Monday, September 10, 2012

Well, it has been weeks since I have posted and I am so sorry.  I have had a lot going on and I have been meaning to post, and then the days go by with no posts.

I got NEW NEEDLES!  Yes I did!  I got a set of Signature Needles and they are awesome.  Yes, they are pricey, but the yarn moves like butter on the needles.....I just love them.  They are circular needles, but I want to start saving my pennies and get a set of the straights in 7" as well.  I had two Signature needles that I bought years ago (probably 2009 or 2010).  But they were 4" needle sizes and I could not figure out why I did not use them that much.  Well, it was because they were on two projects that were in 'time out'.  So, when I started using the needles again, I realized how much I loved them and how much more I would love them if I got them in 5".  So I got a set of 7 32" circular needles, sizes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.  The 7's are on backorder, but I have a set of 7's in the 4".  The needle tips are stilleto and so awesome.  Then I got one set of 7's in 7" straights with the tear drop top.....I love them too....and like I said earlier, I will start saving my pennies to get more of these.

Here are pics of what they look like:

I think I also mentioned that I made a scarf for a scarf swap.  Well, my recipient liked her scarf....and I LOVE the scarf I got.  It is all different colors, and it is like a cowl...then, my person (her name is Shama, sounds like Mama) made me a card holder out of Longhorn Fabric!  She is soooooo awesome!!!

My daughter liked the scarf I made for my recipient, that I am now making one for a greenish grey yarn by Rowan (notice the needles):

I also loaded a bunch more yarn to my Ravelry Stash....this has been a much larger undertaking than I thought it would be.  I figured I better get it done before I forget what has been done and what hasn't been done.  I thought I had it all done, but realized I have 3 small drawers that still need to be done and then I am FINALLY finished!  All new purchases will be entered immediately!!  One other thing.....once I got done entering (almost all) my yarn, I was contacted by a lady via Ravelry that wants to buy some of my is just $7.00, but hey, every penny can be used towards more yarn!

Lastly, there is a lady that I work with and I taught her to knit.  Her name is Darlene and I love her dearly (she is a God Send to me!)  She has been looking for Wollmeise yarn in a grasshopper color for a long time....we (both of us) searched high and low and I found some for sale, but it was in Norway, and it was going to cost about $30.00 just for the shipping.  So, she contacted another lady (Ruby) that is a member of an online knitting group here in Texas (it is called Lone Star State Knitters).....well, that lady had some, so Darlene bought the yarn from her.....and Darlene surprised me with a skein of the same yarn in a Wasabi color!  I LOVE it....I will make another Nuvem with it.  Darlene is such a great knitter that when she was at my house this past weekend for SNB, she taught a new lady how to knit!  She has come so far in such a short amount of time, and I am oh so very proud of her!

Here is the pic of goodies Darlene got from Ruby....the deep green is grasshopper, and the yellow green is wasabi for me....Thank you Darlene and Ruby!!!

Happy Monday Everyone!

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