1. That a full can of shaving cream can be fully dispensed in about a minute?
Dolores Park Cowl
Malabrigo Chunky, Paris Nights
A nice quick knit to get me back into the rhythm of knitting. It's destined to be a gift for someone this holiday season. I've also casted on for a pair of socks in some lovely Colinette Jitterbug. Though at the rate I seem to knit nowadays it might be awhile before they're finished.
Of course I've been dyeing up a storm. It's all I seem to think about. Color combinations pop into my head all the time and unfortunately many are lost by the time I get a chance to write them down. Wanna see some of what I've been up to?
These are from this week's update. I've finally decided that semi-solids and overdyes are going to be my main focus as far as yarns go. I just enjoy them so much more and love the way they knit up.
Oh, and did you see? I'm the Featured Artist of the Month over at Yarn4Socks! Yay! She has some colorways I don't foresee doing in the near future, so you should go over and check them out. :)
Well, children and housework are calling... Funny, I keep asking the hubby that since it's the weekend, when do I get to enjoy it? Ha! Until next time!
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Posted by Erica at 8:36 PM
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Yeah, so my last post wasn't all that inspiring or upbeat. Really, I'm not depressed or am I deserting my blog. I think I needed a bit of a time out to focus my energies in other aspects of my life and hobbies.
This is two pounds of suri alpaca. The other assorted fleeces will be here very shortly. I guess it's good that I decided to venture into this now, since it's shearing time. Oh, I have so much planned for myself, I'm not sure when I'll get anything done. I'm having fun so I guess that's what matters.
Way back when we were still in Germany, I had ordered some delicious top but just got around to dyeing it up. I'm not sure what the holdup was because it's gorgeous! I'll be sure to get some more when I order again. These are both Alpaca/Merino/Silk and they're in the shop!
Speaking of the shop (really, hasn't this entire post been?) I'm having a May Celebration Sale all month long. 10% off all regular prices and there may be a few extra specials thrown in every now and then.
Psst! I almost finished a sock and started two new ones! Those I'll post about next time.
Posted by Erica at 5:05 PM
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
Way back when, this used to be a knitting blog. Technically it still is. What else can I call it when the title has knitting in it? My point being I haven't knit in almost a month. A combination of general busyness, warm weather and focusing on my other woolly activities help contribute. Do miss it? No, no I don't. I think I miss the idea of it more than anything. Several evenings I've thought that I should go find something to work on, but it never happens.
I call this one "Tigerlily"
Of course there's been a bunch of dyeing. I hope to hit the pots again this week, although Reilly is home on Spring Break so we'll see how that works out.
These are all at the shop
Hopefully my little funk will be over soon! Until then!
Posted by Erica at 9:24 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Well, we're here in Georgia! Actually we've been here for over a month, but with the house hunting, unpacking and general business of moving this is the first time I've even thought of updating the blog.
Posted by Erica at 6:05 PM
Monday, January 14, 2008
It's been pure craziness in these parts, I tell ya! I hate moving, but am so glad to be doing so. I miss home terribly and after nearly four years it is time. The movers start coming tomorrow and we will have them until Thursday. We won't be leaving until the end of the month and then taking a few weeks of leave to visit family. I won't be around until sometime late February. Until then, I wish everyone well!
Posted by Erica at 11:45 AM
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Happy New Years everyone! I can't believe it's here already yet I'm very happy to have it here. 2007 was a somewhat dark year for myself and 2008 only promises lovely things.
Pattern: Norwegian Star Earflap Hat by Tiennie
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Coal and Mist
Pattern: The Player
Yarn: Elann Highland Wool in Tuscan Green and Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Natural
Pattern: Karlchen (yes, another)
Yarn: handspun/hand dyed Columbia/Dorset in "Connor"
Pattern: Koolhaas by Jared Flood
Yarn: Knit Picks Andean Silk in Hollyberry
This one is for me and it fits great! Please excuse the horrible photo since my husband had no patience for taking them.
I have one more hat on the needles, but haven't decided if I'm going to finish it or not. The pressure of packing is taking effect and have been spending some time ripping unfinished knits. I'd like to finish what I can before the movers come in two weeks and have nothing waiting for me when I unpack. Wishful thinking!
I've got to keep this post short, since I've got too much to do today. I received a wonderful birthday and Christmas present this year, so I'll have to unveil that later on.
Oh, and just wanted to let you know that everything in my shop is on sale. I kept meaning to let you know, but it's been crazy and I forget things easily. As a special for my blog readers, I'm offering an extra 5% off the already 10% sale plus free shipping over $60. Just include the code "blog5" in the comments to the seller when checking out and I'll send you an invoice with the correct price.
Posted by Erica at 8:00 AM