Saturday, October 16

October



What a great day!

Wednesday, April 14

Must be a record or something!

Today has been a lazy day, I love those days, where nothing much is on the agenda, and I can play it by ear. I didn't mention in my last post that I recently purchased a new camera. It's been great fun learning the ins and outs. Everything in my path is getting documented! Here's a few of my favorite photos of late...(and certainly not because of the quality, just because they are fun!)


I've been sewing more box bags so I have places to carry all of my projects for the Fling. I'm really digging the butterfly one!




Recent shipment of Vesper yarn!


Crazy fun knit night last week where we had a stash trade/sale. ( I was the lucky girl who walked away with the Wollmeise!

And my favorite thing of all...dessert tonight was strawberries and cream. Yumm!

Tuesday, April 13

Spring Fling Baby!!

Well hello there! Funny how a resolve to blog more turns into a month and a half with no post! Anyways, I thought I'd quickly check in to say hi, and express HOW AMAZINGLY EXITED I AM THAT IT'S APRIL AND ALMOST SPRING FLING TIME!!!! Only 9 days and I'm off again on a fantastic yarn adventure! Lots of knitting has been going on (one project that I can't really talk about too much since it's a gift for my Janet at the fling). I'm preparing what will go into the project bags, class supplies for a class with my imaginary knitting boyfriend Jared Flood! Yep that's right..I get to knit with the B r o o k l y n t w e e d!
Further to my last post, I had mentioned a trip to Dominican with my mom, well Dominican Republic turned into Cuba because the company we booked the trip with went belly up three or four days before our trip. We ended up re-booking with another company and going to Cayo Coco Cuba. It was amazing!

The scenery was beautiful.
Oh and one more thing...you have to go watch Laura and Leslie's new knitting video-cast theknitgirllls. They are all kinds of awesome!

Wednesday, February 17

Dear Blog

I think I've missed you! So much has gone on and I think it's time to resurrect you! I've been knitting up a storm as usual, there are so many things to talk about I don't know where to start. Exciting thing the first, I'm headed on a vacation to the Dominican Republic with mom. It's been so long since I've seen the ocean that I almost don't remember the salty taste of the air. I'll be sure to post some pictures once I've returned.
Exciting thing the second, I'm going to the Spring Fling in St. Louis again this year!
This time I even convinced some Sudbury girls to come along. I can't wait. Of course this means that all yarn buying will have to stop between now and then *cough..except for the Vesper Neapolitan that just jumped into my cart today. I couldn't help myself.

To distract you from the above mentioned slip in will power, I'll show you the latest FO off the needles. This is Wendy Johnston's Argus. This was an amazingly quick knit, and my first finished hand spun project. I used all but 1 gram of the sanguine gryphon silk merino hand spun in the post below.



I've also been working on my Olympic Knitting project which is proving to be a real challenge time-wise. I'm knitting Maplewing by Anne Hanson of Knitspot. Very well written pattern, but 600 sts off the go! It took me a good half hour just to cast on. I'm getting closer and closer to the decrease row in Chart A and it cannot come soon enough. Hopefully my 20 min rows will become much quicker.
On top of all that, I'm also test knitting Icing for Sam Roshak of Knitquest. Should be done and photoed tonight. Whew that's allot! So my lovelies, until I post again. (hopefully sooner than later)

Monday, August 10

Bean Flowers

Are you there blog? It's me Stickchicky....I'm alive, I swear.
I just discovered a new setting on my camera, and had a little fun playing in the garden this morning...I present Bean Flowers and Watermelon babies. I've alsobeen spinning. There is 560 yards of Sanguine Gryphon Handpainted Merino Silk 4oz, in the More Curvaceous Colorway. I am thrilled with how this turned out
It's been a beautiful (but hot and humid) day, and since it's one of the few we've had this summer, I'm off to run around outside!

Tuesday, January 13

Addiction



Have you tried Box Bags yet??







Saturday, December 20

Sappy post ahead

I had a deep moment at Walmart of all places today. I was waiting in a line up that I thought would never end, and as I usually do, I was people watching. There was a couple in front of me with a cart full of toilet paper and new pillows gazing at each other lovingly...just happy to be in each other's company. It occurred to me that they had been married for quite some time. They spoke with their eyes and soft gestures to one another. Each knew what the other had to say without speaking. This tall, well dressed gentleman looked at one of the shelves at the cash and noticed the display of chocolate was all in disarray, and started to "face"the shelves, making each little box of chocolate look perfect, stacking them up neatly and dispensing of the empty display boxes so that shoppers didn't have to wade through the mess. Perhaps he was bored, but to me this touched my heart and I'm not sure why it affected me so much. His wife looked at him lovingly and he put his hand on her back and gently rubbed her shoulders. I felt tears welling up when I saw this. I wanted to tap this woman on the shoulder and tell her how very lucky she was to be married to such a man, although I'm sure she already knew this by the look on her face. Such a simple gesture, I thought, and it was quite obvious he has probably never worked at job such as Walmart in his life, but he felt the need to "help out" 30 seconds of his time to arrange that shelf, but probably saved a poor kid from having to wade through the hordes of people that night, to tidy it up at his boss' request. This to me is the spirit of the holidays. Random selfless acts, no matter how small, that add up to make this world a better place.
This man inspired me to want to be a better person. Walk through life and make things better, no matter how small a gesture.