Monday, September 14, 2009

Thank you


Thank you all for your sweet well-wishes. Rest assured that this is not a serious problem (my eye doctor confirmed it Friday). Nothing a little rest can't fix. Long walks, listening to books on my ipod, frequent naps and most importantly keeping my laptop closed when I'm not at work are doing me a world of good.

So I'll be quiet here a while longer. I just wanted to tell you that I appreciate your messages and that I'm doing fine.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A little rest...

Hello dear friends. Just a little note to say that you may not hear from me for a little while. My eyes are on strike, so I have to take a computer break. Loooong work hours in front of the screen + reading blogs and email + surfing the net + Ravelry = eyes that don't work so well.

I'm suffering from major eye strain (twitching, burning, trouble focusing), making it very difficult to work right now. Since I can't really stop bringing home the bacon, I'm going to have to cut my extra-curricular computer activity to a bare minimum, at least for a little while. I'm also going to have to slow down on knitting, quilting, drawing and reading, at least till my eyes recover. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with myself...

As soon as things calm down at work, I'll pop by again and say hello.

Until then, keep well!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Good things come in threes

Some of you asked about the yarn I'm using for my golden vest. It's Fleece Artist Blue Face Leicester 2/8. To quote Rachel Zoe, this yarn is bananas. It's got the same lofty haloed look of Shetland, but it's so much softer.
I die.

Now to tell you about a delightful thing that happened to me. Believe it or not, I won another giveaway, the third this year! (Please don't hate me.)

Rebecca from the pretty Poshyarns was giving away a copy of the new fall Rowan.


It's the quintessential Rowan fall issue. Beautiful people in beautiful places wearing beautiful knits. Sigh... I love it.

I have enough Cocoon in my stash for this gorgeous thing.
I'm hoping to cast-on soon.

I'd love to knit this as a cardigan.

This is the PERFECT sweater for a walk in the autumn leaves, don't you think?
And can you imagine how luscious it would be, all those gorgeous colours of Felted Aran Tweed?

I would sell my soul for this girl's hair.

Even more lovely was what Rebecca included in the package:
A pretty fabric flower that she made. It's just the perfect thing for my fall coat. Thank you so much Rebecca! Check out her shop for more beautiful creations.

I promise, I'm not entering any more contests for at least a year. I even resisted this wonderful giveaway. But you shouldn't. So go see t.

Thursday, September 3, 2009



Endless stockinette stitch is so restorative.
I'm test knitting a vest pattern for Veera (LOVE her knits!).


I can't wait till it's done. It'll be the perfect thing for fall.


But I won't wish away these last golden days of summer just yet...


Tuesday, September 1, 2009