Monday, October 23, 2006

Woot! Super Dupper Shopping

Take a look at the newest additions to my stash.

We have some gorgeous Malabrigo in Emerald Blue, now avaliable at the LYS (and it's about damned time too.) I almost fell over when I found it tucked between some Noro. This is definetely some yarn that should be put out for everyone to fondle and fondle I did till I picked 2 skeins to bring home. One just wouldn't have cut it, lol. I also purchased earlier last week at the same LYS, 4 skeins of Patagonia Nature Cotton(on sale 1/2 price at 6 bucks a skein how could I not bring some home) and it to is so soft.

Since I fell of my own little "Stash-A-long" wagon I've been on since our major purchases for the home the past 5 months I thought it wouldn't hurt to do some online shopping as well, he he. I purchased some STR, only 2 skeins and over at Little Knits I picked up 5, yes 5 gorgeous skeins of sock yarn. I've got 2 skeins of Cherry Tree Hill in Jewels (one will be used for my Sockret Pals socks), 2 skeins of Fleece Artist in Wildflower and Pinata and last but not least some Schaefer Anne. All these gorgeous yarns are new to me, unfortunately I cannot get them without mail order or maybe a trip to Calgary but that's not happening anytime soon. What wonderful yarns and all are so very soft and the colors are beautiful. For those who haven't checked out Little Knits you must, quick shipping and just an overall super shopping experience. Thanks Sue!!

On the knitting front, almost finished the worsted weight socks I started at the beginning of the month. Yes, I know, I should have finished them long ago but hey, I'm using a boring color, no handpainted and it lost my interest very quickly. Now that I have all this gorgeous yarn here and some on its way I must get my butt in gear and get going. I also have been working on a couple scarves, frogged one I was doing in the Patagonia, didn't like the way it was curling so I frogged and restarted in the basketweave stitch. Looks much better and once it's done I'll decide who will be the recepient of the scarf. I want to make something for Justice's teacher and the 2 aides, what great women they are. I also have a scarf for one of the boys on the needles I mentioned a few posts ago but just not liking the way it looks. The Nature Spun just isn't what I expected, I guess I was hoping for something with more substance so that will be taking a dip in the frog pond and may become a hat or something.

I'd also like to say "Hi" to my Sockret Pal who's been great. We've been in contact via email and what a lovely woman to talk to.

The boys are feeling a ton better, those colds sure took alot out of them. I volunteered at the school for Justice's Special Day where I come in as a helper and serve the snacks to the kids and help the teacher when needed and just observe Justice in class. I had a super time, brought back great memories of Jordan when he was in Kindergarten. Another great thing, I had grown women to talk to, can you believe it! I'm looking forward to next month unless hubby takes a turn and goes in, lol.

So much for pics, will try again later when blogger is cooperating.

Friday, October 13, 2006

I'm Baaack

After 2 weeks of the whole family having the flu it seems we are all coming around and things are getting back to normal here at home. Justice missed a week and a half and Jordan was out for a few days too. Rob, what a trooper, went to work sick as a dog cause they have no extra staff to cover his shifts at either store.

On the Sockret Pal front I just received a postcard and chocolates, well marzipan covered in dark chocolate(Yummy) from my pal. WOOOt!!! It tastes awesome and they boys and hubby enjoy it as well. Looks like my pal is overseas, another Wooot!!! Thanks so much Sockret Pal, and i'll keep an eye out for your package. I just purchased some yarn from an online store for my Sockret Pal and it's enroute as I type this. Hope she loves it, it's some gorgeous handdyed sock yarn and now i'm just trying to figure out what to use for her socks. Decisions, Decisions....

Tanya, your package is going in the mail tomorrow, sorry for the delay and I'm not posting pics till she receives it. Don't want to spoil the surprise.

On the knitting front, I've started a pair of worsted weight(first ones) using Galaxy, they are knitting up quickly to boot. I started a scarf for Justice or Collin, not sure which yet since they both like the colors. There's also a few dishclothes in the works, nice little stocking/package stuffers too.

Sorry, no pics, will get them up this weekend. Thanks again Sockret Pal, you rock.