Archive | September, 2011


17 Sep

It’s been a while, blogging world! The combination of moving back to college and a bad cold has made blogging difficult. But, I have gotten lots of packages from swapping, and since I’m too fried to come up with a real post, here’s some loot:

Araucania Ranco Multy

Claudia Handpaint Yarns Fingering

Cosmic Fibers Yarn Lyra

Frog Tree Alpaca Sportweight

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light

Malabrigo Sock

Opal something that I'm not exactly sure

Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Weight

Regia Sock DK

The Sanguine Gryphon Sappho I

And some other, non-yarny things, but I am tired and worn out and this is what I remembered to photograph. Real post coming soon, guys. Promise.


sunshine on a cloudy day

7 Sep

I am really, really tired after a long (but mostly fun) day, so I’ll let the pictures do the talking:

Better pictures once it’s blocked, sometime next week, but I loooove it.

Pattern: Daybreak by Stephen West
Time Span: 1 September to 7 September 2011
Materials: Not sure of amounts because my kitchen scale is packed, but Bristol Yarn Gallery Buckingham and Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball
Ravelry link:

A few things

4 Sep

As a follow up to the chocolate-and-M&M covered twinkie, yesterday I had a peanut butter and jelly chocolate cup for breakfast and lunch, plus also dessert tonight.

It’s really, really big. I swear.

Also, it’s been Daybreak O’Clock!

It is so incredibly pretty, I can’t believe it. I am So. Excited. for this shawl that taking a break to blog is a little painful. I’m trying really hard to have it finished in time to wear on Saturday, the day I go back to college, but we’ll have to see. The rows just keep getting longer and longer and loooooonger………………………………O.o

See? Isn’t it beautiful??? Also, I decided to save the Huntington for socks, and I’m using the Bristol Gallery Buckingham I used for my Fishtail Wristers. It’s much softer, not reasonable for socks, and the shade of grey goes better with the Zauberball, PLUS I can knit a medium instead of a small. All in all, an excellent choice.

In other news, the bunnies are getting much love. In fact, they are on my feet at this very moment. I pretty much only take them off when I leave the house because, y’know, why on earth would I take them off?

In further other news, Boy’s stay here has been wonderful! Here’s some evidence of his existence:

Settlers of Catan, spread out all over the table, where it’s been for about twenty-eight hours, and will most likely stay there for another twenty-eight or so.

And lastly, in Internet News, I have found a new knitting blog I’m a little obsessed with! It’s called Good Enough, and it’s smart and funny and knitter-ly and has pretty pictures and also makes me wish I lived in Edinburgh. Y’all should read it!!


p.s. nearly forgot, but the reason I haven’t been posting swap packages is because they’re all being sent to my college address, where I’m not yet. Expect a big Look At All The Fancy Things I Got In The Mail post on Saturday, or maybe Sunday or Monday, depending on just-getting-back-to-college timing.


2 Sep

Yes, that is a chocolate-and-M&M covered Twinkie, and yes, it was my breakfast.

That is all.



Take That, Procrastination! (pt. 2)

1 Sep

I made Susie’s hat! It took about two hours and I have enough yarn left over to make myself one. Best. Project. Ever.

I am really, really happy with this. It’s exactly what I wanted to have happen. I hope it brings a little bit of sunshine into Susie’s cloudy days.

Pattern: Josie by Kim Hargreaves
Time Span: 31 August 2011
Materials: 83.6 yards of Reynolds Lopi (held double)
Ravelry link: