Wednesday, April 20, 2011

TFA Giveaway!

Tanis Fiber Arts is having a giveaway! Check out her blog here:

Happy spring giveaway!

Good luck!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Yarn Blitz 2011

My colleagues and I went on a yarn blitz yesterday, and I went a little crazy with buying yarn! We visited 5 different stores in Ottawa, and towns outside of Ottawa. Our stops: Wool-Tyme in Nepean, Textile Traditions in Almonte, The Ashton Store in Ashton, Yarn Forward in Ottawa and Knit-Knackers in Ottawa.

Here is my stash:

Top Row: Patons Kroy FX, Regia 4-fadig, Turtlepurl Striped Turtle Toes, Patons Lace, Handmaiden Yarns Marrakesh, and SweetGeorgia CashSilk Lace.

Bottom Row: Diamond Footloose x 3, Lana Grossa Meilenweit Cotton, Patons Lace, Estelle Baby Silk Lace, and Estelle Arequipa x 2.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Update: 2011 Goals

I've not been doing too well with my goals this year so far, and I'm going to get behind on them even more now. I completed two socks from Cookie A's new book, Knit.Sock.Love, but I think I need a break from the sock knitting for a little while. I haven't completed my first project from Tanis' Year in Colour, and I've already received the second shipment!! I keep buying more yarn for making socks, and not using what's in my stash! I've been pretty good at matching up patterns with my stash though.

My cross-stitch goal has not been worked on at all.

My sewing goal has progressed, I've hemmed a pair of jeans! Next stop... trousers.

This weekend my friends from work and I are going on an Ottawa area yarn blitz before our friend E to return to Saskatoon. I'm hoping to get some yarn for socks, shawls and sweaters.