Wednesday, April 29, 2009
For today I want to show you a site I found. It's another one of my disgustingly cute blog sites:
So enjoy that random thing today and be on the lookout for my next post!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
(The SO was happy to model our dark living room for all of you!).
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I finally finished the Oh my Lacy Stockings! It took me a whole month but I finished these babies and boy do I love them! The lace pattern is very simple but cute. And best thing of all: They actually fit my bulgy calf muscles. And the yarn is sooooo luxurious! I love these stockings (have I mentioned that yet?).
I did these a little different than my normal. I started the first stocking and halfway up the leg I actually CO the second stocking. I figured this way I could remember the increases and changes in needles. I ended up changing needle sizes a couple of times.
Yarn: Louet Gems, in Pink Panther
Needle: Started with the 2.00 mm and changed to 2.25, 2.50 and 2.75mm as needed.
Started: March 10, 2009
Finished: April 10, 2009 (bought the ribbon on 4/17 - but knitting took me a month)
So I do have to confess something. I have NO idea when, to where or with what I would wear these stockings. You see I don't wear cute outfits. I'm a sporty, jeans, t-shirt and kicks (aka: sneakers), kind of girl. I GUESS I could wear a skirt. But that would mean I would have to purchase one... I guess I need to go shopping! :)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
And the cutest little angora bunny that looked like a Fraggle Rock:
The lady even let me hold FR (Fraggle Rock). She was so soft and cuddly! Don't tell my bun, or the SO, I briefly thought about getting another bunny!
After walking through the 3 "buildings" of vendors two times, I felt a little more relaxed. I'm telling you, I was really overwhelmed by all of the stuff I saw! If I were a spinner (hopefully I never pick up that craft as I have enough stuff to keep me busy), I would have loved the Greencastle Fiber Event. There was so much roving! Luckily, I don't spin, therefore I could spend all of my time drooling over all of the yarn. After much debate, and walking back and forth from booth to booth (yeah, the SO loved all of this) I decided on a couple of nice skeins.
First I found this bit of lovely. It is a skein from Maple Creek Farm, an indy spinner and dyer from Telford, PA. I picked up a bamboo, wool, silk blend, hand dyed in a colorway named Iron Kettle. Pretty!
And my ultimate purchase. I fell in LOVE with this yarn. I saw it and knew it would belong to me! It is from Frontier Fiber Mill, located in Atwood, Indiana. They are a smallish alpaca farm run by a husband and wife team. They do all of the processing, spinning and dying. This yarn is a 60% alpaca and 40% merino blend, in a natural colorway (I bought a dark blend and a light blend). The yarn is so freakin' soft! I saw it and knew my mum would love, love, love a scarf made from it. So I bought one for her and one for the stash! Overall, it was a fun mid-morning/afternoon spent. An expensive afternoon, but fun :)
Sunday, April 12, 2009
As you can see above, Kyle gets worried during Easter (not for himself, he knows he's a spoiled diva) but for all his fellow bunny brothers and sisters. So yeah, Kyle says Happy Easter too. But he wants everyone to please remember and to remind people to get chocolate bunnies instead of real bunnies as pets this Easter. Every year, around Easter, people purchase rabbits for gifts. The weeks following Easter animal shelters get bombarded with bunnies, sadly unwanted and forgotten. Or even worse, people let the rabbits out in the wild. So this Easter please remember to make mine, and yours chocolate!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
For today I'm going to direct you to a site I love, Cute Overload.
It is so full of cuteness/cheessy/love it'll make you roll your eyes and say "Awwww..." at the same time.
Have fun and I will update you soon! :)