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Moved!

17 Jan


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Please update your feed for this blog as I will no longer be blogging at this site, I’ve moved to quetaknits.com! I hope to see you there!!

Yarn Snob.

4 Aug

I fear that I’ve become a bit of a yarn snob. Last week, while perusing the yarn aisles at Michael’s, I heard some women gawking over how much they loved Lion Bran Homespun. That is one of my least favorite yarns in the world! I wanted to run up to them and tell them about the wonderful, better, yarns that were out there that could stomp on Lion Brand Homespun any day! Instead, I quietly continued on with my browsing. What is a yarn snob like me doing at Michael’s, you ask? Usually I buy yarn online because I tend to find that my LYS has high prices and I’m highly intimidated by their clique like regulars, I always feel like I’m in the way of whatever party is going on. I only go when they have a sale or if I am feeling desperate for non-mass produced yarn brands and have no patience to wait for something to ship… but I digress. I went to Michael’s in search of baby-friendly yarn for yet another baby sweater.
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I found some Lion Brand Cotton Ease and grabbed a couple of colors in hopes of making a striped sweater for a girl. I started a top-down raglan sweater, but I didn’t like it so much. The yarn is sitting in my kitchen waiting to be knit up, but I’m still in search of a perfect sweater pattern! To make matters worse, I am making this for someone that leaves at the end of this month! Ack, no pressure…
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Sadly I have no photos to share, so I will leave you with a picture of the yummilicious sushi my husband made a week or so ago:
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Sushi
And yes, it was just as delicious as it looks!

Found it!

4 Dec

I always find things when I am not looking for them! Last night, while walking out of our bedroom I noticed something in a binder above my desk:

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My freakin’ moleskin, the one I’ve been looking for and given up on! Turns out it’s just been sitting on this shelf, tucked inside a binder that I use to organize various pattern from the web.  I don’t even remember how it got there, but I am so happy to have it back!

Lost!

21 Nov

Over the summer I started using a Moleskin notebook to write down ideas for potential patterns and notes for attempted patterns, both successful and unsuccessful. It made my life easier because writing everything down was so much better than trying to remember what did and didn’t work with a pattern.

This week, I wanted to finish a hat that I started making for a swap, which I wanted to blog about and share the pattern, but I cannot find the notebook! I looked everywhere, my car, the apartment, Louis’ car, my office…nothing. I can’t find it. The last time I remember seeing it was at a staff retreat which took place on Halloween. I knit a hat while things were happening. Now my fear is that I left it on the there on the table! I’m going to have to do some major cleaning this weekend because I really want it to be somewhere in my messy apartment.

Please….please…please be in my messy apartment!

Tomorrow: Felt Club

14 Jul
Felt Club

If you’re in L.A. tomorrow, you should stop by Felt Club!

New header!

4 Jul

Check it out! I couldn’t help myself when I saw these initial rings at GirlPROPS. I also bought this owl ring, but…uh—it broke already! It’s okay, that nothing some E6000 can’t fix!

Bienvenidos!

26 Jun

Welcome to my new blog! I had been kicking around the idea of starting a blog but didn’t because I’ve lost confidence in my follow through. However, I recently signed up for Ravelry, which is quite addicting, and I realized how useful a blog would be to my knitting/crochet projects. So, here I am!