Sunday, March 31, 2013


IMG_0026 What a wonderful month this has been, this month of March! I spent the first Sunday of the month at the Dragonfly Fibers studio acquiring yarn and learning new techniques. I picked up the last of the Blue Face Worsted in Dragonberry and cast on for a Central Park Hoodie. I'm questioning the sizing I selected. I've been studying up and trying to translate these mad skilz into customizing the fit of this sweater. I'm usually a bit more of a rule follower, so this is some uncharted territory for me! Wish me luck! I adore the color and feel of this yarn. I have also cast on The Albers Shawl for my grab and go mindless knitting. This WILL take forever, this more than 3,000 yards of lace weight. Garter stitch, no less. The good news is that somewhere along the way I have become a process person. This is huge for me, as I have always been so very goal oriented. I guess I've just surrendered to the inevitable -this mama o'seven doesn't have too many real claims on her time. IMG_0010 Also at the studio that day, I practiced making punis with the talented Kate of Gourmet Stash. IMG_0023 Those I bought from Gourmet Stash. These I made: IMG_0021IMG_0019 I was even lucky enough to win a set from the Gourmet Stash Blog giveaway.IMG_0798 I won the green punis and nail polish. That is some ahhmazing polish. Gonna have to look into that for some more. Very decadent. You know you want those bright little fibery tribbles. Fun, right? I couldn't resist buying them and you can get some right here! This month I've also designed and knit a handspun laceweight shawl, worked on some hexipuffs, did some swatching, and spindled to my heart's content. IMG_0039 IMG_0017 IMG_0031 IMG_0038 Ok, friends... I'll leave you with some images of other things that have brought me joy this month. IMG_0028 Have you ever tried an Earl Grey latte? Do eeet. Seriously. Oh, and this little corner of my home...IMG_0048 The mirror is a Christmas gift that one of my little guys made a few years ago. The curly willow I just couldn't resist. It's from the Terminal Market in Philly. Ahh, Spring!