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Monday, August 20, 2007

Show and Tell

I received some goodies a little while back from the girls at One Planet that I realized I never shared. Since the blog content has been a little "secret knitting dull" lately, here's some yarny goodness to hopefully hold you over.

Yarn Botanika Radiance
Yarn Botanika Radiance in "Beach" for my own "Sunshine Tank"

Be Sweet Bamboo
Be Sweet Bamboo

Artesano Yarns book & Yarn
Artesano Inca Mist book and yarn

There are so many cute patterns in the Artesano book I want to knit now, but they will have to wait! I'm loving the 2 yarns Lis sent along too. One is 100% Alpaca and the other is 100% Baby Alpaca. Both are DK weight so switching yarn for each pattern is a snap.

Secret knitting is coming along well. Just finished up my second and final project for Pure Knits and cast on for my next cashmere design. I'm just knitting along and dying to get started on my Slip Stitch Jacket!

Monday Yarn

What could be better to brighten up a dreary Monday than yarn? Not much.

Last week, I fell in love with Teva Durham's new pattern book from Tahki Stacy Charles. It just so happened that I had a gift certifcate from kpixie left over from Christmas too. Christmas? Yes, Christmas. Keep in mind, I haven't been doing much "me" knitting lately!

So my package arrived today (with an autographed copy of the pattern book, none the less). I ordered a kit for the Slip Stitch Jacket, it's rated "experienced". That makes me so happy, you have no idea! Now if I could just get these secret projects out of the way, I could start! If deadlines make for some purposeful knitting, adding a project that is actually for me is like dangling a tasty carrot at the finish line.

I am also dying to make the Rib Leaf Cardigan, but one at a time, one at a time.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Stitch n' Pitch at Shea


Last night I met up with the Spiders for a night of knitting and baseball at Shea Stadium. It was so hot, but the night was still enjoyable - and the Mets won! I heard that there were about 800 knitters there. That's pretty impressive.

spiders at Stitch n' Pitch 8/8/07
A long line of spiders, you can't even see them all!

Even though there were 800 knitters there and 2 of my fellow LIC knit girls bought their tickets weeks after me, we had luck on our side last night. Dana and Colette just happened to be sitting in the row directly behind us. What are the chances of that?

Colette and Dana

Have to admit I'm not much of a baseball fan, in fact, this was the first game I have ever been to. I'm just more of a hockey kinda girl. With that said, it was much more interesting than watching it on TV and if I did have a free night, I would probably consider going again. Maybe even before a Stitch n' Pitch 08? We'll see!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Anyone Seen the New Rowan?

My coworkers just got back from a shopping trip in England and they brought me back a present from Liberty, the new Rowan 42. If you've shied away from the last few issues because the designs and/or photo styling was a bit weird, those days seem to be gone!

I was so pleased to see a return to the old days with beautiful sweaters! I wish I didn't have so many deadlines, I would cast on right away! Just when I thought I had kicked my Rowan addiction........off to Ravelry to put them all in my queue! Maybe it's time to renew the subscription too........hmmm.

Updated to add link for a peek!

Secret knitting is going well. At the moment I'm working on a project for Yahaira (Pure Knits 2nd book). I had 2 projects picked up (yay!) and the first one is off the needles and in the publishers hand already. I think the release date isn't until 2009 though, so it will be awhile before you can take a peek. Sorry!