Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Furry love

Ainsley...the dark princess                                                                                                                                 

It is rainy, cold, and dreary here which is perfect knitting weather.  I hope to get a little done this evening after my Ibuprofen kick in....major headache!!  But there is lots of kitty napping going on and this is the only time Ainsley is sweet...when she is sleeping :)

Otherwise, she is a gangsta and will cut you!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My February swap came!!!

 I am so thrilled that my February swap package came this weekend :)  I won't lie, I was sad that it hadn' someone missing your birthday.
But it came and I LOVE it!

I had some beautiful notecards, 2 skeins of gorgeous yarn (a KnitPicks Imagination, a Mirasol Hacho), a luscious strip of roving.

Also, a bag of beads for future markers :) and 2 sets of beautiful stitch markers.  I LOVE it all!
I want to go make something with the baggie of beads right now!!!

The Handmade stitch marker swap group on Ravelry is fun and I highly recommend it!  Go give it a look and join in the fun!
 Happy Birthday Finley!  My big boy is 2 years old today.  Peanut butter chews for everybody!! :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday wish list...

Vegancraftastic has a very cool "knitmare knitting bag" that I love!  Skeletons and skulls get me every time :)

Millykins has a precious knitted cap that needs to come home with me!  I'm really enjoying knitting hats these days.  Probably because they are fairly quick and I am so slow, so that means not too long on my needles.

cowgirlknitz has some gorgeous yarn of each please.

cristinamariepotter inspires me!  All awesome!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Gotta package :)

My March swap pal in the Ravelry Stitch Marker swap group sent me a package, yeah!  (It means a lot, since my February package has not shown up...very sad)   So I received 5 lovely stitch markers in the green theme, which will start to be used tonight!

And this gorgeous worsted yarn!  I love this stuff.  It is Araucania (I think that is spelled correctly, maybe...not sure...too lazy to go look it up).

Thank you swap pal, who is nameless at this time and I must go onto Ravelry to find you and thank you!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Fun stuff!

I started this afternoon off with a mani-pedi (Christmas gift certificate in March...I'm slow).  Sparkly red toes and baby pink fingers.  I don't have nails, part of my long nails.

 Getting ready to mail out my March stitch marker package.  Here are the stitch markers I made and I will be adding a tissue pouch (cupcake fabric), oversized nail file (really cute, candy print), HUGE dark chocolate bar, notepad, and a beaded keychain.  Fun stuff!   The theme is green.

The bummer about February swap partner stiffed me :(  I sent her a cool package and she never sent mine.  Why do people do that?????

Now on to what I have accomplished in knitting the past few weeks.  I am trying to get more done on the cap sleeve cardigan vest and I have just finished the decreases and getting ready in a minute to start the increases....

You can't really see them, but these are the 4 decrease areas.

The front band...I adore moss stitch.  Don't you?

 And the full view of this wonderful pattern.  Truly love this and it really isn't a bad knit, I'm just slow.
I think that is cat hair all over my shirt :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Another wishful Wednesday...

Set of 2 LUCKY SHEEP Knitter Project Bags. LARGE and MINI.... Special KnitterBag design.KnitterBag has adorable Lucky Sheep project bags on Etsy.  I love bags and always need a new project bag...adding to the bday list now!
Fresh Fields - fingering merinoGirlGoneLoop has a beautiful spring green/blue/yellow yarn that would make yummy socks!
Cowgirlknits Hand Painted DK Weight Blue Faced LeicesterCowgirlknits has a page full of gorgeous yarn, I want every color she has!Cowgirlknitz Hand Painted Superwash Merino Sock YarnSee, beautiful colors over there...
WENSLEYDALE SILK roving top handdyed spinning fibre 3.5 ozFeltstudioUK , need I say a thing????  This is just so luscious...I have never spun Wensleydale, but want to now!
Wild Nights Calling Three Batty Babe Crazy Art Yarn Wild BattHollyeqq  has my favorite crazy batt of the day.  It reminds me of fruit, like a big smoothie!
SALE - Miss Skeleton locket with bow tie necklace - Ivory Black Lolita Zombie Girl Cameo - SILVER LOCKET - gunmetal chainGrigiodesign has my absolute fave for today....I'm a sucker for a skull!  :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

My little baby!

My little baby Ava is a year old today!  

 We celebrated with big chewies and a couple of M&Ms.  Happy Birthday sweetie-pie, love you bunches!

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Not much action here...

Cat napping on dog pillows is happening.  Bold cat to nap beside the bone!

I haven't made much progress knitting, because I am preoccupied with my baby brother leaving....he joined the Army and is leaving today. 

I am sad.  Not that he joined, but that I will not see him.  That makes me very sad.  I am so proud of him!  I love him dearly!  I want him to be safe and happy!  I just don't want him to go, I am selfish that way.

So I have been preoccupied about it, more so than I thought.  He is my baby brother, so I worry (I'm 13 years older than him)...that is my job.

He has been in dessert school for a long time and had 2 extensions on when he was to leave, due to the deaths of my grandfather and my uncle.  Today he officially leaves :(