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Knitting-Sushi in AZ
Tuesday, 6 June 2006
neapolitan and kawaii obsessions
Topic: Yarn Supplemental
Lately I have been crushing on a few things- Neapolitan color schemes and anything kawaii. Oh Al Gore, you are a brilliant man, enabling me to find a few things on the internet.

OK the reappearing tray is Cram Cream, and I found it at reprodeopt Those 3 skeins of neapolitan goodness are actually ACRYLIC *gasp!* yarn King Cole Smooth DK, and they are super soft, plan on making baby items for friends. I bought a few yards of this yummy chocolate and robin's egg blue fabric--- its skirt making time, one of these weekends. Stephanie's dye work is AWESOME... her manzanita in bloom double skein rests in my craftroom, you can buy it at her shop! And keeping true to my vow of cotton-- here is some yummy peaches and cream for my mason-dixon knittin'.

oh and my new baby... My lesportsac bella bella bag came in the mail today...heaven :)

Posted by amy at 7:29 PM PDT
Saturday, 29 April 2006
My project list is growing
Topic: Yarn Supplemental
Last week I ordered some great yarns-- and must share a few recommendations. I had to get my hands on some "socks that rock" yarn from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. It just feels yummy, can't wait so make some socks with this stuff.

And per Illanna's recommendation, I had to check out the bamboo yarn in the "amy" colorway from pureknits... it was love at first sight.

Posted by amy at 7:50 PM PDT
Sunday, 13 February 2005
Rain please stay away
Topic: Yarn Supplemental
The rain the past week has not been good. It's raining on our exposed house frame and it's heck on my allergies-- (change in pressure and how it's making those wildflowers bloom early) Friday I went to the Dr., I have a severe sinus infection. So now I have drugs :)... life is good, except I missed out on some great get-to-gethers... craftster and my friend's b-day dinner-- but got lots of rest. I am feeling much better.
Also got my knitpicks yarn in the mail this weekend. I bought a skein of the alpaca silk (green) to try some swatching for a future sweater and the multi-stripe is for 2 pair of socks.

Posted by amy at 7:53 PM PST
Wednesday, 2 February 2005
Going Retro
Topic: Yarn Supplemental
To all my amyville fans, I send a huge thank you to everyone who has shared their kind words and praises about my clay creations... I am so super-charged!

A few days ago I ducked into a vintage book store in Tempe called "Those were the days..." To my surprise I found this stash of vintage McCalls Needlecraft magazines... they are so fun to look at!
I will probably go back and buy the rest of them, they are full of inspiration. The Barbie mini-knitted outfits are very stylish. Check out the vintage knitted outfits!

Posted by amy at 8:17 PM PST
Saturday, 18 December 2004
Cookies and Yarn!
Topic: Yarn Supplemental
Thursday evening was Alison's Cookie Exchange-- Check out the spread!

Also added some new additions to the ever-growing stash-- sock yarn and and some cashmerino! yum!

I think next year I will be on my "sock-kick" for Christmas gifts-- everyone needs socks, right? And who doesn't love cozy socks?... back to the elf shack, wrapping up last minute stuff for parties and gifts!

Posted by amy at 9:16 AM PST
Thursday, 28 October 2004
Just what I need...
Topic: Yarn Supplemental
Another Book!

I couldn't resist, after making my mini socks, I am now wanting to make socks for normal sized feet-- again another post Christmas project to carry me through to spring. Fun book and I like how it's shaped like a sock!

Storms today stopped me from taking pictures of my works in progress --with our camera, the yarn looks better in daylight pictures than indoors.

Looking forward to a productive restful weekend. My voice is 60% back to normal- still have that annoying cough. We sign off of Phase 1 of our house tomorrow...

Posted by amy at 10:16 PM PDT
Wednesday, 20 October 2004
Round 2 (ding ding)
Topic: Yarn Supplemental
Yes we are off for our second trip-- Purdue vs. Michigan at West Lafayette. It's been a whirlwind week-- and I can't believe we leave at lunch time tomorrow. I will definitely sleep well tomorrow night!

Here is some yarn inspiration from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts--

I am using the kidsilk haze to make this:

And check out this Yoga mat carrier:

I am going to make a long scarf with the Noro I purchased last week. I am so excited to work with this selfstriping yarn!

and last but not least... to shrug or not to shrug...
something about this pattern has hold on me, maybe it's just the camel colored alpaca-- but I think i want to make this as well in chocolate color---

Well I will be off the blogin' path for a few days--

Posted by amy at 9:33 PM PDT
Monday, 18 October 2004
At least it wasn't a trip wasted
Topic: Yarn Supplemental
Not a fun Purdue Football weekend. Our trip 1 of 2 to Indiana was great, except for the homecoming football loss :( My friend Kate put up with a lot of crap to get to the yarn store on Friday in Indy-- it's a really difficult one to get to in downtown... but look what I bought.

And must show at least one pic of Mark and me tailgating in our "cold weather" attire.

We stayed with our friends Rosie and Otie and their daughter Lisa (who is one of my friends from college) and her boyfriend Matt. We definitely had more fun post game hanging out at their house.
And the fun part is we do it all again on Thursday when we fly back to see the Michigan game in West Lafayette.

Posted by amy at 6:45 PM PDT
Monday, 11 October 2004
More knitting Inspiration
Topic: Yarn Supplemental
I visited one of my favorite local yarn stores this weekend-- knitting in scottsdale. I love the store, the service, and the attention I receive-- and Roberta, the owner, rocks --especially with pattern development--
look at one her latest creations... I am so thinking this is red or forest green for the holidays...

And the wall of hats look like something from a Molly Ringwald movie (I know I was not the only one trying to pull off the Molly look in 1985!...)

Posted by amy at 8:06 PM PDT
Friday, 1 October 2004
It's Rowan Time!
Topic: Yarn Supplemental
We're getting ready for the big weekend. Saturday will be jammed packed between the house drawing (to see if we can be the lucky winners to build in the community we want in Gilbert) and Purdue v. Notre Dame game.

Jessica Knits!
I went to Jessica Knits yesterday and was just overwhelmed with this new yarn shop in Scottsdale. They carry Rowan. I must admit, I have never knitted with it so I had to buy a skein to play with-- the color reminds me of wasabi- I envision a super skinny open-work scarf. I also picked up the summer Rowan catalog- yeah the winter one is out, but when it's still freakin' 100 degrees here, it's hard to think about about winter knits! I was happy to see an article about purl in soho. I am sure I will be enriching the stash shortly by a few more visits. A note to Raquel-- go figure Rowan comes to the valley the week you move away :(

Posted by amy at 5:05 PM PDT

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