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I’ll be brief October 19, 2007

Filed under: me — Emily @ 1:47 pm

Today is the day I turn 30.

There’s a lot of stress in my life right now, and there are also happy things.  I tend to internalize stuff which is why I’m stressed.  I’ll probaby be MIA for a while.  I’ll keep commenting and such, so you won’t think I’m dead or anything.  And of course I’ll be checking my email. 


To Stacy who was interested in the Trekking yesterday October 16, 2007

Filed under: knitting — Emily @ 10:26 am

I sent an email to the email address you provided in your comment, but I haven’t heard back from you and was wondering if it had gotten caught in your spam filter.  Please let me know if you are still interested.



Destashorama Part II

Filed under: yarn — Emily @ 10:16 am

Same intro as yesterday:  All yarn is from a smoke-free home, however, there are cats here and they shed.  Even though they don’t play with the yarn, I’m sure it has come into contact with cat hair.  If you would sneeze standing 5 feet behind me in the grocery store checkout because I have a lone cat hair on my shirt, please don’t take this yarn.  All yarn has an asking price, but all prices are negotiable, especially if you take it all.  All prices include shipping inside the continental United States.  If you want me to ship somewhere else, I will for an additional $2.  Items will ship once payment has been received.  I prefer Paypal.  Leave me a comment and use a valid email address PLEASE!  Hunkey Dorey?

Ok, here are the goods.

Skacel Adagio, colorway Teal (06) Dyelot 102989 2 skeins. One skein was knit for a few yards, frogged, and rewound into a ball by hand. The other is in a yarn cake. Asking $18 for both.


Classic Elite Star 3 colors –
Scarlet: Color # 5158 Dyelot 1412, 2 whole skeins plus two partial balls.
Blush: Color # 5119 Dyelot 553, 1 whole skein plus one almost complete ball.
Black: Color # 5113 Dyelot 1415, 2 whole skeins.
Asking $25 for the whole lot, or $5.25 per skein.


Frabjous Fibers, Recycled Sari Silk, No colorway or dyelot. 2 skeins. Asking $15 per skein or buy both for $28.


I have a couple other items that are pending sale on Ravelry, and if those two sales fall through I’ll toss ’em up here as well. 


Destashorama part I October 15, 2007

Filed under: yarn — Emily @ 8:54 am

It’s time to clean out the closet and let some stuff go to a good home.  Part I is the sock yarns.

All yarn is from a smoke-free home.  There are cats living here, and even though I do not allow them to roll around in the yarn, I’m sure some cat hair has come in contact with it.  All prices are negotiable, and include shipping.  I take Paypal, cash, check etc, and item will ship when payment has been received.  Leave a comment if you want anything. 

**SOLD*** Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, colorway Aslan (76) Dyelot 2904 2 skeins. (On the right side of the picture below.) Asking $15 for both.


***Sold*** Brown Sheep Wildfoote, colorway Jungle (SY-15) Dyelot 007 2 skeins. (Center of picture.) Asking $10 for both.

Online Supersocke 100, colorway 838 Dyelot 69465 1 skein. (Left side of picture) Asking $8.


**Sold** Trekking XXL, colorway 102 Dyelot 4200 1 skein. Asking $12.

Manly Trekking

Crystal Palace Panda Cotton, colorway Lacquer Red (0211) Dyelot A 2 skeins. Asking $12 for both.

panda cotton

***Sold!*** Rio de la Plata Merino Sock, colorway SP19 (colors violet tulip, blazing yellow, lavender herb, honey mustard, and ethereal blue) No dyelot on the tag. 1 skein. Asking $12. This one has been wound into a yarn cake.

Riodelaplata closeup

Crafty in a Good Way Kona Sock, colorway Forest Floor, No Dyelot on tag. 1 skein. Asking $10. Wound into a yarn cake.

craftyinagoodway Forest02

Once I’m approved, I’ll also put these up on the Destash for Cash site.

Part II will be a mix and match of mostly worsted to bulky wool, and 3 different colors of Classic Elite Star (the cotton/elastic blend.)  I just need to get pictures taken.


Positive Progress October 12, 2007

Filed under: knitting,Socks — Emily @ 3:19 pm

For the first part of the week, my knitting was on a decidedly negative turn.  First Shedir, and then an attempt at Bellatrix (again) resulted in frogging.  I’ve finally started knitting something that’s not going to get frogged!

Flutter-By sock for Maggie

These are the Flutter-By socks (link in sidebar), using Koigu KPPPM P408.  I used a twisted 1×1 rib instead of a standard one, which I think you can tell by the biasing it produces.  But when it’s worn I don’t think it’ll matter.

That’s all I’ve got today, folks.  The brain just isn’t too chatty right now.  Have a nice weekend!


Today I will be positive October 9, 2007

Filed under: yarn — Emily @ 9:59 am

I’ve been complaining a lot this month, but what I really think is happening is a karmic kind of balance.  Sure, there’s been some bad, but there’s been some really good stuff too.

I’m one of those people who never win anything, so when I win two contests in a row I really feel lucky.  The first one was Sheri‘s September Loot. 


Two highly-coveted skeins of sock yarn!


Yarntini Variegated in Pumpkin Spice – destined to be Monkeys for my sister.



Wollmeise Superwash Sockenwolle in Raku-Regenbogen. I had a hard time getting all the colors in this colorway in the picture. Basically, it’s a rainbow but all the colors are muted and fall-like. I don’t normally gravitate to these colors when shopping, but I love them here!

Thanks, Sheri!

The second contest I won was Knitnzu‘s Belated Blogiversary. I won more yarn and a special extra something….



Artful Yarns: Shakespeare. I haven’t done any research on it yet, but I think it’s a bulky single ply. I’m trying to decide if it’ll be soft enough for a new hat for Ladybug. What do you think, Lisa?


And the little something extra is this too cute DPN case! We have a red and white polka-dot obsession going on at the house right now because of Ladybug’s Minnie Mouse costume. I’ve already got my size 1’s in there now.  Thanks Lisa, and I wish you many more happy blogiversaries!


Shedidn’t work out October 8, 2007

Filed under: knitting — Emily @ 8:02 am

The llama/silk blend just wasn’t right for the pattern.  It’s very soft and drapy, and the cables just didn’t pop the way they were supposed to.  I made it through row 17 before this realization.

Plus, I really need to learn how to cable without the cable needle before I try this hat again. 

The tubular cast on was pretty, though.


So I am back to socks. I put myself to sleep last night mentally combing through my stash and various patterns, and I think I found a winning combination. Once I frog this hat I’ll get casting on.