to take it more full time instead of dyeing once or twice a month. After the long periods between my dyeing I have a hell of a time getting motivated again. Then once I start back up I don't want to stop so I'm going to be dyeing 3-4 times a week :) Woot! I received a huge order a couple weeks ago and have dyed most of it and updated the store with some new Harry Potter colorways as well as my new Chromatic Dragon line (all D&D inspired). I'll be updating the store more regularly now with another update coming on Friday with some Easter yarns as well as a few more HP colorways. I'm hoping my new order of yarn comes in this week, I ordered some Superwash Sport/DK weight as well as some Bamboo/merino blend to try out.

On the swap front, I've been updating my Harry Potter character blog more than this one, sorry :( For the HSKS4 swap I received a new partner, the one who I was knitting for couldn't continue but this is a big plus for me. I'm now knitting for a Hufflepuff, Woot! That is the only house I haven't knit for and was really hoping to have at the beginning of the swap. My pal loves sock yarn and has no preference as to variegated/solids etc so I'm sending him, yes him, "Cedric" the hottest hufflepuff in my opinion :)

Well, back to the dye pot.