Monday, February 14, 2011

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Here we are, Monday again. How was everyone's weekend? Did you get to knit/sew/craft to your little heart's content?

Sadly, my recent knitting has been on secret projects that I can't blog about yet. Three of my friends (including Robyn and Caroline) have either had their babies or are about to pop any minute now, and I've only recently gotten my act together to knit them something. I know... it's not like babies arrive into the world via spontaneous combustion or anything. I've known about these little dudes for months! But for some reason, I just didn't put "Baby" with "Knitted Gift Knit By Yours Truly" together until last week. *Sigh*

So far one of the intended recipients has received her gift, and I'll be getting started on the gifts for the other 2 mamacitas just as soon as I whip up a pair of socks for Émilie. (I've run out of yarn not once but TWICE while making her socks. I think she's due for a complete pair of her very own, don't you?)

So yeah, secret knitting. But! I also had the privilege of taking a feather from Kate's cap and acting as enabler to a newbie knitter by facilitating her very first visit to her LYS, Espace Tricot. She's been knitting with crap-yarn while teaching herself to knit via YouTube tutorials, but her progress has plateaued lately, and I figured a trip to the yarn store would be just the thing.

(OK that's a lie. I've been itching to go to that store for months and shamelessly used her as an excuse to scope it out. I regret nothing.)

Knowing how I tend to fall down hard when faced with large quantities of yarn, I gave myself some strictish guidelines as to stash enhancement: I would limit myself to yarn for one small project, and could only pay with cash.

OK fine, so I didn't exactly hold entirely true to my guidelines (was there ever any doubt in your mind?), I figure since only ONE of these is technically going to the stash (Émilie requested I make a pair of socks with the Zauberball as soon as I took it out of the bag), I didn't do too badly.

Happy Knitting, Everyone!


dawn said...

Wow, very pretty yarn. Technically you stuck to most of the guidelines...and seeing as you already started knitting with one it's not going into the stash.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Dawn cracks me up with her comment about it not being stash! LOL

That is really sweet of you to want to make something for Quentin. You really don't have to - but if you do - he thanks you in advance. Love that card you gave to your friend who already received her gift. It made me laugh.

How'd you run out of yarn twice on Emilie's socks? Did you find more on Ravelry and it still wasn't enough?

The Tough Love sock, is that Sweet Georgia? I had no idea Espace Tricot carries that? I love Sweet Georgia. I almost got to go to the SG studio while I was in BC but we ran out of time. I think Cynthia tried to hook it up but it just didn't work out.

chudoland said...

I love this yarn, the color is so powerful.

sapphireblue said...

Whatever excuse works. Must keep up the stash at all cost.

Big Girl Feet said...

Oooh I love your new additions- the sock colourway is so happy!!

Laurie said...

Great choices! And I love the card. Baby knitting...yup, you know it's coming, you even kinda know when...but it still doesn't prepare you, does it? LOL!

Sinéad said...

Zauberball! I have to balls of this stuff, I must dig it out. I adore the colours. Perfect for Émilie! The other skein is fab, what's it called? Tough Love Sock? Great name.