Monday, January 29, 2007

New York

Rebecca and I had a great time in NYC. Rebecca thought I was never going to buy any yarn but I finally managed to buy 5 skeins, and she bought 5 skeins for a grand total of 10, so that means LimeDragon won the Birthday contest.

Now here is a second contest guess which picture below is Rebecca's yarn and which is my yarn purchased in NYC and a skein of yarn will be on its way to you. You have until midnite on Friday Feb 1 to guess....

Picture #1 to the left

Picture #2 to the right

So we went to 7 or so shops, we started at The Yarn Store on the upper west side, it is on the second floor up a steep flight of stairs. Personally an ok shop we have better here in Minneapolis. Then we went to The Point and Purl, in Greenwich Village and SoHo, both are cute little shops and both carry just a little bit of different stock from the other, The Point also has a coffee bar with soups and sandwiches and treats.

The next day we went to Seaport Yarns this one is my favorite. So much yarn that I am sure we missed some. It is at 135 William Street and on the fifth floor, it is one I visit almost everytime I am in NYC. Then we stopped at Habu, Stitches East and School House Products. We also went to the Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting exhibit at MAD (Mueseum of Art and Design) It was not your typical knitting, there are lace sculptures made from porcelain, a dress knitted of shredded dollar bills and some teeny tiny greek gloves. Check out the link above.

Next a preemie hat update I am finishing up number 12 and then I will be done

I told you red is my color, thanks Meg for letting me ride in your hood...D

And for the final one here it is . . . The Bow Tie Hat

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Birthdays and Preemie Hats

First tomorrow I am going to NYC with my friend Rebecca to celebrate our birthdays. So I decided to have a small contest. The person who comments with the correct number of skeins of yarn we purchase while in NYC will get some yarn what else. I will be gone until Sunday so you have until midnite on Sunday to guess. Winner will be announced on Monday evening or Tuesday in the morning.

So for a preemie hat update...I am up to 10 and here with my son Nick are two of being modeled by Boo and Ducky.

Nick I think mom has really lost it
this is a girls hat....Boo

and I really like the red one better so why am I in this one..Ducky

They both survived the ordeal and to prove it here is Ducky hard at work supervising my blog writing

It is so hard to get a nap in around here all I do is work work work..D

Thursday, January 18, 2007

It's Cold Outside

The cold weather has finally arrived in Minnesota, but still no snow.

After reading on many blogs about Knitting from your stash all year I decided I agree with Charris that moderation in yarn purchases is better than none at all. So I am not going to purchase any yarn until Stitches West in February, but I have two exceptions

1) The skein of Jitterbug I just purchased for my birthday present to me shown to your left in Mardi Gras colorway.

2) If I find some in New York next week for socks or mitten or a scarf

I am also in the midst of preemie hats, they are being collected by Michelle and Jeanne and will be taken to United and Children's Hospital in St Paul. I set a personal goal of 10 and am at number 9 almost there.

Today I received my Knit Mitt Kit Swap package

Grandma look it has your name on it and it smells like chocolate

Here is what was inside

Some Lorna's Laces in nearly solid a skein of Claudia's handpaints in the carousel colorway, those were meant to be for Lucy Neatby's Fiesta Mitten pattern that came too, two kinds of dark chocolate, a really neat index card holder to carry in my knitting bag and a great small red project bag for my mittens when I start them. Although when I emailed Sarah to say thank you I did tell her that as a sock knitter it will be hard for me to use the Lorna's Laces for mittens.