2013 really is a year of firsts for me. I’ve gone up a level in knitting again! Tonight I did the Russian Join. I found this video on Pinterest. Very clear and does not go too fast in showing how to do it.
The alpaca scarf is coming along. I just finished the first ball last night. Hence, the join.
In other news, I made and actually ate a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving! I love the flavours of pumpkin pie (see obsession with Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte) but never liked the texture. A Ravelry friend suggested I try a vegan pumpkin pie. I loved it! Harry and my in-laws liked it too. I’m wishing I had a slice now actually.
This past week had been a miserable series of five days. Bent on salvaging something good from the wreckage of the week, I decided to test the waters of self-publishing. As such, I'm happy to announce that my novelette Like Rabbits is available for the Kindle here.
It is about Fern, a young woman who is looking for a new direction in life, and she starts by donning a rabbit mask.
I tried the pumpkin spice latte for the first time earlier last week. For overkill, I got a pumpkin loaf as well. Yesterday I tried it iced. Next to try it with soy. Yes, I like it. :) It’s not too sweet, which I was happy to discover. In related news, I finally got my Starbucks Gold Card. It’s so shiny and purty!
Yesterday was one of those absolutely perfect summer days. I just had to take advantage of it and worked some knitting for myself.
I got this yarn last year in Bar Harbor while on vacation. I am really enjoying working with alpaca. That’s right, it’s an animal fiber I am not allergic to! Makes me so happy. For those interested as to what the pattern is, it is One Row Lace Scarf (which I found on Rav, of course). I also love working with the rosewood needles I got at Job Lot back in the winter. So smooth. Depending on the light I actually have a hard time seeing the yarn on the needles.
I have not come up with a name for this scarf. Having a hard time deciding on what I like. The names are Bar Harbor, Maine or alpaca related. What do y’all like? If you have any ideas please feel free to share and I’ll add it to my project page as a possibility. This is what I have so far.
• This Scarf Has Moxie
•Two Alpacas Walk Into a Bar
• Bah Habah Skaaf
•Alpaca My Bags for Bar Harbor
• something cherry related since it is a cherry colour???
We had a baby shower over the weekend for my brother and sister-in-law. Yes, that is right, I am going to be an aunt! Wee Baby Niece will be here in about a month. Of course I made gifts. I knit a baby bonnet, bib and sewed an easy baby quilt.
Wee Baby Bonnet. In which I learned how to make an i-cord and learned how to crochet enough to make the flowers. (2013 is the year of me trying new things after all.)
Bib. Yup, that’s the same bib pattern that was my very first knitting project way back in 2006.
Easy Quilt is Cole approved.
How freaking cute is that skunk? Like a million.
Now to decide on what I will make for holiday gifts.