Saturday, August 18, 2007

Binding off in the Round

Here's a great tip that J found for binding off seamlessly in the round! Linked for me and for you!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Too Cute for Words

Apparently Timothy is rather fond of the soaps Somerset sent too!

Incoming, Outgoing

The time for the end of the Rut-Busting Sock Swap is here! That's right, you heard me! The point is to send the person a new yarn or pattern to help them break out of their yarn, color, or pattern rut!

I got a package in the mail on Wednesday from none other than Somerset! (She was also my very first swap pal, back in the Spooky Secret Pal swap last fall!)

What was in the package you ask?

Here it is! Included in the package is a great sock pattern for Savannah Socks. In bath stuff, there is a bar of handmade Lilac soap from Euphoric Bath Goodies and two Citrus Burst Bath Bombs! Perfect timing (as always!) - I am taking a "mini-vaca" tonight....two nights resort stays, dinner in an amazing restaurant, a spa massage tomorrow... Tonight's resort has a jacuzzi I'm going to try out one of those bath bombs!

Oh wait, you want to hear about the yarn? It's a lovely yarn bouquet from Zen Yarn Garden! The hand-dyed colors are GORGEOUS!! And the fiber! 50/50 Superwash Merino/Tencel!

Did I say incoming AND outgoing? to the PO this morning to send off my first International package! Oh, you want to know what's in it? Ok, here's a picture of the part that I spun...the rest you'll have to see when my lovely downstream receives it.

This too is Superwash Merino and Tencel and is another of the lovely dye creations of FatCatKnits!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Spinning Package - and what a package!!

I got my Spinning Pal swap package today! Just in time!!

What do I mean? Well, let me show you what was in the package, and I'll explain...

Here's the big picture of all the wonderful things I got from BusyMamaof3! It includes 4 oz of hand dyed superwash pencil roving in a great rut-busting color for me (I know, different swap, but it works here too!). It's red with tones of oranges and browns. Looks like a GREAT pair of socks to me... The other roving is baby alpaca and silk! Yummy!! It too is nearly 4 oz...what to do, what to do...

I got a great mug with my initial on it, potpourri, shea butter hand cream (how did you know that I love to have one of these in my bag!), and magnetic bookmarks! What a great tool for keeping my place as I'm knitting socks out of my NEW SOCK BOOK!!

Below you can see a little closer the two fibers. I think the black is all natural's nearly black with white streaks from the silk.

So, I mentioned perfect timing and a dilemma.... Well, I'm not sure if I'd really looked through this book before or not, but I have to say, this is the PERFECT book for me!! I'm never one to remain a slave to a particular construction technique...and THIS gives me the freedom to have multiple techniques at my fingertips! The dilemma is...I had just finally (at dinner!) decided on what pattern I would use for LkManitou's socks...and, I'll have to think about that a little more.