Sunday, April 23, 2006

honeymoon cami and orangina progress

here are a couple quick pics of what I've been up to:

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

so very distracted

I am casting on for projects WAY faster than I am knitting! I am sooo loving summer tops! Bought the Orangina pattern today from Glampyre. I'm sure that you are all familiar:

I ordered the Rowan 4ply Cotton on eBay in the color Ardour. Its a pretty, greyish purple. I like! I thought about subbing a different yarn and after debating all afternoon I said, FUG IT! Its only $35 with shipping from the UK. I am on a budget, but I can't deprive myself!

I'm coming along pretty well on the Honeymoon Cami. I am adding a bunch of extra length cuz I'm long waisted. We'll see!

Monday, April 03, 2006


I received my 2nd SP package this weekend! It was full of stuff to pamper myself with!

heres what I got:

- some yummy chocolate (milk chocolate covered almonds and dark chocolate covered marshmellows PLUS a cute little easter bunny!)

- pedi stuff (pumice, salt scrubs, nail implements & polish!)

- wild honey body wash and lotion!

- 2 fizzy bath balls

- 2 facial treatments & a loofah body scrubber

- Neutrogena hand cream!

- A skein of Manos del Uruguay in a pretty chocolately redish brown color

- 2 balls of Lana Grossa Binario

YAY! Thanks again BUNNY!

On another exciting note, I found a new LYS!

I was minding my own business, runnign errands and driving around fabulous LV on Saturday. My eyes were caught by a sign by the road side that said, YARN 40% OFF!

Well of course I had to stop. There I found a nice little yarn shop tucked back in the corner of a plaza that I had never been through. It was packed with knitters shopping and knitting away. I found some super nice varigated cotton ribbon yarn that caught my eye and I snatched it up! I would have loved to buy gobs more, but I am currently on a budget, getting ready for the big move.

Anyway, I cast on for the Honeymoon Cami and am making good progress. (Starsky is on the back burner for now).

I've never really knit with a varigated yarn before and I like it! I had a little pooling in the beginning, but just as I decided that I liked it as a design feature, it worked itself out. Oh well. We shall see!

Saturday, April 01, 2006


I cast on Thursday night and knit while I watched My Name is Earl and The Office, then last night I knit for about three hours after work and now...ta da! A completed sweater...IN ONLY 4 (or close to 4) HOURS!

And best of all, I LIKE IT! Wait til I drop ten pounds...then I'll LOVE it!

Its the Ballet Tee From Loop d loop. I used Cascade Sierra doubled and it only took 3 skeins on #15 needles! I did add three extra increases to add length at the bottom( a total of 12 extra rows).