Yarn for Kalei

Adventures in crafting...my obsession with yarn, beads, and scrapbooking.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

My 1st Stitch Markers are Ready!

I received my 1st set of stitch markers from my Swap pal. Thanks Kate!!! I totally love the wood beads. They are so pretty, and the glass bead with polka dots is neat. I like the way it moves on the yarn.

Here is a pic of my first finished set of stitch markers. They will be on their way to one of my swap pals tomorrow. I hope she likes them. They are a lot of fun to make. My air conditioner has been broken for several weeks and it has just been TOO hot to knit at home lately. I was thrilled to be at the dentist today because it gave me almost an hour of uninterrupted knitting time in a nice, cool place.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Stitch Marker Swap

I joined a stitch marker swap. I am working on my first set and it is almost ready for a picture. I had a really LONG, HARD day at work and after dinner I was able to spend 30 mins working on my stitch marker set. It was better than a Shrink, I tell you! :0)

I feel much better now and I am ready to catch up on some TIVO and knit.

I will post pics of my markers as soon as I finish the first set.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

My 10th Blog! SP9 Here I come!

Ok, so this is my 11th blog entry but I don't think the first one should count. It was a pretty sorry entry. LOL! :0)

I haven't been tagged for anyone to do My Saturday Sky, but I love seeing them on other blogs, so here goes....

This was up in Northern California this past Saturday. This is what I was doing when I was supposed to be signing in for my time to get an autograph with the Harlot. Oh well, it was worth missing her to see the joy on my boys' and niece's faces while we spent the afternoon flying kites.

The only problem is that my brother is going to give me grief for having a Darth Vader kite. He is a reb (rebel) all the way and he can't stand the imps (Imperials).....Star Wars lingo for you non-geeks out there. :0)

At least the sky was absolutely beautiful and it was perfectly windy, not too hot and not too cold.

I am off to register for SP 9!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

My Favorite Color Swap

My color swap pal received her package and it was a big hit! I am so glad. I had a great time picking everything out for her. I hope that Nichole decides to host this swap again, it was so much fun. I would definitely join in.

I spent the weekend up north in San Ramon. I originally went up to see the Harlot. She was speaking at a yarn shop in Los Altos. Unfortunately, I ended up not making it to her event. I am sure that there were TONS of other knitters there as it was her only stop in California. But other than missing her, the family and I had a great time. We spent some time flying kites and just having a grand ole time. The boys got to spend some time with their cousin, and my hubby and I got to spend time with some of our favorite family.

I put the Isis scarf on hold for a bit in order to make a lucious, cream colored, alpaca, mistake rib scarf for the office manager at my dentist's office. She is dealing with some personal grief and I thought it would cheer her up a bit.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Yey! My first comment!!!

Thanks Ronnie for my first comment. I am sitting here working late and rewarding myself with a sinfully delicious cup of the Earl Grey tea that you sent to me. It is just heavenly. I am glad that you enjoyed the package that I sent. I am surprised that it got there so fast. I have to agree with you that there are few things better than getting a package in the mail. :0)

Oh well...back to the grindstone.....

Sunday, September 03, 2006

A Head Start on the Christmas Madness....

I am trying to get a headstart on the Christmas madness. But of course, that is what I said last year and I was knitting into the wee hours on Christmas eve.... :0)

I am doing several scarves in a simple garter stitch. It is quick and easy and lets the real star of the show (the yarn) shine through. The yarn is hand painted yarn by Isis. It is acrylic, but heavenly soft and at $24 per skein not your typical acrylic yarn.

I picked the skeins up on a trip up north to Cambria, CA. My wonderful husband let me spend an hour in the yarn store on our 6th anniversary holiday trip. What a great guy!!! The yarn store is called Ball & Skein & More. If you are ever in the area, it is a must see. The women in the shop were very helpful and kind. They have a lot of beautiful yarn and finished products in that store. I have been back twice since. It is about a 6 hour drive from my house, so that has got to tell you how special it is.

I have posted a pick of a scarf on the needles and the 2 skeins that are next in line. LOVE the colors and the silky, soft texture of the yarn. I will definitely be buying more of this yarn in the future.