Month: April 2011

Spoiled Continued

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I wasn’t joking when I said I was spoiled for my birthday this year.  This is a cowl that my sister-in-law, Dorothee, knit for me for my birthday!  Isn’t it stunning??  She’s an amazing crocheter who just started to knit recently and she’s picking it up like a pro!  Check out her blog.  The yarn was hand spun by Quilt Otaku and was the star of the white elephant gift exchange at our knit night.  I’m so glad I didn’t win it now because I don’t know if I would have knit something up as lovely as this. 
 
birthdayDorothee also crocheted this baby blanket that features the same stitch that was in a blanket my grandmother made for me when I was a baby.  So sweet!!  My daughter loves it.

I also received some gift certificates to Green Planet Yarn.  And they just had their “make your own sale” sale.  I pulled a 20% off chip this time, but have pulled a 40% off chip twice before.  And this is what I got… Malabrigo, Madeline Tosh Lace, Lorna’s Laces Greenline Oh MY!

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birthdayAnd I grabbed this cute pattern book by Debbie Bliss and started a little cardi for Sophia to wear at easter.  I don’t think I’m goign to finish in time though.  I got all this yarn and only paid $7 bucks after my gift certificates! 
So… yeah, I’m spoiled!!  Thanks everyone!!  I better get started on Dorothee’s cowl now!!

 

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Spoiled

Marisa's handspun

Did you know that I have the best friends in the whole wide world?  My dear friend from Quilt Otaku hand spun this for me for my birthday!!  I know, amazing right??  She is multi-talented, you have to check out her blog if you haven’t arleady.  I need an extra special project to show off this amazing yarn.

The fiber is from a Verb for Keeping Warm.
Content: 50% silk, 50% merino
Name: Hyacinth
Weight: 4 oz.
Length: 520 yards!!!

Now for some pattern shopping on ravlery 🙂