April 30, 2010
Erika let me pick out my birthday present while we were at Target (Always gotta make a Target run while you’re in a city that’s got one!) And, while there wasn’t much Liberty of London stuff around, (I was hoping to score some more stuff for the house, but didn’t find much) I found this jewel. I love it.
It’s the perfect size to hold our coffee! (And it has an airtight seal!)
And Hilary got me the cutest bread pan. It’s YELLOW!
I love yellow. And I love bread.
April 29, 2010
I promise to update soon about my trip, and about everything else going on, but now it’s time for Band Practice (we’ve got the big show coming up! so excited)
But for now:
April 27, 2010
A monkey for a friend, but she doesn’t know it yet, so I can’t reveal her identity.
I wasn’t so sure about the nose… it looked a little weird, but once it was all done I think it turned out ok.
Ezra didn’t approve, though.
He just wanted to spread yogurt on him.
April 22, 2010
Wanting to make something handmade for your sweet momma on mothers day? I found a website with TONS of DIY links to make just about anything! Knitting, sewing, crafting, and much more.
Luvinthemommyhood’s blog. Just because it’ll mean a lot more if it comes handmade, from you!
April 22, 2010
We’re having our CD release MAY 8TH here in Moscow, so you locals should come, you out-of-towners, you should come, too! Let me know if you want details for location! (The Hill’s farm!)
April 21, 2010
Want to see the swift in action? I had some inquiries as to how it actually worked… so here it is!
Yarn comes like so:
Or possibly like this:
Gently untwist it into a large circle:
Attach your swift to a stable surface (I used a heavy book shelf, so it wouldn’t budge)
Expand your swift, but not all the way:
Lift your yarn and put it around the swift, making sure not to get it hooked on the edges. No tangles!
Find your end:
Start making a ball:
Keep rolling, and voila! You’ve got yourself a ball of yarn!
And that’s my swift!
April 19, 2010
So, remember like, two days ago when I was all excited because I ordered a swift?
My bad. My bad. My bad.
I need to remember things like “Don’t buy things that you’ve been telling your husband you want for the past 6 months, especially 2 1/2 weeks before your birthday”- ever heard of that one? Yikes. Luckily, I was able to cancel my order before it shipped, so I wasn’t even charged, or had to go through an annoying return process!
Paul got me an amazing GREEN swift! It’s so cute. It’s, um… retro? (Old, but not an antique, still pretty sturdy.) He found it at The Storm Cellar, and saw me oogling it when we were there a few weeks ago. I’ll post pictures soon. He let me have it early because I am working on a sweater (made from Cascade Eco, which needed to be balled), so I am a happy camper!
That and I get to meet Louella (newborn daughter of one of my closest Moscow friends) this evening, and I am so excited to give her the Ripple Blanket!
Ok. Off to work!
April 18, 2010
I finished Louella’s ripple baby blanket, and I am so excited to give it to her! I know it’s sort of boy colors, but I started it before she was born, and plus, her mom digs brown and blue, so you know, it works.
The ripple blanket is so fun and easy. I love it.
April 17, 2010
I caved and finally bought myself a swift. It should be here next week, and I am excited to put it to use! I’ve got 4 skeins of Eco Wool waiting to be balled and sweaters to make, so this should be a nice little treat. For me, and for Paul (I always make him hold the yarn while I ball it!)
Hooray for Amazon!