Tuesday, January 09, 2007

2 Week Catch Up!

Could 2 weeks have really gone by without my blogging? Oopsie! I do have photos galore to make up for it though... including some FO's!

First up, the gorgeous sweater Mom-Sue (
Matt's stepmom) made for me from Classic Elite Premiere ~ feast your eyes on this super soft, luxurious baby (just don't drool too much!)...

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Look at the gorgeous split sleeves - love them! Funny thing is, when we went to see The Yarn Harlot at Webs awhile back, Sue had this pattern in hand and was shopping for yarn to make the sweater for her daughter Aimee ... or so I was told (we knitters are a sneaky bunch, aren't we?) and I absolutely adored the pattern! (In case you're wondering Aimee did receive another sweater this year... just not this one...)

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And of course, Sue being a true knitter and all, check out the fancy tag work attached...


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Wanna see another super cool and unique Christmas present (though I admit, this is one you have to see in person to really appreciate it!)...

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"Huh?" you may ask... well its a lovely flattened Menage a Trois White wine bottle... which happens to be my favorite wine (and no, not for the name... get your heads out of the gutter folks!). My good friend Karen (who's yet to start her blog... ah-hum!) knows me well and found this special little item for us (she also sent a bottle of the Menage a Trois Blush blend which I've yet to find out here - both the white and red blends are wonderful so I can't wait to try the blush too!). We both absolutely love it and will find a special place for it to hang. Speaking of wine, we also got a wonderful wine fridge this year which means I can keep my wine stash growing as well as my yarn stash!

And despite (or maybe because of?) all the wine drinking, I have a finished object! Yup, I finished my
Smocked Gauntlets in the lovely Sereknity Rock Lobster colorway...

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You like? Speaking of Sereknity and the wonderful
Heather, please hop on over to her blog and get involved in her Call To Arms and support her little brother Jay and our soldiers!

I have a few new projects on the needles.... including
Sugar On Snow from the Fall '06 Knitty...


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I'm loving this super simple "baby cable" pattern and the Knit Picks yarn is a charm to work with!

Also on the needles is this cashmere-blend scarf worked in a twin rib pattern... its from the unfinished Christmas knitting... probably to become a birthday gift.

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Last week at Knitting Guild Joanne introduced this beautiful 100% wool yarn "Poems" from Wisdome Yarns... look at this ... compares to Noro, yet only $6 a skein!

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Love the gorgeous colorway (which I think will look great with a pair of jeans!) and I've cast on a capelet with it. Also pictured there with a skein are my new Sereknity Sheep needles - love them!

Ready for some more cuteness? Look at my new mini stitch markers from
Wee Ones!

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There's a set of 4 pug doggies and the cutest little cow. The box they're in is a small jewelry size one ... to give you an idea of the size of the markers. They are perfect for DPN's and other small needles/projects. And guess what? She does custom orders! And you know what that means... lookie here at what is on the way in the mail to me now...

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YES - that's my Zeus, Teutul and Lola! I can't wait to get them! If you need some cute little critter stitch markers, check her out!

And to beat the winter blues... here's a little burst of color for your eyes!

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Some beautiful flowers courtesy of my honey... though I asked him nicely to not get the flowers with glitter on them next time. Do you know what happens to glitter that comes in the house on anything? It ends up on everything! I'm not sure how... but it does!

And for those of your out-of-towners, we're in the midst of the weirdest New England winter ever... days that have been 60 degrees in the past couple weeks! Crazy... just look at all the lovely bluejays out at our birdfeeders last weekend...

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I'm not complaining... it keeps the electric bill down, that's for sure (yes, we're a dreaded NH home with electric heat...).

That's all for now... can't wait for Knitting night tomorrow!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

YUM... to all of it!!! OMG what a great post! Love the pictures of well... EVERYTHING!!!

YogaGardenGirl said...

Awesome!!! You are so lucky to have such a nice mother-in-law...that sweater is amazing!!! I've knit with that yarn before and it's fantastic...flowers...beautiful...mitts...awesome...and everthing else...wow! I'm not much of a doggie person, but I just WUV those doggie stitch markers!

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