Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sale yarn and gratuitous chick photos

I picked up this yarn the other day when I made a run to the South Bay yarn shops. Yarn shops in my area have been closing right an left, leaving me without a local yarn shop. I was looking for yarn to make the newsgirl cap for Lena and happened upon this yarn on sale.
I don't usually by blue yarn (especially blue yarn with flecks of pink and gray) and honestly I know why this yarn was 35% off. In the skein it really doesn't look that great, but I'd like to think that I saw past the outer skein into it's inner beauty. Maybe I was just blinded my the sale price, it had happended before. I put down my money and left the store with three skeins of this merino and silk bluenessWound into a ball it is looking more promising.
And knit up it looks even better. Lucky for me, I have someone in my life who loves the color blue and will be quite happy to take it off my hands when it it done. And that should be soon since I am already into the second skein of yarn. I'll show you it when it is done.

Okay, how is the time for all the chicken-phobic to look away.

Here is one of the new additions to our flock.
Isn't she cute. It was sure hard to get a good picture of her all by myself hopefully tomorrow one of the kids can help me chick rangle so that I can get some good shots of all of them outside in the daylight.

Friday, November 6, 2009


Ever since Lena had seen a picture of this hat she wanted one. It is from the book Stitch and Bitch Nation. Here she is showing off the finished product. It really was one of those quick knit projects. Two evenings of knitting and I was done. No time to get tired of the pattern. The best part is that she totally loves it.
I knit it out of 1.5 skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes. Which is such a lovely yarn for showing off stitch definition.

And one more picture to show off the real Lena. That's my girl!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween wrap-up

Our Halloween was a busy one this year. A good kind of busy, but busy is still busy.

This year Lena designed her own costume. She wanted to be a bird, which some how required getting glue and green feathers everywhere. Oh, did I mention the green glitter.
Actually, costume turned out really well. She was pleased with it so that is all that really matters. She has already started talking about what she wants to be next year.

Lena also participated in our friends Haunted House. Every year Lisa and her husband turn a whole room of their house to make a haunted house. Lena loves to act in it. This year she was a guard to the dungeon. Here she is with all her fellow ghouls and goblins.

I didn't act in the house, but I did get to be in charge to food. Unfortunately I was so busy making that I only got one photo. Here are the eyeballs in process. They are really doughnut holes covered in white chocolate. I forgot to take a picture of them when they were all done.
Oh, and I even managed to do a little yarn stash busting. Here is the Halloween felted bowl I gave to our lovely host Lisa.