Friday, February 20, 2009

Yay Yarn!!

I got some new yarn in the mail today! It was handdyed by Selah Yarns in the At the Ball colorway...this is the picture from their gallery, not of what I actually received, although it is super duper close! I can't wait to decide what to do with this beautiful yarn!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Knitting update

I finished two knitting projects this weekend!! One was a baby cardigan for my friend who is pregnant. I started a blanket for her shower as well. The other project I finished is the first pair of socks I've made for my husband. He's very picky about his socks so I hope he really likes them and isn't just saying that. More importantly, I dyed some yarn this weekend. Its so much fun that with a bit of yarn, some koolaid and some vinegar, you can take boring natural colored yarn and make something beautiful!! I've got some more yarn to dye but I've got to decide on some colors and then go find the koolaid to make them! Can't wait!!

So here's the finished product:

Before rehanking....

And after...I think it looks so pretty! I can't wait to see how it knits up.

Friday, February 13, 2009

A new frontier

Well, I've toyed with the idea of starting a blog but I'm torn between wanting to share my random thoughts and strange feelings with the world and being a pretty private person. So I'm guessing this will start out being about rather mundane things and I may occasionally venture into deeper territory. While I would not say I'm a good writer, I can usually form coherent thoughts and get them onto paper, er, computer. Also, I should be writing my PhD thesis, so anything that distracts from that is useful.

So on to a new frontier of personal expression. We'll see how it goes...