Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Yarny Goodness

Good Morning! Yes, it's fairly early here. I'm enjoying my oatmeal and apricot juice for breakfast while I ponder the day at work.

Earlier this week I decided to join my first WestKnits KAL. I KNOW!!! Exciting isn't it. So I purchased my pattern on Ravelry, joined the WestKnits Fan Group, and ordered my yarns. As you can see, my beautiful choices to the right. I knew i wanted the Malabrigo and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Velvet Grapes Colorway, So I selected Damask a lust pink to coordinate with the Velvet Grapes, and Tortuga. Unfortunately, Jimmy Beans Wool was out of the Tortuga (and let me just add, they have FABULOUS customer service) and the rep who called me suggested the Madelinetosh Prairie in the Tern Colorway. Ok, it's a great mix! The texture is a little different, but not enough to really effect the outcome. Now I'm stuck. Yes....Stuck. Originally I was thinking the velvet grapes would be my anchor color, but now I'm leaning toward the Tern. I'm in a quandry at this point as I'm really undecided. So I'm going to continue to pet my yarn, Plurk with the Knitting BFF's and see what materializes. I also purchased size 4 addi lace turbo needles. [Squeeeeee]

Currently on the needles is the Falling Knots Wrap. I'm almost 1/2 way through the 6th repeat. And OH NO, I dropped a stitch. Now I have to figure out what to do....I don't think I can just pick up the dropped stitch, I may have to tink back. I think it's about 4 or 5 rows down [EEEERRRRRR]. So I may have to put it down, until I decide what to do....I still have my Fluke Socks on the needles and the FLS. I don't know about that FLS. In March I was gung ho, and now.....[fizzle] no love for it at all. Not much going on in the way of cross stitch either. So we'll wait and see for next week. Stay tuned, Same Bat-time, Same Bat-Channel.....

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Friday Eve, July 21.2011

To coin a phrase that I heard from a new friend, Thursday is Friday Eve. What a great spin on making it through the week. It's all about the power of the spin.

I started a new job on July 11. It's been challenging reaclimating to life with a full time job. I miss being home a keeping the house clean, and cooking fabulous dinners for my family, and spending knitting time with my dear friends. I do enjoy being back to work. The new place is a friendly environment. There is an amazing group of people there, and some familiar faces. Makes it feel like coming home.

On the knitting front, I'm working on the Falling Knot Wrap. A beautifully designed piece by Maryam. You can find it on Ravelry. I'm using Cascade Heritage and a US size 6 addi turbo lace needle. (I love these) I also have a pair of socks on the needles. The Fluke socks, a free pattern on Ravelry. And finally, My FLS is still in process although stalled. I have some measuring to do, and just haven't gotten a round to it yet.

In the Cross stitch world, I pulled out an old piece by Loose Feathers, and am working on that. ONly a little at a time as I'm really trying to complete my knitting. I'm thinking the Wrap might be a great gift for the MIL for birthday or Christmas this year.

Sorry no pics to share just yet, but will post some soon.
Hugs and Stitches