Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Hope everyone is have a wonderful Holiday!

I will be posting a Vintage Finds later in the week as I am in Upstate NY visiting my family.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I have been busy this week. I can't complain, but it is unusual for me to be this busy. I'm working extra hours at the shop, because we are trying to get inventory done, and I'm baby sitting two half days and on top of this trying to get all my Holiday shopping done and gifts wrapped. I wised up when it cam to knitting my gifts as I only knit for about 5 people one of who never wants me to make him anything. My families gifts are knitted and waiting to be wrapped. I am currently knitting something for one of my best friends, and she tends to read this so I can't divulge any more than that.

One more week in the city and then Simon and I are off to Upstate NY. In a month Simon flies back to Oz and in seven weeks I fly to Oz. There's a part of me that wants to start packing right now, but I think I'll wait till the new year.

Must run off as I have yarn in the dye pot!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Chech it out!

My hand dyed yarn is featured on LilithEvy's blog for the color of the week.

Check it out!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Vintage Finds: Holiday Sparkle

I'm not usually one who loves sparkles, but come holiday time my opinion of a little glitz changes. I love the way something lovely and shiny to really get into the holiday spirit.

Fascinating MATAHARI Vintage Jewelry Amber Green Gold Rhinestone Brooch Pin

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Red Kangaroo 1
Red Kangaroo 1

By jellibat

Well it's final, I am going to Australia. I bought my ticket on Monday and had a tiny panic while I was moving the $1500 from my savings to my checking, but I got over it really fast when I thought of how warm it was going to be when I arrive in Sydney. I also got really excited when I thought about how awesome the surfing was going to be compared to here.

I am not looking forward to flying for almost 24 hours...Ok only 20 are spent in the air, there are four of those hours are spent in layovers one in Atlanta and a quick stop in LA. I leave in two months and I feel like I should start packing right now. One of the hardest decisions that I am trying to make is what will I knit while I'm there. I was planing on socks or lace because the weight of the yarn is minimal and the needles are small and easily packed. While I am trying to address this dilema I am also trying to start and finish a few garments before I leave. I feel like I'm missing my winter knitting, because I'm jumping right into summer garments made in cotton, bamboo, silk and linen. I can't justify knitting bulky sweaters right now as I am only here for two more months...granted cold months...but I think I would rather spend the money on some yummy linen right now so I can wear what I make in Sydney.

(The photo I used is by jellibat, who is a crafter from Melbourn check out her shop. I was torn between the roo or the box jelly.)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Vinatge Finds: Deck The Halls

I wrote up this post on Thursday, but my internet had other ideas when I tried to post it.

With Thanksgiving past and our calender moving closer to Christmas I find that it is the right time to decorate for the upcoming holiday.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Still Testing

The sun is out and I am still dye testing.

That is all for now.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dye Testing Day!

I am super stoked about today. It's kinda overcast, grey and chill out side, but inside my little apartment I will be starting my dye testing today. I thought it was best to test my dye mixing skills and color theory instead of just throwing a hodge podge of dye into the pot and hope for the best results. I will admit that is what Ive been doing and it's hit or miss, so I want to make sure I have a good handle on my dye and maybe come up with some recipes today.

I am also thinking about renaming and opening a new etsy shop, this is all just an idea as I really love my name, but I'm not sure if it really convays what I do. Maybe that's ok, and I just need to find my niche (which I feel I'm getting closer to figuring that out). One thing I do know is that I love knitting, which in turns means I have a giant appreciation for yarn and color and I want to be a part of that.

Now that I am done being reflective and some what sappy I must brew my coffee and heat up the dye pot.