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Fall, Y’all Giveaway!

I’m participating in the Fall, Y’all giveaway, go check it out and see if you want to host a giveaway on your blog as well!

Here’s what I have to give away, I apologize for not posting it in advance – I saved it but forgot to post!

3 skeins of Noro Kureyon, color #183

Also, 2 skeins of Yarn Treehouse laceweight, 600 yards in each skein!

That’s all for now, have at it!

Filler

So I think I have another camera coming my way, due to my diligent searching of Craigslist and finally finding someone in Chicago who is selling the same exact camera but without cords, charger, or anything extra. I can deal with that, since I have all that stuff still with me, it’s not the stuff that was stolen. Best part is, a normally $300+ camera is gonna be sold to me with shipping for $120. Score! I paid for the camera and it was just shipped today, so hopefully it comes soon so I can get back to my regularly programmed posting of pictures and updates. I have a few projects that I’ve progressed upon, like the Secret of the Stole (I’m actually keeping up!) and my CPH. Until then, I’m borrowing my roommate’s camera. And look what I have to show you! 😀

I received my package from the Mystery Theme Swap! My pal LaVerna is awesome, I got lovely yarns, neat trinkets, and tasty treats. I forgot to take a picture of the sushi drawstring bag, that will have to wait until I get my replacement camera.

Inside the box was two skeins of sock yarn in beautiful colors, some cotton yarn, a package of dragonfly stationary, a little bag and lipstick holder, a tin of dragonfly magnets, some lotions, and a bunch of M&M and skittles candy! Yum.

 

 

I’m sending out her package today after a test, and I hope it gets there fast so she can enjoy all of the neat stuff that I got her. This was a fun swap and I enjoyed communicating with my partner throughout.

I’m also working on my Scarf for the Scarf Exchange on Ravelry, and I only have about 2 feet to go. Yay progress!

Busy bee

I’ve been busy lately! It’s kinda nice and keeps my mind occupied and prevents mindless wandering through the internet. Not that wandering is so bad, it just gets really old after a while. But I’ve gotten stuff done in this time, and am ready to start some new projects!

First of all, I received everything needed to start my Central Park Hoodie (yeah I know, a little late on the trend), except for the most important thing – needles! I have the pattern and yarn scored for $3 a ball on Webs, but totally forgot to check the size of needles when I was making my orders. So hopefully this week the interchangeables I ordered from Knitpicks (not the new wooden ones, I’m a metal needle gal all the way) will be arriving and I can finally start the project and have it done in time for the cooler weather. Hah, cooler weather in Florida, who am I kidding? Anyways, here’s the color yarn I chose for this project: It’s Ella Rae

ella rae

In the background you can see a project I started this week also – painting my walls! So far I’ve gotten about 2 walls done, and already my annoying textured walls have sucked up about a gallon of paint. Gah. Remind me when I buy my own house, go for the flat or only slightly textured walls so I don’t have to deal with this again. The color I chose is called guacamole, and it’s a very pleasant green that I can complement easily. My interior decorating skills are next to none, so I’ve been scouring the internet in search of inspiration for what I want to do with my room, and I think I have a general idea. Now to find everything that I have pictured in my mind!

Also, I went to my LYS this weekend to pick up the yarn for my Ravelry Scarf exchange pal, and I think she’ll be pleased – teaser picture ahead! I bought this lovely Malabrigo, and from what I’ve heard and felt, this will be a real soft knit to work with! I’m looking forward to it. I’ll leave you with a picture of it, but you’ll have to wait until I’m finished to see what I’m doing with this yarn! 😉

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Enjoy!

Waviness and bullets!

Look what I started yesterday!

wavy

It’s Wavy from Knitty, done in some Caron Simply Soft that I’m trying to get rid of in my stash. So far so good, the yarn is a pretty color and the pattern is simple enough. I like how it’s turning out!

Also, lots of mail came for me this weekend! 😀 Shame on me, spending my financial aid monies like this…

steel

This is the yarn I’ll be using for Secret of the Shawl, along with the beads that also came in the mail from Artbeads.com. The yarn is Jaggerspun Zephyr lace weight, and this will be my first project using charts and knitting with lace weight. Hope I don’t get too confused with the charts… Anyways, I also received a ball winder, and I felt like showing off my first cake of yarn. Don’t laugh, I’m pleased with my new toy! It’s that wool eBay yarn that I’m using for my dreamswatch.

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Also interesting! Today the boy and I set out to start the task of cleaning up the backyard, since it was pretty overgrown with weeds and leafy since we moved in. We got all the leaves raked up and hope to finish the raking and planting some grass seeds since it’s mostly just dirt and weeds now. While we were cleaning, two interesting things were found: First this really neat flower was discovered by Trevor –

red flower

I have no idea what kind of flower it is, any guesses? Also, a strange find for a backyard:

bullets

Do those look suspiciously like bullets to you? That’s what I thought and picked one up, and turns out, I found 8 bullets in a little corner of the backyard! It’s really weird because they’re not spend or anything, just laying there. Kinda makes me wonder who were the previous tenants of the house, but at the same time, I don’t want to know!

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Look how far I’ve gotten on my Razor Cami!

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All that’s left are the straps, and those shouldn’t take too long at all.

Also, check out my catch from a post on Destash:

berocco touche

8 whole skeins of Berocco Touche for only about $30, including shipping! I think this will be used for at least 2 Baby Surprise Jackets I plan on making for two mothers expecting in January, about two weeks apart. They both already have kids in the daycare that I work at, and I’ve talked to them enough that I know both would appreciate the gesture of the jackets. Right about when Florida gets chilly, too!

Right now I’m waiting on a couple packages, including a ballwinder and enough Ella Rae worsted yarn (also about 8 skeins for $33 including shipping, yay Webs!) to make my Central Park Hoodie. If anyone has the pattern that they want to donate to me or sell, I’d be very glad to have it!

I’ll leave you with one more shot of my Berocco Touche. Enjoy!

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