Something New and Something Blue

Sorry it's been so long since I posted. I've been busy. Work has been a crazy thing, with nearly 14 hours of audio sitting in my queue. As well, I've had little to no time to do anything for just me. However, I have managed to knit a bit on the Stor Rund Dug, and lovely large doily pattern from Denmark. Of course, it doesn't look like much now, but it will when it's blocked.

There's still a ways to go on it, and I can't wait to finish it. I'm probably going to use my green silk laceweight that I spun up to make a larger shawl version. It's so pretty!

Speaking of spinning, I've been dabbling:

It's 100% Merino, and I bought the fiber at Make 1, of course. Speaking of which, have you seen their new online store?

I've really been feeling the two ply lately, and the last fibre friday on Craftster added to the love. Anyway, I have eight ounces of this spun up, and at about 110 yds per ounce, I have a nearly 900 yards of this fingering weight yarn. I think I'm going to turn it into a sweater for moi.

Hope you all are well!


My Love List

Stolen from The Natural Bardo, here is my love list:

  • My daughter, obviously.
  • The smell of my grandparents' house
  • My family (fuzzy ones included)
  • Brick houses in Denmark
  • Yarn, obviously.
  • Fabric in general, not necessarily doing anything with it.
  • Fresh sheets
  • Robbie's eyes.
  • Vintage homemaker book sets
  • Baby dolls
  • A sun-warmed car interior
  • White kitchens
  • Scrubbed pine tables
  • Harvest
  • Cinnamon
  • A clean house
  • Cupcakes
  • Nintendo
  • Proper grammar
  • PJ pants
  • Fun buttons
  • Foreign coins
  • Candy sticks
  • Heritage Park
  • Baskets
  • Squishy sock yarn
  • A new notebook
  • Saris.
  • The smell of an old book
  • Libraries
  • Hans Christian Andersen
  • Danish
  • Newfoundland icebergs
  • Salt and vinegar chips
  • Antiques Roadshow
  • My spinning wheel, Merle
  • Dancing with my dad.

There's much, MUCH more, of course, but these are definitely the top of the list.




I found my new favorite blog, I think.


Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit. I didn't know you could blog about cupcakes, but wow, does this woman do it in style. I'm going to try this recipe, I think.

Walnut Cupcakes topped with White Rose chocolate mousse and Baclava!!!!!!!!

Happy VD!

And I don't meant the disease!

It's Valentine's Day, a day when folks buy too much chocolate, eat too much chocolate, and then maybe, just maybe, have a loved one say that they care. My mom used to buy us our V-Day stuff. Rather sad, really, now that I think about it.

Robbie and I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day, per se. It's a holiday rather like X-mas now. People just buy, buy, buy, and it's so commercialized! I'd rather have a snowy night with a sweet family than all the chocolate in the world.

Now, yarn on the other hand...

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!


Warm is for Winter

Yet another object off the needles. This one is a gift for my cousin's wife, who is having her first baby in March. I know what it's like to be 34 weeks pregnant, going between hot and cold flashes all day, uncomfortable, grumpy, hormonal, glowing and yet ready to rip anybody's head off. Patiently (hah!) awaiting the birth of your first child is quite the journey, and there's nothing like having people show they care. As such, here's a lovely pixie scarf just for her!

100% wool. I love the colorway of this sucker.

The button is probably what makes this scarf so nice. It's a beautiful clay one that I got at Make 1 when I attended the Charity Knit Night. I crocheted a baby hat for the occasion, and a wonderful time was had by all!

In other news, bronchitis has finally left the building after keeping me severely under the weather for several days. I'm almost *almost* excited to start pushing out my usual full-capacity minutes this week. I have 11 hours in the queue, and I can't wait to get it all done.


Another off the Needles

Finished one of my many projects that has been on the needles for a while now.

I give you "Fancy Free," a vintage knit from an old Beehive booklet, published in 1983. I don't know if that technically makes it "vintage," but it's older than me, so I'm going to say yes.

I rather enjoyed the knit, even though I didn't touch it for several months. It's knit in Blue Sky Alpacas, 100% baby alpaca, which is now, unfortunately, discontinued. I rather liked the yarn, and I'm glad I got some before they stopped making it. So soft, so pretty, and so warm. Elodie found it this morning and said, "Elodie's sweater. Pretty. Mommy make it."

I'll get some action shots soon of Elodie wearing it, but until then, these nightime pictures will have to do.

I've been really sick, otherwise, and am getting over bronchitis. Robbie rather enjoyed it when I lost my voice, but now I'm slowly getting better. Work has picked up, and I'm dealing with the acceptitis, which I find is really prevolent when I work for myself. I need to make sure I'm making enough money, so I keep saying yes to things, even when I maybe shouldn't.

Oh, well.

Tomorrow is the charity knit night at Make 1, and I'm very excited. I have my needles and yarn all ready to go!!!


Me Sing For Fun.

Hey! One of our guitar players in the band I'm in (Northern Disorder) posted a video on YouTube of my singing a cover of Sweet Child of Mine. Do check it. Picture sucks, but at least you can hear it. :)