Friday, March 05, 2010


1 year ago today, we moved into our first house. So many good times have already been had here. And there are so many more to come!

We bought a house that didn't NEED a lot of work. But it sure has been a lot of work. Wallpaper, paint, new fences... I didn't know what fun those things could be. And how much more there is to go!

As you well know, I'm enjoying the garden the most. And I've been searching high and low for the perfect gnome. I found him yesterday and thought it an appropriate anniversary gift to me!


We're still working on his name. There's a long list going on facebook.

I also grabbed these little mushroom stakes because they are just so cute.


Once the rain stops, we'll have to find the perfect place in the garden for him.

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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Teal is the New Black

My sister gave me a gift certificate to The Loopy Ewe for Christmas. So I placed an order in mid- February. I didn't realize it at the time but there's something similar with all of my purchases that day. See if you can figure it out...

Zauberball- Teal

Zauberball from Skacel

Sweet Georgia- Lakeshore Drive

Lakeshore Drive from Sweet Georgia

Colinette Jitterbug- Neptune

Neptune from Colinette

Knit Kit

A Knit Kit- Finally in a decent color. The white one looks like a pod of birth control pills!

Now that's a lot of teal/blue/turquoise yarn. Wonder why I was feeling "so blue" that day.


Monday, March 01, 2010

Stitches West 2010

Last Saturday, Brian and I made the trek from Napa to Santa Clara for a commando visit it Stitches West. We were only there for an hour or so because we were trying to get to my sister's house at the same time the baby got up from his nap. (Of course, that didn't work because babies have their own timing.) And in classic Nell style, I forgot the camera. So you'll have to make due with pictures of acquisitions only.

Anyway, I made a few quick purchases to show you.

First stop was Blue Moon Fiber Arts where 3 skeins jumped into my hands. (And I got to catch up with the wonderful TapMouse!)

BMFA- STR LW- Valentino

Socks That Rock Lightweight in Valentino.

BMFA- STR MW- Rare Gem

A purply Rare Gem in Mediumweight

BMFA- DeVine- My Blue Heaven

And a skein of De-Vine in My Blue Heaven. I've been ogling this yarn since Stitches last year. And the one thing I really wanted was this delicious skein. The color didn't come out very well in this photo. It's much richer and more saturated in real life.

Off we went to Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi Sock

Sock yarn in Peach Berry Smash. I haven't tried their yarn but this is lovely and smooshable.

Finally, Miss Babs' never disappoints. The sheer number of colors this woman dyes is incredible.

Miss Babs Sock- Cleopatra

Sock yarn in Cleopatra. Can't wait to see how this knits up. But for now, I'll just pat the skein.

I'm still knitting around here. Not just collecting yarn. Another cabled raglan for a friend's baby just needs sleeves. And my Central Park Hoodie needs the arms sewn on. They just aren't fitting correctly and have sent to time out.