Monday, June 26, 2006

Current WIPs

On my needles is the Ribby Shell by Chicknits. I'm using Knit Picks Shine in Ebony.

On the hook is a shawl that I'm testing the pattern. It's called the Honeycomb shell and the pattern was written by Lisa from CAL Pals.

Yes, I know I said no more knitting projects until I finish Lady E, but I couldn't help myself.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Summer Swap

I received my package from my summer swap buddy Andrea over at CAL Pals. I got a really neat bag, some patterns, some yarn, and a purse handle. All will be put to good use. Thank you Andrea!! I had her package done for weeks but could never get to the post office. I ended up putting postage on it and gave it to my mailman yesterday. I should of did that from the beginning.

Starghan Completed

I finished the star afghan I started a few weeks ago. It's a present for one of my nail techs who just had a baby.

More Yarn

More yarn. This time from Elanns. I never ordered from them before but decided to based on recommendations from fellow knitters/crocheters.

Now, after this order and the one from Knitpicks I still need yarn for a new CAL starting up at CAL Pals next month. I did stop by Smiley's in Queens last week but they are closed on Wednesday. Duh, no wonder I found a parking spot right off. Anyway this CAL is a filet project, something I haven't done before. I'm undecided on exactly what project I'm doing but I need to decide quickly so I can get the yarn.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


The first swap at CAL Pals was one of dishclothes. There were two groups of seven participants. Each person crocheted 7 dishcloths and in return received 7 made by others.

Here are the ones I made for the swap:

And here are the ones I received:

This was my first time making dishcloths. The swap was a lot of fun to participate in.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Checking In

The weekends go so fast. Saturday I went to a show in Philly at the Walnut Theatre and then to dinner with some friends. Yesterday was a quiet day as the kids went to spend the day with their father. For me, I spent the day under the air working franticly to finish the Lady E stole.

Friday I had visited Seaport Yarns in lower Manhattan. Author/designer Debbie Bliss was in thehouse. I picked up a copy of Pure Silk that she autographed for me.

Also added some yarn to the stash. A few skeins of Cotton Ease that I grabbed while at Seaport and a little order of Shine and Main Line that I ordered from KnitPicks.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Another CAL

Another CAL has begun. It's a quick project, Beth's Little Star Afghan. I worked on it today during my train commute into Manhattan. It will be a gift for someone who recently had a baby boy.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

New Releases

More reading means more projects, oh boy!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Felting is Fun

I made a penny pot for a project going on at CAL Pals. Board members will save pennies and cash in twice a year with the money going to support the community forum. I've been wanting to do a felting project so I grabbed a skein of Manos del Uruguay leftover from a scarf project and crocheted up a little container for my pennies.

Black Cotton Seraphina Shawl

Over the weekend I completed the black Seraphina Shawl for the CAL at CAL Pals. Yarn used: 7 hanks of Classic Elite Four Seasons (70 % cotton, 30% wool), crochet hook size H. The pics don't do this shawl justice. It feels heavenly and has a lovely drape.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Another Seraphina on the Way

Okay, I'm taking a minute here to update this blog. I didn't get any crafting done at all this week. It has been a busy one as I've been in NY for work. As I've gotten involved in so many swaps and Cal's I have decided to do some revamping. No more knitting projects until I get the Lady E done. I did get my summer swap project completed but can't post until my swap buddy receives it. I'm working on another project with two fellow crocheters, again it can't be posted yet. So I need a quick, fast project and another Seraphina Shawl it is since there is a CAL for it over at CAL Pals. I'm using Four Seasons (a cotton wool blend) by Classic Elite Yarns.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

What Flavor Margarita Are You?

This is neat. I saw in on Sue's blog. And I do like lime margaritas!!

You Are a Lime Margarita

Realistic and grounded, you have the energy to tackle any obstacle that stands in your way.
Hyper and driven, you despise lazy behavior of all kinds... especially lazy drunks too tired to dance!