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  1. I heart you, Yarn.

    February 1, 2012 by enid

    I wish I could quit you yarn. But I can’t I love yarn, it all started about seven years ago. We had moved out the country and all my arts and craft things had been packed away. We were in transition, between houses. We would be in the rental house to short a time for me to set up shop with all my crafting wares. So I took that opportunity to pick up knitting. Little did I know that it would be my number one love. It started with a red scarf project and a coffee shop in East Cupcake, TX. The owner of that shop was an avid knitter and she became my fairy knit mother. I taught myself how to knit thanks to some books from the library, and the internet. Then Betsy really showed me how its done. Love that woman too. She took me to my first yarn sale at the Yarn Barn. She introduced me to the ladies of Elann.com which is a community of the nicest, and most helpful of all groups. I really do owe my love of knitting to them. If my experience had been any different, I probably would have easily gone back to my other artistic passions.

    I so I really didn’t want to be cliche and do some red heart things for this February’s calender, but somehow it fits. My love for yarn started with a red scarf, and I love yarn, why not in case it in a pretty little heart. It’s February in any case. Love is in the air, and in all the stores, why not slap it on your desktop too.

    So here it is from me to you, Happy February! I hope it’s filled with lots of happy warm yarny goodness.

    February 2012 1440 x 900

     

    Happy BirthMonth, Betsy!! I heart you too, my friend.


  2. Finished Project: Daybreak Shawl.

    September 26, 2011 by enid

    Finally a completed project. I have been MIA for a while now, and for that I apologize. My mom is here on vacation from Chile, and my aunt also came. So I have had a house full and up until now didn’t have a second to myself to post anything. But since we are crafty woman, I’ve been able to share knitting details and work on projects. I really love having my family here, but sadly the time just fly and soon our visit will be over. I think I’m going to have to stock up on some tissue boxes, for our drive to the airport.

    In these few days, I was able to finish daybreak. Neapolitan Daybreak I call it. 🙂

    Blocking

    I soaked it over night. No reason really, just worked out that way. No color bleeds, like my friends shawl that I blocked. I didn’t have blocking wires this time so I used the pins. After using blocking wires, I realized that pins are not so friendly, but they did the job.

    Neapolitan flavors.

    It always surprises me how much a shawl will grow. But then again this is only my second shawl. LOL.

    Close up

    I’ve included to to see the color progressions. Not sure how well they will translate on your computer screens.

    Coming up next: a short little photo show and tell on how to block a circular shawl. Gorgeous shawl, I know you will love it.

     

     

     



  3. Impromptu road trips

    July 25, 2011 by enid

    I had the coolest day today. My girlfriend Michelle and I decided we needed to pay the local yarn shops a visit. Except it was Sunday and our choices were limited and by limited I mean AWESOME! We decided The Tinsmith’s Wife in Comfort, TX, was a must and maybe Yarnivore which was closer to us. So we agreed on a time and place to meet and I drove up but not before we clapped and squealed like little school girls. Well I did most of the squealing. It had been over a yearn since my last Comfort visit. The shop is so nice. Warm, inviting and fully stocked with some of the best crack, I mean YARN yes yarn.

    Arriving in Comfort we realized we had about fifteen minutes or so to spare before the shop opened. Well that’s just a kick in the pants, we just had to stop at the bistro around the corner. Please pardon the food porn, I know this is mostly a yarn blog, but in order to go to Tinsmith’s it’s a must I repeat must visit. 814 A Texas Bistro. This my friends is the reason.

    814 Burger

    After that scrumptious lunch, with our bellies full of burger goodness we headed back to the yarn shop. The service is great, they are so helpful and pleasant, I always look forward to coming back. I walked around with my eyes glazed over and my mouth going a mile a minute. Just like my kids do when they get so excited. That place is so exciting, yarn shops are exciting. Fibers of all kinds, when you think you felt the softest yarn, then next one is just as soft or even softer. UGH!! Torture I tell ya, pure torture. 😀 I am a little proud, but also embarrassed to say that I only came out of that shop with 3 skeins of Rowan’s Kid Silk Haze in Black Currant.

    Black Currant Kidsilk Haze

    Oh I have plans for my preciouses I do. I already started a swatch.

    “Do we have time?” I asked.

    “yup” she replied

    And in flash we appeared at the doorsteps of Yarnivore. I hadn’t been there in a while either so took the time and checked everything out thoroughly. I left with some Mini Mochi

    Mini Mochi -306 Redzone

     

    I was thinking of incorporating this mochi, with the kidsilk. I started the swatch and then added the mochi. I did not like it at all. I know I should have given it a shot but I’m going to pass on that adventure for now and just make these into dashing or fetching. I think they will look so nice. More to come.