Sunday, January 31, 2010

rising meadown farm handspun

About a year ago, my friend Pam bought me some luxurious 100% Corriedale yarn from Rising Meadow Farm in Liberty, NC. I finally got around to winding it up and knitting it into something. Since I only used 1 skein and have 1 left, I plan to make some matching mittens and a hat at some point. This pattern, from the Yarn Harlot, is super simple and fun to make. Hmmm... Maybe I can convert the pattern into the round and use it for a hat...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

52 books, 52 weeks

As you'll recall I tried the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge last year and unfortunately didn't make it all of the way though. This year I'm determined to meet the 52 books target!
So here goes with January reads and goals (both pleasure and work reading):

100 Years of Solitude (80%) 3 out of 5 stars
Designing Interfaces (100%) 3 out of 5 stars
The Sweet Hearafter (90%) 4.5 out of 5 stars
Designing Web Navigation: Optimizing the User Experience (90%) 4 out of 5 stars
The Lovely Bones (haven't started it yet)

Sunday, January 03, 2010

new socks, new year

The hubby's yearly socks are done!

Yarn: Mission Falls Superwash Merino
Needles: Size 3
Size: Size 12 foot!
Started: December 29th
Finished: January 1

Friday, January 01, 2010

welcome 2010

Dear 2009, I was so glad to see you go. The past year was tough on so many levels. I know some others are feeling the same way. Last night I raised a toast to 2010 and to the new decade! May everyone I know have a better year and may all of your knitting dreams come true :)

Typically I don't make resolutions,, but decided that this year I'm going to really try and use up all of my stash before buying anything new. The stash has grown so much that I can't even remember what I have anymore - ridiculous. Of course this resolution didn't apply during the past week when the hubby and I traveled to my favorite yarn store in the Outer Banks, Knitting Addiction.

What a great store! We typically go there to buy the hubby some sock yarn (I'm partial to using Mission Falls DK Superwash for socks - so soft and snuggly). This time around the owner had a bunch of Lamb's pride on sale for 30% off! How could I resist? The New Year's resolution starts on New Year's day n'est pas?

Armed with my Mission Falls and Lamb's Pride, I'm off to knit the hubby some new socks and me a new sweater. I'm also getting ready to enjoy the last 2 days of our annual Outer Banks vacation. Again, welcome 2010 and happy new year to all of you readers out there. May you have a good one!