Friday, May 27, 2005

Where's spring?

Not here, that's for sure. It has been crappy pretty much the entire month of May. So depressing! At least it's a 3 day weekend (four for me, I took Tuesday off too). I plan on doing nothing but relaxing, knitting, and watching movies. I may go to the Museum of Fine Arts on Monday since it's free admission all day and a new exhibit opens that I really want to see: the Quilts of Gee's Bend. I'm really excited about it and hope to check it out. I may do a museum, nice lunch, stroll around town day if it's nice (yeah right) out. Oh Boston, you're killing me with this weather!

Friday, May 20, 2005

Things I like - Random list

  • White Chocolate peanut butter yum!
  • Mini sharpies
  • Making S'mores in the toaster oven - not the same as campfire smores but still tasty.
  • Amy Butler fabrics and patterns - I lost an eBay auction today for some fabric and am still angry - damn you last-minute bidders!
  • A good salad. I'm a picky eater and not too crazy about most vegetables but once in a while I'll have a really good salad and have hope that I'll start eating them more often. I had a great salad at Legal Sea Foods - I never go there but someone took me there for lunch recently. Maybe the key is salad with grilled shrimp= good.
  • Lists
  • Fridays

I'm looking forward to this book: Sarah Dallas Knitting - I love it when new knitting books come out!

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Oh my!

So I received my Knitpicks order yesterday and I have to say that the new yarns are amazing. I haven't purchased any before, just knit up some swatches from samples that were in the last catalog. Wow! The sock landscape is so soft and the color is great. I was going to knit up a scarf or shawl but it may have to become socks after all. My BF who has no interest in any of my yarn ever, picked it up and pretty much claimed it as his. I think I'll have to get some more soon. Plus the price? I can't wait for more yarn lines to come out, Knitpicks is being so smart with this. I like the other yarns I got - Merino style and Elegance but I haven't had a chance to swatch those yet. I was too busy fondling the sock landscape. Yum!

PS: Way to go WB, have the season finale of Gilmore Girls go over by 1 minute to 9:01 and have my Tivo cut off the end. You suck!

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Can't. Stop. Shopping.

In the last three days I have purchased:

I am about to continue this craziness by placing a small order at Knit Happens. What's gotten into me? I NEVER go on yarn binges like this. I think it must be the thrill of recently finishing not one but two sweaters last week. I've finished Eloise and Hail and hope to have photos up soon. They both look pretty good I think. Hail is just too heavy and will have to be put away until at least December but Eloise is perfect for this weather. I still need to sew up Bless, we'll see how long it'll take me to do that.

Through Jannette's ebay site, she gave a hint that Rowan Cork is discontinued - I may have to stock up on that, it's so cozy and squishy. Somebody stop me with the shopping already! Oh, my poor credit card!