Monday, August 17, 2009

Want Some Free Knit Picks Zephyr Knitting Needles?

Ok, here's a head's up for everyone on a great contest that's going on over at

Knit Picks is letting them giveaway a whole set of the new Zephyr Options knitting needles (retailing at $45)!! These are super cool needles that are made from lightweight acrylic so they're smoother (read quicker) than wood, but not as heavy as metal making those large knitting projects even more enjoyable. Since they're part of the Options line, that means that you get pretty much any size/length circular needle you could wish for in one nice little kit which makes this a great set to take with you on trips. Plus, these needles just look so super cool that you'll automatically earn bonus points from all your knitting buddies. ^_-

Find out more on entering the contest at Things Mom's Like and learn more about the Zephyr Options Interchangeable Knitting Needles as well as all the other wonderful products that Knit Picks has to offer at

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Meet Ted...

I finally finished Ted at knitting tonight by making a rule that I could not work on my spinning until he was complete. I think that he turned out rather cute, don't you? Originally he was being made for one of Tina's boys, but I don't know if I'll be able to give him up. It just makes me happy to see him sitting on the trunk in my living room next to my favorite knitting spot.

On Sunday I fell in love with spinning. Nadiah and I went to a spinning group and were re-introduced to this fun craft. My "yarn" from Sunday sparked an idea for a fun series of projects that I'll fill you in on in the next few weeks as I get more pieces. I will tell you, however, that they are adorable and the second one in the series will be "Spumoni"...

Finally, a cute flower that I found in the grocery store parking lot tonight.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Quickie...

Sorry that I haven't been very active lately, I've been super busy with everything. So, here are the highlights:

This has basically been our summer around here: cold and cloudy. I really don't mind it, though, it's actually been kind of a nice change from our usual summer humidity. (I really really heart this pic, too and am super proud of it.)

Dan surprised me last week with a dozen roses for no reason other than the fact that I love roses. I think that I'll keep him around for awhile longer. ^_^

Pieces of stuffed animals with pins holding them together makes for a semi-morbid look at the status on these projects. (Elephant Panda) I'm super close to being done, just procrastinating on the actual sewing part.

This is a new knitting project: another baby blanket. However, this is for my friend Cathy who is expecting a baby girl in September. It's the Ruffled Blanket from Susan B. Anderson's Itty-Bitty Nursery.