Monday, September 5, 2011

This and That.

Here I am, back again so soon!  I just wanted to share a few things that are making me so incredibly happy lately!

1. All the Coastal Hoodie WIPs! I adore going through and looking at all of the wonderful color combinations.  It is taking all of my self control not to go through and favorite and comment multiple times on everyone's project.  I don't want to scare anyone, but I am stalking and admiring all of your lovely projects. This happened too:

It only stayed at #5 for a few hours, but out of all the patterns and amazingly talented designers on Ravelry, I was in awe.  And...I squeed, loud enough that the dogs ran and hid in the other room.

2. Wooly wool.  I have been working with a lot of superwash and silk blends lately, so I am psyched to have some really rustic, domestically sourced (and spun!) wool back on the needles.  Here is the yarn (no WIP pics yet!):

Erin - Silver Fox

This is Imperial Stock Ranch's Erin hand-dyed by Madelinetosh.  Really lovely stuff with super subtle color variations and wait til you see the stitch definition! I have already separated the sleeves on my prototype sweater in this yarn so I will try to grab some shots soon.

3. Books. I am making myself read more, as knitting and spinning and dyeing and running have taken over every second of free time that I have! So now I am trying to read for at least 45 minutes to an hour everyday.  I am starting with Harry Potter, because I started a few times, but then the movies were coming out and was easier to watch than read >_<  I also got the new MochiMochi book, abso-freaking-lutely ADORABLE!!! Maybe I should make time to make a teeny-tiny everyday, too!


  1. Congrats on making it into the top 5!! That's awesome :) And don't feel bad...I stalk my patterns and the projects knit from them all the time. Every time I see that someone has knit something I designed, it makes my ENTIRE week. Obviously, I need to reevaluate the priorities in my life, lol.

  2. Beautiful wool! I spotted Coastal in the top patterns too - congrats :) You work so hard!

  3. Thanks so much, ladies!

    I try Hannah...but so often it comes in spurts ;)