Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Grandma's Scarf *SPOILER WARNING*

So if you're related to me, you better not be reading this!

For Christmas my mom talked me into making scarves for our ENTIRE family. I figured it wouldn't be too bad. I can knit up a scarf in a day or two.


I am so tired of this scarf. I'm only like a fourth of the way done with it, and I'm so bored with it! As soon as I finish my mary jane slippers I MUST start working on this again. I have to do 31 scarves. 31!!! I can't even finish 1! This is going to be so crazy.

Well here it is so far:

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I'm using some unknown yarn. It's cheap (acrylic), but surprisingly very soft.

Anyway, here's a cute little mp3 cozy I knitted a couple of days ago. Just for fun.
I love turquoise and pink together.

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Current WIPS:

Grandma's Scarf *ugh*
Mary Jane Slippers (almost done with the 1st one)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

First Post!

Woohoo first post!

So I just got back from Chicago a few days ago, and I came back with SOOO much yarn! It's amazing. Anyway, I got this list of knitting stores in Chicago from a user on Craftster, and I wrote down all of the addresses of the ones I wanted to go to. I ended up being satisfied with only going to 2 of them. I spent about $80 on yarn, and I got a ton of stuff. I went to Loopy Yarns and Midwest Discount Yarns. Both were amazing. I got a skein of some beautiful rainbow sock yarn and some purple baby alpaca. I can't decide what I'm going to knit with either of them. Well clearly a pair of socks, but I don't know what style. At Midwest Discount Yarns I got a few cottons, a few acrylics, and some wool. I got the best deal ever on the acrylics. I got a bag of hot pink thick and quick, 6 skeins total, for about $9, and a bag of lime green thick and quick, 7 skeins, for about $10. AMAZING! I was so excited. It's not the best, but it's good for when I just want something cheap and easy. I also scored some cheap black cotton at a thrift store called Hidden Treasures. Two small hanks and a small ball for $1. It's awesome.

Anyway, here's some pictures of the yarn I got:

Current WIPs:

Mary Jane slippers
Grandma's Scarf