Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy 2008!

Enough with all the resolutions. I say EAT..... DRINK..........
And be MERRY!
I found this on YouTube. Enjoy.

(And because this is a knitting blog) ' Stulpen Specials' knit from the rest of my STR skein in Chapman Springs. I managed a pair of Dashings & a pair of Stulpen's from the single skein. Not too shabby, eh???

Now I'm off to ring in the new year with my latest squeeze. He's a little on the hairy side, snores a bit, and I believe is also responsible for eating all my chocolates - but I love him dearly. My wonderful, wonderful pal Stephanie knit this fella for me. Stephanie was overly generous with her package (check out the goods) and I'm not complaining one bit! Thank you so very much Stephanie for your creative and thoughtful gifts. I'm so glad we've become friends and if I ever make it up your way, we will have to have a blogger meet-up and share a hot toddy or two! Thanks again for being such a fantastic pal and for creating my little gnome. ;) (p.s. Mr. Gnome sends his love! xxx)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Giving is waaaaay over-rated

I pretty much want to keep everything I'm knitting at the moment. Which, for obvious reasons is impractical, selfish and not all keeping in the spirit of the holiday season.
That said, I will be gifting this neck warmer/scarfette to Samantha for Christmas. And after this photo/blog session it will be wrapped and set under the tree. (otherwise I am not responsible for my actions and it does look really cute with my peacoat..ahem...Wrapping present NOW!)
Who knew Joann's sold such funky little buttons???? Knit w/Bernat "Max" on size 15 needles. Knit 3 rows garter. Knit 3 rows stocking net. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Use entire skein and try not to keep for yourself

I'm thinking if "Unoriginal" from Yarn Harlot and "Meat Head" from Larissa Brown got together and produced offspring......................................................... They'd end up with something like this. I introduce to you. Son of An Unoriginal Meathead!
Son of An Unoriginal Meathead can be enjoyed by the young and old alike.
Son was supposed to be gifted at Christmas to a friend. My Grinchy heart got the best of me.


I mean Ours.

(ours, ours, ours!!!!!!)

Knit w/Lionbrand Woolease Quick & Thick Chunky in Black. Size 11 circs.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Death of a hard drive

I'm still in Christmitts knitting mode. Which helped in distracting me from the sudden demise of my computers hard drive. Everything......G-O-N-E. I'm in download Hell. It sucks. On a positive note, I received this wonderful package from Natalie of Hapagirl Knits. We were partnered up for the Knitters Coffee Exchange. Natalie is a mighty fine spoiler. Check out the swag (and don't hate me too much for scoring such an awesome Pal)
Notice how everything color coordinates. So cool. Fiber-licious. Fabric-licious. Choco-licious.
Super cute yarn cuter. Cool beans as in coffee beans baby...magnets & stitch markers. And, Yes...MORE chocolate!
Totally rad, retro coffee themed napkins. Biscotti to die for and the coffee....sweet nectar of the Gods. The aroma is heavenly. A big, fat, jumpsuit Elvis Thankyuhverymuch!!! to Natalie for the fantastic package. You're a doll!

Serpentine mitts w/single skein of Koigu KPPPM. (can't remember the color number - freak'in Koigu with the numbers)

Back to the knits/mitts. (at least I've got coffee and chocolate to fuel the fire)