Sunday, May 29, 2011


My new baby!

Fantasia come true

My wonderful husband is spending a good part of his afternoon staining my new Kromski Fantasia today! The wheel itself is the hardest part since it's made from uber space technologic particle board *type* of wood... aka MDF. In any case, it's turning out gorgeously! Here are a few pics in progress...

Saturday, May 28, 2011

meet Idaea tacturata

Molly was following a moth around our front yard yesterday evening. I was lucky enough that by the time I finished futzing around with my yard work, I could get a good look at him too.

 Idaea tacturata aka the Dotted-line Wave Moth

Friday, May 27, 2011

{love} comes from big brown trucks!

Coming home this afternoon, I was greeted by a nice surprise! Just ordered on the 25th, my Kromski Fantasia arrived today, only 2 days later!

Out of the box. Unfinished and ready for staining. My hub and I are going to hunt for just the right color stain for my new bebe. I think he's looking forward to finishing it and then putting it together for me. I can only wish I was as mechanically inclined as him!. Oh well, I can spin and he can't :p LOL

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

NHL playoff season!

My San Jose Sharks are getting stomped on currently but, in the spirit of the playoffs, I couldn't resist knitting up a "playoff beard"!


Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Printing of Ysolda Teague's long awaited book "Little Red In The City" is underway!

See the post from her blog HERE

Saturday, May 14, 2011

fan girl @ Stitch-n-Pitch

Last night a whole slew of knitters attended Stitch-n-Pitch for the Washington Nationals vs Florida Marlins game. Part of the fun was being able to oogle yarns and supplies in a convention room set up for the event. Compared to last year, last night's event was light years better!

(pics to come!)

One of the highlights was knit designer Ann Weaver being in attendance! She was uber nice *and* she wore one of the most coveted sweaters out there... Oranje.

Like I said.... more pics to come!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Too much fun!

Last weekend was the annual Maryland Sheep and Wool gathering, and for the 2nd year in a row, I was lucky enough to go!

On the way to the gates

Some buttons I liked :)

The Corgi has lost it's Queen!

A gorgeous lace shawl. The maker improvised the design!

Wool and lace from Wales

This is what $450 lace knitting looks like

on the way into the main barn


Spinning at Pluckyfluff. Spinning on Majacrafts was much fun!

...and more sheep!

My booty!

just sayin'

Get your own knuckles at the knuckle tattoo gun.

Friday, May 6, 2011

the sweater that wouldn't die

It wont die because it's a zooommbiiee!

I love torturing my husband, and coercing him into wearing my WIPs so I can see how they are coming along. I have actually started the first sleeve on my Tea Leaves Cardi, but I've had to take a break due to an injury to my left arm. Drugs help but then, I don't feel much like knitting.

Oh yeah, the things he puts up with ...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

WIP, or "what was I thinking?"

Yes, that's Crack Silk Haze held together with Socks That Rock Laci ST-2. I hope my idea for a yummy camisole works. It certainly looks gorgeous in my head.