Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Been Feeling Under the Weather

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The boyfriend and I broke up, and things are really up in the air right now. I just haven't been in the mood to blog.

I've been knitting a little bit, working on a pair of Andean Silk Fetchings that I'm making longer than the pattern calls for. I'm dying to cast on a scarf...

I'll try to find the time to actually blog about my yarn crawl from earlier this year.

Just thought I'd update real quick.

Coffee & Cashmere,

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Whoa, What A Trip!

I've been waiting to update my lovely blog until I had fun pictures to show everybody, but I'm just too damn lazy. I have pictures from the trip I took with my mom, but they're still on my camera, and hers. I think I may do a series of post, reviewing the yarn stores I visited and my purchases.

That money my dad gave me? All gone...

But don't worry, I have tons to show for it. Over ten skeins of yarn to show for it in fact! Lots of wool, some alpaca, a skein of corn yarn (yes, corn), and silk!

In addition to all the yarn purchased, I also picked up some great fabric and even more scrapbooking supplies. Pictures and more stories to come.

I have since become addicted to Knit.1 Magazine. I purchased the current issue and a couple back issues while at Purls in Tucson, AZ and then purchased several more back issues while at Village Wools in Alburquerque.

The Alpaca Fetchings are officially finished, and I've even worn them a few times while on my trip. I love them even though they shed and fit kind of funny. The pattern is totally addictive though, and very fast. I can't wait to make myself a second pair, but I plan on making these much longer on both the top and the bottom.

Anybody got any ideas about what I can do with four skeins of Knit Picks Andean Silk? I was going to make another pair of Fetchings with some of it, but I recently learned that silk doesn't hold a cable or ribbing very well... Decisions, decisions, decisions.

I promise to update more another day, with pictures too hopefully.

coffee & cashmere,