owlmazing makes…nothing

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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:

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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.

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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

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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.

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

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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.

Sigh.

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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

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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.