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Monday, August 30, 2010

September's free pattern is up!

Ear Flap Baby Hat is on the free pattern page. Enjoy!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Weird shawl/vest thing on hold...

Too wide, too thin... somehow it's not working out right... Trudy is going to go back to KTKE and bring hers to compare. Her's seems too narrow and mine seems too wide... Oh well....

I'm back to working on the scarf. It was the braided scarf, but after one knit night Erica called it the pretzel scarf and Tina said I should add beads as the "salt" and call it the Philly Soft Pretzel Scarf. I loved the idea!! Here it is so far:

Here is a close up of the "pretzel."

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The weird shawl/vest/wrap thing

I have to give another plug to Knitting to Know Ewe located on 232 in Penns Park. I went to drop off yarn scraps for donation to Doylestown hospital and while there, asked about the vesty, shawly thing. Christen was in there and she happily wrote out the pattern for me. Here is what I'm up to:

Here is a close up so you can see the mitered square and the pink I'm using:

The only negative with this project is that it can get a little boring doing the "arms" and "legs." It's good tv knitting though and I'm sure I'll love it when it's done. I haven't decided yet if I want to keep the legs that go around the waist in garter or do them half stockinette. I'm leaning towards the stockinette because it'll be less bulky to tie...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Decisions, decisions...

Ah... the life of a dog is so hard... what toy should I play with??? I've lined them up nicely so I can think about which one is better... ball or rope? Rope or ball? What should I do???

Bandit lined up toys

Ooooooh, I think I'll choose ball!!!!

He chose the ball.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Weird project...

So when we were in Peddler's Village, we saw this cool looking vest/shawl thing. It's kind of hard to describe, but it was made of four mitered squares and then had "arms" and "legs" coming out. The arms went over your shoulders, so from the front it looked like a vest, and the legs wrapped around and tied at your waist. We decided to figure it out and are making it. Here is the mitered square in progress:

There is more pink to it than what is showing in the picture, and I am using a hot pink as a contrasting yarn for the arms and legs...

On another note, camp ended and we had an interesting visitor for the last day! Check him/her out:

Leaf bug on fence at camp

It's a leaf bug!! Okay, I know I'm a little overboard with the whole animal thing... just can't help it!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Yarn, a bird and best day ever!

I spent most of Saturday with my good friend Trudy. She's been at me for almost a year to go to Peddler's Village. The boys went on a fishing trip so I was free to go. Our first stop? Knitting to Know Ewe in Penn's Purchase. Very nice shop with the most lovely owners. I highly recommend stopping in if you have the chance. No snootiness, just a genuine love of knitting and yarn! Here is what I bought:

Araucacia yarn from knitting to know ewe

It's Araucacia yarn in colorway 1012. It's kind of a brown/pinkish mix. Very pretty. I bought two skeins and am thinking of doing Citron, which is what Trudy wants to make, so we figure a KAL will be in order...

From there, we went to lunch at Oh Susanna's where I was so thrilled they were able to accommodate my gluten free diet. We had a wonderful lunch and then moved on to more shopping. I bought more tea - they had the most delicious smelling citrus orange, had to get it! I also got an English breakfast. Trudy bought the orange too.

My mom had told me about a kitchen store there and I did get a tea strainer to put over your mug to catch any leaves that may have fallen into your pot. So fun to have tea accessories!

Then we went to the best store that was so much fun - it was a store with everything and anything you could imagine as well as things you'd never think of! At the register, they had a wheel to spin to get a percentage off your order. They let you spin for each item. Anyway, how cute are these little scissors I bought for my beading?

Cutest pair of scissors ever!

I just love them!! I also bought a "lady" jewlery holder, two hair sticks to use as shawl pins and the cutest little tea pot shaped tea bag holders. So here is the funny/ironic part, there were five tea holders but I only wanted four. However, me the goofy person I am, felt sorry for the leftover one and couldn't leave it there all alone. So, I took all five. On all of my spins, I got 10% off except for the tea holders - that one gave me 21% off and a free gift!!!! Woo Hoo!! So what was my free gift? Please see earlier posts if you don't get the irony in this.....

Free bird won at peddler's village!