Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Thank You Jenny!!!

My last SP9 box came in yesterday, and it was bitter-sweet! As always my pal (who I now know is http://www.tuabella.blogspot.com/) sent positivly lovely things, but it was a little sad to see the end of such a great round of SP! I was truly blessed this round!
So to Jenny I say Thanks for being my best ever secret pal!!!!
And just look at the goodies she sent me!

An awesome box full of baby patterns, 3 skeins of alpaca yarn in yummie oranges, note cards, orange-ginger lotion, coconut shower gel (my fav!), and the cutest lil hat and bootie set! I mean seriously, isn't it just the cutest?!? And just this last weekend I made room in the dresser for lil beeb things! Perfect! Although, I am still having a hard time wrapping my head around the idea of another wee one being around here very soon!

Thanks again Jenny, you're great!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


I did it!!! I knit socks!!!

Thank you again secret pal for the lovely book and supplies! These are my attempt at the 'class sock' from the Sensational Knitted Socks book, on two size 1 circs, in peaches and cream cotton (had some sitting around, so I thought I would practice with it)!!
I did notice that my gage was different for the second sock, but I don't know why. The second sock is a tad tighter and smaller than the first, but at this point I don't really care! I'm just jazzed that I (lil miss can't-walk-and-chew-gum) was able to knit a pair of socks! WOO HOO!!!
And as an added bonus, I think they will fit the new baby by next winter!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


I finally knit something for the baby!

I must be a bad mommy or something....I'm nearly 27 weeks pregnant and have only knit one lil thing for my baby. And it isn't even a big knit, it's a lil hat that took me all of two evenings!

This lil hat is knit with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino superchunky, that was gifted to me by dear Heatherly [she is one of the wonderful people in my life who can embrace my deep love of all things orange, instead of giving me a 'are-you-kidding-me' look]! I didn't have a pattern, just whipped it up off the top of my head. I hope it fits our lil beeb (who is still nameless btw, 'cause his mommy and daddy can't agree on anything...ugh!!!)!

And speaking of the beeb, here he is:

Technology is so cool sometimes!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


The camel is finished!!!

So last August Heather and I went to Sacramento and took a spinning class, ya know, the kind with drop spindles, not bicycles! It was really fun. And of course we had to do a little stash enhancement afterwards. During our shopping, I came across an ounce of baby camel top (the softest fiber to grace my hands, btw!!!). Now if any of you know my brother Duane, you know that this is a big deal, and I had no choice but to buy the camel down and spin it into my first completed hank of yarn: The lonely little 1oz. of fiber spun out to be 18ish yards of bulky weight camel yarn!

And of course, if you know Duane you'd know that I had no choice in the matter of what this lovely (cashmere soft) camel yarn needed to be knit into: That's right! A camel finger puppet! I was pretty pleased with how everything turned out! The yarn had a lot of thick and thin sections, but over all not bad for my first attempt. And the little camel was such a fun little knit! It only took me an hour to knit it up; as opposed to the several evenings it took me to "master" the spinning of camel fiber! But I think the most exciting part of finishing this lil camel was the fact that now all my Christmas knitting is done! HOORAY!!! Now I am off to finish some birthday knitting and start my first pair of socks! :)

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