I have been busy with work this week and have missed my knitting life online and on the blog. It is Friday and I plan to get underway with knitting, organizing and writing. Her I have a number of things to tell you, some are fiber related, others fall into the category of organizing and protecting the fiber.
First, I am participating in the KAL "Sock the Vote" which begins on Monday. I got a package from Mel which has some really nice surprises....but I can't show you until Monday. I joined the Toe Up Party, I will use the yarn I ordered through Mel for this group, I will knit a sock pattern from the toe up.
Mel made each of us a knitting project bag, and in it she enclosed my hand dyed yarn from Space Cadet Creations. Also tucked inside I found a bumper sticker, stitch markers, a pewter tone hand that is engraved with "Hand Made", coupons and an origami star. Such fun! I am still trying to settle on one toe up pattern that I will cast on starting Monday. We will be knitting the socks for the month and Mel has contests, and swag, and convos planned at the Ravelry forum page for the SinglehandedKnits group.
I promise I will share pictures of my goodies, but until Monday, I plan to keep it on the down low out of consideration to Mel and the others who are still awaiting their packages.
|Imported from http://www.flickr.com/groups/matryoshka/pool/page3/?view=ju|
Soooooo, I fell into another rabbit hole. Um, I promise I did it in support of an indie Etsy shop. In the name of Matryoshka dolls, I splurged and got some goodies using the money I earned tutoring a first grader last week.... wanna see??
|Home page here.|
|Large project bag from Slipped Stitch Studios.|
|Interior of pattern keeper.|
I got these to go with the pattern keeper.....
|Place keeper magnets, two are measuring tapes, one has the steps to doing the kitchener stitch.|
Will you go and check out the shop? I have to say that right now she has the most interesting fabrics that are Halloween themed. Go and look, and if you order before September 30, enter this coupon code WELCOMEHOME2012 (from Slipped Stitch Studio's Facebook page) to get 15% off your order. The other coupon code is good until October 1, 2012 ans if you use FREESHIPSEPTEMBER2012, you get, uyuh, free shipping... good until October 1, 2012
I can attest to her speedy shipping, emails with a tracking number/links, awesome packaging, and high quality goods. I don't think you will be disappointed. I hope my next purchases will be a yarn swift bag and a needle holder for a sock project.
|Hand-dyed yarns from Forest Greener on eBay|
These skeins have been languishing but will become projects soon. I have a number of patterns I hope to match to stash yarns. Here's what's hovering around in the "idea lightbulb" over my head.
|BFF Cowl, Ysolda Teague and Stephanie Dosen|
|Little Whiskers hat|
I have more but will stop here. I encourage you to visit Slipped Stitch Studios page and just give a look at her innovative and unique knitting storage.
In the area of F/O Friday and Fiber Friday, venture over to Tami's Amis and WonderWhyGal's Fiber Friday posts for more inspiration.