Saturday, November 26, 2011

Stash Enhancement

I've found video podcasts ! ! 
There are a number of video blogs, vlog, vidcasts ! ! ! 
No matter what you call e'm.
They're great ! ! 

What better way to show of knitting and the like
than with video ???

One of my favs is

Heather is a knitter, dyer, independent business owner
who can be found on Raverly

One of my recent Stash Acquisitions is described, thus;
Tree Trunk Brown,
Conifer Green,
Big Bad Wolf Silver
with pops of Riding Hood Red ! ! ! 

Here it is

This is Heather's
Sugar Maple Yarn Base 
80% Superwash, 20% Nylon

Here is the skein opened so that you can view the dye sequence.

Views of either side of yarn cakes.

Thought you might like to see how this particular dye scheme knits up.
Toe-up, stockinette, afterthought heel, 2x-ribbed cuff
sox for Hubby.

Heather updates her shop periodically with her wonderful yarns.
Hey, spinners ! ! !  her fibers are beautiful, also.
She notifies us of her shop updates
via her vidcast.

If you interest has been tempted
why not check out her shop,
her video blog
and her shop.
Links to each are sprinkled throughout this post.
Check out her shop

Now for more Turkey  

gobble, gobble

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

This Afternoon

This is what we did this afternoon

Hubby and I made a quick stop
B.K Bakery
on Missouri Blvd.

We had a cup of Highland Grog Coffee 


Truffle Cheesecake
for me.

Pumpkin Cheesecake
for Hubby.

Happy Thanksgiving ! ! ! ! 


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Friday, November 18, 2011

WINNER, WINNER ! ! ! ! !

Evelyn's name was randomly 
picked as the winner of my

Hubby and I got her pkg of yarn in the mail yesterday and Evelyn should receive it soon.

Why not jump over to her blog
to check out her latest post of her
completed Evelyn Cowl
- - -
tell her I sent you.

♥  ♥    ♥

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fiesta - Baby Boom

Have you ever used this yarn
Baby Boom
100% Extrafine Super Wash Merino
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi)
Guage 28 sts x 32 rws = 4"  using #4 needles

I've knit a pair of sox for Hubby
[using size #1 needle]
and they turned out great.
Wash them in the washer
and then lay them out to dry.
They're none the worse for wear.

This is what I have left -
I caked it and began knitting me a pair of sox.


No can do.
My fingers refused to use this yarn ! ! ! ! 
Oh, I tried, believe me, I tried.
But no can do.

So . . . .
lucky for you.
If you want to give this yarn a try,
just leave a Comment letting me know.
No-reply-bloggers leave your email address in your Comment, please.
No International mailing, sorry.

If there are more than one of you
Hubby will be my Random Name Generator.

Let's make the Deadline, hmmm .  .  .  .
We'll draw a name the morning of Wednesday the 16th
and send you an email to let you know.
Comments are now closed.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Multnomah & Fibernymph Dye Works

Hubby and I stepped out into the drizzle
to shoot a couple of pics
so I could show off my finished

Loverly ! ! ! ! 

Don't ya love these colors????
My fingers were so happy to knit with this yarn.
Lisa [click here for her blog/video podcasts]
[click here for her shop, gotta be quick when she updates 
- so great the demand :*)  ]

She has the most luscious yarn and colors.

Hot Cherry Pink

This shawl will be gettin' a whole lotta use,
don't cha know. 

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A Taste of Autumn 

Last several days
has provided us with 3+" of much needed rain.

Still need one or two passes over the yard to
mulch up all those Oak and Sycamore leaves.

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Can't you just imagine - - - -
opening these doors to find the
interior painted white,
a daybed at the rear wall
with quilts, and ruffly pillows, and snugly throws,
a table mounded with books and magazines,
or . . . . .
instead of mounded with all that
there would be my NookColor,
and a hot pot of Earl Grey,
a China cup and saucer,
a scented candle or two, or three, or - - - 
oh, not to worry, gals
there's lots and lots of chocolate.

Dream, Gerry, Dream
come, dream along side me ♥ ♥ ♥

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Knitted with Beads

Video podcasts 
have become my most recent pastime.  
It's giving me the opportunity
to watch and learn from these
are blogging using video rather than 
the written word with photos.

Gives us the opportunity to see it ALL ! ! ! 

Love it ! ! ! 
You know what they say,
a picture is worth a thousand words .  .
so true with the case of video podcasts.

Many of these video podcasters 
also spin, using spindles and/or wheels,
there are independent dyers with online shops.
Just ask me how I know.
All are sharing and generous 
with their fleece & fiber love & knowledge.
Look Out! ! !   It just may be catchy.

While watching a new-to-me vidcast/vlog 
I saw 
showing a recent completion -  -
 Lexington Waves Knitted Beaded Necklace
you can see the free  pattern here on Ravelry

You know me, 
never a new pattern/technique/yarn Gerry won't try.

Printed out a Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon
and shopped
for beads.
I did limit my purchase to beads
just for this project!!!!

Using leftover sock yarn 
I made my first knitting-beading project.
 Lexington Waves.

Then .  .  .  .  

Using left over yarn from Multnomah Shawl

-  -  -  -  -  -

my second Lexington Waves Knitted Beaded Necklace

opps, I still have beads leftover.
Oh, oh. .  .

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Speaking of Multnomah
here it is 
just prior to going for a soak and 
a session of blocking. 

Flutterby-sort-a- beauty isn't it ! ! ! 

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Have a wonderful family-filled Sunday.


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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Accomplished ! !

Another finish ! ! ! 
Another les Abeilles ! ! !
Took me seven days from start to finish ! !

This is a shawl rather than shawlette.
It measures 58-inch wing span
23-inch spine.

Now this pattern is going to the back of the pile.
Time for another pattern.

But, first here it is spread tip-to-tip.

Now a new pattern.
It's going to be Multnomah.
Actually, I co the first day of September and bo the 28th of October.
Will post a pic as soon as I get it blocked.
I'm warning ya,
it's gorgeous

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Also, had my haircut this afternoon.


In the meantime, here's our first Blooming Christimas Cactus.

Looks like there are more to come.

Moving this inside after being outside all summer doesn't appear to have stunted it at all.

Now, if I can keep from over-watering seems we'll have blossoms for a number of weeks.

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Today's temp is JUST PERFECT ! ! ! 
Right 'round seventy degrees F.

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