Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My new love affair

The longer I knit, the more I understand how the Yarn Harlot was named. I fall in love with Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride.  Then I fall in love with Opal sock yarn.  Then I fall in love with ShiBui Baby Alpaca.  And then Fiona started dyeing for us and I had a new love.  You get the idea.

My latest love is with Madelinetosh Vintage.  I love the feel.  I love the springness.  I love, love the colors.

I am knitting two items out of Madelinetosh Vintage.  One is the Chevron Baby Blanket and the other is the   Windschief.

The yarn feels good in my hands.  And the colors are wonderful.  I think I read somewhere that the dyer calls it semiglazed.  Whatever it is, it is lovely.  It makes my heart go pitty pat.   I want to stay up all night and knit and stay home all day and knit.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Whimisical World of Thomas Joseph

Last week we received a new line of notions - the Whimsical World of Thomas Joseph.

We have key chains 

Cool Dude

coasters, mugs, magnets, jigsaw magnets, Christmas Cards, and an assortment of greeting cards.  
Hand wash only

Stop by and check them out.  They are good for a chuckle.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A non-knitting day

Every now and then I will take a day off.  On those days, I like to do what I never have to do.  Baking and cooking are some of those.  Here is some 5 Minute Artisan bread waiting to go into the oven.

I took the smaller one and made pecan rolls out of it.

My eldest daughter, Kristina, is engaged and we are having her new-to-be family over tomorrow.

Lasagna is on the menu and I have started cooking it.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Love Madelinetosh!

Here is the order we just received from Madelinetosh.

We broke them down into separate boxes to make it easier to put them out on the shelves.

Tosh Lace - 100% superwash merino wool, 2-ply yarn.  950 yards.  Lovely.

Tosh Vintage - 100% superwash merino wool, worsted weight.   200 yards per skein.  Huggable.

Tosh Sock - 100% superwash merino wool.   395 yards per skein.   Squishy.

Stop by and check them out.  They are hand-dyed and luscious.