Purple Cow Knits!

Loving the yarn!

Saturday, September 18, 2004

SC Dishcloth

I finished the SC dishcloth from Knitting Knonsense...



I think it turned out pretty well. It just needs to be blocked a little and pressed.

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And of course, while I was taking the picture Lowly-dog had to come over and investigate...



And then look at me and wonder what I was doing...



Silly pup!

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

I've been RAOKed again!!


I received a beautiful hank of Colinette Wigwam in Jay today from Chelsea. This is by far the most luxurious yarn in my stash!!

Thanks SO much Chelsea!!

Saturday, September 11, 2004

I was ROAKed!!

I was RAOKed today by Betsy from the FiberRAOK ring!! I got 3 full skeins of Sirdar Wow! in Lotus, Imperial Purple and Jet Black and a partial skein in Mulberry Purple, a skein and small ball of Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Rose Heather, a skein of Lion Brand Homespun in Boston Rose and a skein of a very soft pink yarn that feels like cotton.

Thank you Betsy!! I'm already planning a scarf from the Wow!.

Neat Little Knitting Book

I picked up a neat little book at Wal-Mart today called Knitting Made Easy. It's a small magazine style book with 25 different patterns in it. It has baby clothes, socks, shawls, blankets, sweaters and felted bags. It's by Best Recipes, which must be some kind of cooking and craft magazine company.

If you run across it, I highly recommend that you pick it up. It's well worth the $3.99 cover price.

Friday, September 10, 2004

Yay for my Secret Pal!!

I got Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac from my wonderful Secret Pal!! It's a great book and I can't wait to make the things in it!! :-) Thank you Secret Pal!!

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I also got my Cro-Knit Tension Keeper finally. It's a neat little deal and I think it's going to work well.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

New Cotton Yarn!

I got this in the mail today...



A lady on one of my lists was given a whole bunch of Peaches & Creme yarn and she generously shared with us. Now I can make dishcloths to my little hearts content. :-)

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I love Elann, but they don't have the yarns I want long enough. I found this today and I love the Passionate Pink colorway. Too bad I've already spent my yarn budget for the month. :-( Hopefully I'll be able to find it somewhere else.

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Darn Slow Mail!!

I ordered this over a week ago and I still haven't gotten it!! It was shipped on 8/27 and it should be here by now! I can't start my shawl until I get it because my tension is atrocious. Blah! Hurry up mail!

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And in case my Secret Pal wants to look at it, here is my Amazon Wish List.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Secret Pal III Questionnaire

Posting this here so my Secret Pal can find it!

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer high-end/natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you? I use all kinds of yarn. Yarn is yarn to me!
2. Do you spin? Crochet? I don't spin but I do crochet
3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.) Just pollen
4. How long have you been knitting? Around 3 years
5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? I'm working on them, will post the link when I get them done :-)
6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.) Sweet Pea, Gardenia, Citrus
7. Do you have a sweet tooth? I like gummy candies like Swedish Fish and gummy bears. I can't eat chocolate.
8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? I make cannisters from clay pots, I like to paint wooden signs and ceramic pieces
9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? I like country (Rascal Flatts, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry) and top-40
10. What's your favorite color? I love all shades of purple as well as pinks and melons
11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I live with my parents. I have a chihuahua named Luchador.
12. What are your life dreams? To have a long, happy and full life.
13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? I love chunky and novelty yarns
14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? None, I like them all!
15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s? Scarves and dishcloths
16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? Scarves and dishcloths
17. What are you knitting right now? a scarf, a dishcloth, and a shawl
18. What do you think about ponchos? I love them! I'm currently looking for a plus-sized pattern for one
19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? I use both. I have a set of Denises that I use and I also love bamboo straights
20. How did you learn to knit? A little from my mom and a lot from books
21. How old is your oldest UFO? a few days old :-)

Random Purl Dishcloth-DONE!

I finished the Random Purl Dishcloth last night. I think it turned out pretty well.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Make a wish!!

I've been thinking for a few days about my knitting wish list so I thought I'd make a list here and I'd love to hear what you guys have on your knit wish list!

My Wish List:
1. a full set of Clover bamboo needles
2. Noro Kureyon in color 102 to make a Booga Bag
3. Cascade 220 in color 9440 to make a Sophie Bag
4. 2 skeins of Sirdar Bigga in Etna
5. The Complete Knitting Set
6. The Knit Stitch
7. Yarn Girl's Guide to Simple Knits