Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring surprise

So happy spring is here - and even more excited because we (or rather my husband) had a photo make it onto the cover of the March/April issue of Sierra magazine! Sounds like spring is finally on it's grand tour around the country - so I hope everyone has fantastic weather this weekend to go out and welcome in the First day of Spring in good fashion :) As for me, I've been eyeballing the wildflowers, trying to gauge when the best blooms will be out for a hike further afield.

There is knitting going on, it's just it doesn't look like much in its current state :) and I've been pondering new stay tuned!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Much Better

There is now a much better photo of that cabled cardigan over on the finished objects blog :) The buttons aren't quite affixed yet - but my designated criteria for completed was to have all knitting completed - I have a hard time pre-selecting buttons and prefer to drag any finished object into the yarn store to compare how different buttons look on the finished item. I plan on sewing the buttons by the weekend...hopefully the weather will stay cool so it can be worn before being packed away for the hot season!

Friday, March 05, 2010

Oh halp!

I'm becoming more and more attracted to these rich berry hues:
That would be Malabrigo Silky Merino - a lovely, shiny dk wt yarn....of all the yarn that has recently arrived, I've just been entranced with this colorway. I swear, I must be getting more girly as I get older.

I adore these little cases and stitch markers. How convenient is it that this one matches that stunning yarn so nicely?

If it isn't readily apparent, the shop has some new arrivals....and I'm currently running a Spring Cleaning sale :) head on over for a look!

Thursday, March 04, 2010


So...the closing ceremony happened last Sunday....

...but I've been seriously behind and haven't had the time to write up the full details of my Olympic Knitting....
I am happy to say that I did finish - and before the closing ceremonies too! Though I didn't get quite as much done as I wanted (meaning I was hoping to finish off some other WIPs if there was time once the cardigan was done) :) Full details and photos (though it looks like I'm going to have to retake a whole bunch of them due to poor lighting) over here.