Friday, February 25, 2011

I {heart} my postal carrier

Today's mail call is courtesy of:

Jesse Janes ... Live from Portland Maine, this store has oodles of pendants made from Scrabble tiles! Yay for up-cycling, and yay again for such unique gift ideas! They are a steal at the individual prices she charges, and it's like highway robbery if you go for a "baker's dozen" type purchase discount.

The tile pendant in the photo below is one I chose for me :) My beloved San Francisco bay area map on a pendant! I also purchased a 2nd pendant that is not shown, for my best friend's birthday, which happens to be today... yep, it's going to be late arriving to her.

And the yarny goodness? Another store - Ewe Spin Me. I was probably her last order before she left for vacation so, there are no items listed on her store today. But, keep this URL handy! You won't be sorry you did!

Ewe Spin Me's self striping yarn will probably remind you of Zauberball, but oh I like this better, me thinks :) Below is Line Dance Worsted 100 Peruvian Highland Wool - the label says it's "approximately 4-ply fingering". Either way I had planned on making me socks with it.

And thank you, Rachel, for the Oolong Tea! You can also find her on Ravelry as EweSpinMe.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Ok, so, now what?

Practical use for a pot rack
This is only an estimate but, I think I ended up with about 60 yards. I wasted some yardage that was over-twisted, and ditched the effort to loosen it up.
Yum! Who says wool is scratchy and unpretty? Hmmf!
Well, I had set out to make me a neck warmer, and that is exactly what this is going to be when it grows up. Now it's just a matter of deciding which pattern! Do I want it to be a nice snug rib pattern? Flat? In-the-round? Suggestions appreciated!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

free Nook book of the day

Honestly, you know exactly why this one caught my attention! LOL I only just downloaded it so, I haven't started it but, I just had to share. My mom brought me up right, ya know.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

{a bit o' spinnin'}

Since I took this photo today, I filled another spindle with what wouldn't fit on the first one. It's been way too long since I made the time to just sit, spin, and finish up what I wanted to for a project. I received this roving from Cosy Makes Falkland Fiber Club - from November 2010, I think it was.

Tomorrow when I have a chance, my new yarn will be wound up on my niddy noddy, given a good soak, and hung to dry. I'll be sure to take pics!