owlmazing makes…nothing


Yesterday, Chris (boyfriend) and I went christmas shopping. In between all of the madness I stopped into a yarn shop that I had yet to be to, Yarns, etc.

I knew they sold Lorna’s Laces which I don’t think is carried anywhere else that I have been here, so I went straight to them. I picked out 2 skeins, which was definitely ENOUGH indulgence.

First, above, the River Shepherds Socks. OMG I love it so much. I am going to make Darjeeling, out of my favorite book right now:


Yes. Oh, this is love. I want to make almost every pattern in the book. I will definitely give this the full review it deserves sometime later on. See those yellow socks on the cover? I NEED THEM.

I’m actually making darjeeling first though, I think. Still no yarn for those yellow beauts.


And then there was the natural I bought yesterday as well. And the crazy awesome sloooowly color changing SUNRISE LOOKIN’ sock yarn going on up top. This is art by ana yarn I bought at knit knackers some time ago. I think this pattern is going to look amazing in this slowly changing yarn. I think I’m going to start from the yellow end. I have EVERYTHING ready, including my first ever pair of addis. Can’t believe I haven’t tested them yet. This is being cast on ASAP!!

Stripe Study Shawl by Veera Valimaki.

So that is what I bought…and what I am doing with it!

Do you plan out your projects like this too?

Owlmazing makes…plans


My goals today:

Do not go out in this first snow other than to mail a special someone’s package!

Knit on my moms socks.

don’t freak out about running out of yarn for your whistler beanie.

Clean a lot of stuff.

Keep knitting.

Do a happy dance. You just ordered yarn for GNOME MITTENS AND YOUR FIRST SWEATER!!! YEAAAAAH BAYBAY.

Do not go to the yarn store. Do not go to the yarn store. REPEAT.


Check out this bad boy. mom’s #1 sock.


Now to make them match 😉 one month and 2 days till christmas!!!

Hopefully I finish them before the yarn gets here for these. It’s going to be really hard to not knit them. REALLY hard. I am in love with these gnomes. I might even marry one.

owlmazing makes…purchases. and mistakes.

Yesterday I went to one of my LYS’s, wool-tyme. I had a few things in mind that I needed. I happened to have some MAJOR mishaps though.

  • I bought 2 sets of wrong length circulars
  • I LOST a skein of yarn on my way home
  • Chris didn’t even like the yarn I  bought to make a hat for him.


I made it home with:

  • 2 skeins of sublime DK cashmere merino silk blend yarn in white/creme, and 1 in a purpley color (The second purple fell out of my bag on the way home! 😦 )
  • 1 80 cm US 7 circ and 1 US 8
  • 1 set GOOD bamboo needles in size 4 for my beekeepers quilt 🙂
  • 1 more skein of arequipa on sale for said quilt
  • 1 pattern booklet to make a hat from this purple yarn from
  • TEENY TINY MOCHI MOCHI by anna hrachovec






I knit this littttle puffy 🙂

Hope my next trip is less disastrous! I am ok with chris thinking the creme is too ‘femme’ for him….it’s mine now! Muahaha. Cashmere Merino Silk is my new best friend FOREVER.

Did I mention it takes me 49 minutes just to get to this place by bus? GEESH. I went specifically for the sublime though. Mmmm. Sublime.