Thursday, November 30, 2006

Thanks Piper!!

My sp9 pal, Piper, just totally spoiled me! Thank you, Piper!! Let me describe it all to you - there is the beautiful purple box that it arrived in - I am a sucker for good packaging! Lotsa yummy chocolate (must start running again when all the snow melts), an organic lavender bath set - yummy - with lavender bath fizz and lavender foot soak ( working retail during the holidays, that will come in handy), a vanilla candle, a pedicure set (everything is better when your toes are done), a cute journal and Yarn Porn -- this beautiful brown yarn from Fearless Fibers, now I am going to have to knit socks!! There was also a postcard from Portland, which is either where she live (postmark too smudged to read) or where she would like me to think that she does . . .
Piper, thanks again!!

a whole lotta kniting going on!

So welcome to my new beta blog -- take some time, look around, get comfortable. It is sad to leave DenverKnits behind, but this will be better -- or so they tell me :)

So there has been a bunch of knitting, a bunch of which is not even here, oops! The top is my ultimate indulgence, a black cashmere hat, whahoo!! It is cold here, I don't have a black hand knit hat - got this yarn on sale a while ago -- so what am I waiting for. Hopefully it will be done so I can wear it tree hunting on Sunday. Its a new pattern, so we'll see . . .

Then there is my snow bunny hat - actually I took my favorite ribbed hat and moved the marker every round instead of every third. I actually like this hat, and its a great weight, but its the holidays and its spoken for . . .

Finally there is my mom's knuck - soon there will be two and it will be knucks. It is lorna's laces sportweight creme with suss gold lame mixed. It really isn't as hideous as I thought it would be, but that lame yarn is not soft. That's my mom for you -- everything has to be sparkly. I will admit they are growing on me -- oh dear, I may need a vacation!

Hey, if you can spare a little good energy, please send it to Rachel!

Hope you enjoyed the first solo post from the now single solo blogger -- Sunneshine. Have a great week!!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

Happy Birthday Bill!
Sending you lots of love, happy birthday wishes and many more fun filled Bill Meyer Days!

Friday, November 24, 2006

the flowers of thanksgiving

These are my wonderful flowers for Thanksgiving!! They were so beautiful that I had to share them! My friend David at More Flowers put them together. Thank you, David -- send him a little good energy. These were the only photos that I took on Thanksgiving, but suffice it to say, it was a nice day filled with friends, food and so many reasons to give thanks!

Monday, November 20, 2006

holiday help, please . . .

Okay, I am looking for a little help! I was going to knit the twisted rib hat for all my employees this year, in addition to their bonus. It is the pink/orange and blue hats in the photo. Now I am starting to second guess myself. I have enough Blue Sky Alpaca to knit each one a hat - twisted rib or otherwise. So here are the two options
1. each one gets a twisted rib hat in a different color
2. there are two or three hat pattern all hats knit in different colors

Thanks for your opinions!

These are what I have been doing . . .

It is getting to that holiday prezzie time of the year and I have now finished my one big holiday gift! It is the Ombre Blanket from Last Minute Knitted Gifts -- all though this is not one that I would recommend leaving for the last minute!
I do love it, I hope that Lou really loves it! It certainly will keep her warm on those cold nebraska nights!

Here are Bill's gloves that now have cool embroidery on them - I really like them, so I am posting them everywhere :)

Finally we have the first pair of completely finished holiday knucks. There are a few more to come - the next pair that I have to start are creme with sparkly gold yarn - kinda dreading that . . . But as long as they are worn and appreciated, I suppose its not up to me . . .

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The land of the hat!!

So we went to Virginia this weekend to visit with Jules, James and the girls (photos from that on DenverKnits) and it was a hat knitting fest! I got 5 done and Bill's knucks embroidered. I am really loving making the twisted ribbed hats, but I think that not everyone probably wants one of those for christmas, so I downloaded some hat patterns this morning, to mix it up with some cabled hats or something . . . I am now done with 3 of my 7 must-do christmas gifts, so it looks like I may have time to make more. There are two more that are SOOOO close, they will definately be posted by the end of the week. And I am thinking of changing some of the knucks to fetching, just to give me a little change in patterns . . . we shall see . . .right now it is just the land of the hat . . .

tagged by whippy

Now that I know that Whippy Gingersnaps is actually Vera (Sunshyne) - don't those PRGE girls have a sense of humor!! I was looking through her blog and saw this little tidbit - sounded kinda fun so here is goes . . .

Here are the rules: List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre. Whether or not they have words or even if they aren't any good but they must be songs you’re really enjoying right now! Post these instructions in your blog along with with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.

1. I miss you - blink182
2. Hockey Skates - kathleen edwards
3. When We Were Young - the killers
4. He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones
5. Over My Head (Cable Car) - the fray
6. Avalanche - ryan adams
7. Sweater Song - weezer

Now Tag - You're IT!

Monday, November 13, 2006

for the boys. . .

Yesterday, I received two calls about this guy who was featured on ESPN SportsCenter for his crocheting! (Actually, they kinda mix knitting and crocheting, but its a start) I thought the video was fun to watch, so I am putting the link on my blog here! It is fun who else is knitting unconventially. So Zeepo and Knitxcore, this one is for you!

(you do have to look on the right hand of the screen about 3/4 of the way down for the video story, but it is worth the watch! - can't get this to link, but that is the correct web address, so you will have to cut and paste, sorry!)

Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

hats and knucks

Soooo, there hasn't been much posting on this blog lately. As I start to have more time, I will start really switching over. Of course, now that I have really figured out blogger - its time to switch to blogger beta, figures!

This year there are going to be lots of knitted gifts! I have concentrating mostly on hats and knucks with a scarf or two on reserve. These two hats are actually my errand running projects for the last two weeks. Obviously, I am spending too much time at the bank, post office and grocery store. They are both Lornas Laces shepards worsted - black purl and camoflage. These I will sell in my store, so they did not get posted on my other blog, since I lie and tell people that I do not make the hats! This is still the kinda secret blog!

These are the holiday knucks taking shape! The black ones are lorna's laces shepards worsted charcoal. I love how they turned out. I dropped two needle sizes for the cuffs, so the would not be so baggy and it really worked great! The tan are inca alpaca and they have been tough. No give. I made them a size too big accedently - but it turned out to be their saving grace, since they would have been way to small otherwise! No more solid alpaca knucks - not enough give in the yarn, but boy are they soft!! Oh well!

Have a great week!