Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cozy Saturday

Oh...I finally made it to the knitting store! After a crazy week, all I wanted on Friday was to gather knitting supplies. I was on my way out the door and the bell rang....a masonary giving an estimate on the chimney. I hadn't been contacted that he would be looking at some brick that was damaged in a windstorm last week. I basically said...there's the chimney, there's the fallen brick...I'm off to the yarn store! He looked at my like I was crazy!

Here's what I grabbed...two great Manos yarns...a silk blend and a soft merino. I may add a strand of mohair as well. Happy Saturday!

Friday, April 11, 2014

End of Week!

I'm so excited to finally have this week wrap up. Way too much running around. I want a quiet knitting weekend and I'm searching for a perfect pink yarn. I'm not a pink girl...but I have an olive green down vest from Banana Republic that pink would look great with. 

I found this pink hand spun on Pinterest but sadly the link is no longer avalable. I just love these deep, rich colors!

I also found a great Etsy shop from Canada that offers amazing, unique yarn. I love this's about 97 yards and a great worsted weight. You can peek at this beautiful shop here!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Warm Tones

I've never been much of a pastel person. I love rich neutrals and I am a huge fan of deep, warm oranges.  I feel like I somehow have ten different knitting ideas going on....but I love this simple, wrappy scarf the most. I'm working with two different spice-y toned yarns. I think I need a good movie to watch tonight so I can have a solid two hours to catch up on some of these knitting projects...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

So Talented

I look online for knitting ideas all the time. I stalk Ravelry and Pinterest. When I go into a yarn store I literally cannot decide what to buy first....the textures and colors are all so amazing. But nothing inspires me as much as seeing a project a friend is working on. I have such creative, talented girlfriends. I mentioned that one friend is doing a cowl in linen stitch. Here's her work using Berroco Brio yarn...isn't it just fantastic?!

Love how this thick/thin yarn is infused with a shimmery metallic thread.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday Project

I need a good knitting project for the week. I have over-scheduled days ahead filled with talent show tryouts, school planning meetings, softball practices and orthodontist appointments. I need a fun, new project to keep inspired and focused during all this running around and waiting time. I also need to sit down with a good cup of coffee and map out a list of what's really essential to do this week and what's not.....

My first of what's going to be several cups of coffee this morning. Love this mug I found at Anthropologie. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Tie One On

Over the weekend, I came across the beautiful work of the Etsy shop Doloris Petunia. I was on Pinterest and saw all these amazing bracelets, necklaces and cuffs. Too many favorites to feature here.....this shop has an amazing collection. Peek here to look at the work of this California based artist. Here are a handful of the bracelets I just love. Cannot wait to order
 this week! Happy Sunday! xo

Friday, April 4, 2014

Fresh Linen

There is one thing about my knitting...I tend to knit what I know. I knit because it's relaxing so I tend to not break out of my element because, to me, there's nothing relaxing about complicated stitches and hard to follow patterns. That said, I need to change things up a tiny bit. A girlfriend last night told me of a cowl she's knitting in a linen stitch. This I could try.....I googled around...there's also a half linen stitch. I've looked at lots of pages...I love these examples:

Serenity Knitters has beautiful ideas! Peek here to check out this amazingly creative blog!

Love this pretty yarn that I saw here at Enchanted Mama.