Fiber Friday

Fiber Friday

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.
 This bag is made incredibly well, it is totally lined with a coordinating fabric and has interior pockets for notions, skeins of yarn and yarn loops to keep skeins from tangling. The bag has a reinforced, round base that allows it to stand upright; it closes with a drawstring. I got this to go with it....

Pattern keeper
Interior of pattern keeper.
The pattern keeper is cool, opened it has a clear page protector into which you slide your pattern, the little clasp creates a stand so you can view the pattern in a easel format. There is a zippered pocket on the outside, large enough to stow a crochet hook, small scissors and stitch markers...
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.
These are novel and fun, and can be used in a book or with the pattern keeper. I am such a space shot that I need this type of visual aid to keep me on course when working a chart or pattern. The magnets grab the page and can be moved as you knit through a chart or written directions.

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
1.   BFF Cowl. Knitty has a new edition up and this pattern seems to be on the lips of many of the bloggers and podcasters that I follow. Modeled on the concept of friendship bracelets, you knit one half, your BFF knits the other half, you exchange them and connect the live stitches. I have two friends asking me to knit my half and receive theirs. We are at the point of selecting yarns and colors.

Little Whiskers hat
2. My good friend has asked me to join her in a KAL for this hat. We both have had feline buddies leave us recently and this is a tribute to them.

Cambrian Cowl
3. While listening to Stockinette Zombies, I heard about this quick knit. I have some heavier gauge yarn waiting to be knit up into an early addition to my gift basket.

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.




Comments

WonderWhyGal said…
I spent a pretty penny at the Slipped Stitch shop awhile back. Too many beautiful items that we have to have.

Love those patterns you picked out too.
Amy said…
I love love love SSS :D I have a couple of project bags from her and I just purchased the swift cover.

:) I will be posting a SSS give away on my blog this weekend too!
Gail said…
Your new knitting bag and accessories are adorable! Looking forward to seeing your BFF in progress :-)
Hi Erin, what great finds!
Thanks for being a part of Blogtoberfest, hosted by Cathy aka {tinniegirl} last year. Thought you might be interested to know that we're running it again in 2012. You can find all the info at: http://isawyoudancing.blogspot.com.au/p/blogtoberfest-2012.html
And we're kicking off this Monday! Would love to see you there.
Kat xxx
Evelyn said…
Great bag and accessories! Let's hope we both can get a lot of knit time this weekend.

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