Monday, March 31, 2008

Aarrrgh! Colors vs. Pattern

Ok, here's the deal...
Another lovely KAL; because you see...I have an addiction. Mystic Light.
Here was my completed first clue...yes...was. It splashed into the frog pond last night when I realized I did not want to go on with clue 2 only to really not see the design pattern.

I was using
Rhode Island Red from Socks That Rock, it is beautiful yarn, and a dream to work with, but it's too many colors detracts from the actual shawl pattern. IMO.

I was looking at a few other choices online. Shaefer Anne has 2 colors that I like; one is Clara Barton and the other is A-52. Another color that I think may do well with this pattern is from Dream in Color (smooshy), Lipstick Lava. These all seem to be a version of semi solid dyed yarn, rather than varigated yarn.

Of course I cannot locate any of these locally. Today I scooted around town in search, only to find nothing suitable. I was hoping to get it today, so at the very least I could get re-started on clue 1 before clue 2 comes out on Wednesday. Alas, it appears I will have to be ordering online. Which means waiting for shipping...aaarrrrgh!

Which color do you like???

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Wicked Stitch Goes Green

It was bound to happen...I am now a Green Witch! Even though I still have a black thumb and can kill any plant by merely looking in it's direction....I am talking about Green as in eco-friendly!

Yes, the time had finally come to trade in the Family Assault Vehicle. With gas prices as high as they are, and expected to go higher in the months to come....the Trailblazer 4 wheel drive had to go. You know it's time to re evaluate, when you car payment plus 1 month worth of gas is damn near your mortgage payment. Talk about a tragic nightmare!

So long to my Chevy Gas Guzzling had a good run and I do adore you, but you are killing our poor, pathetic, recessive dollars.

Say Hallo To My Little Friend....the family friendly, gas friendly and eco lovin', not to mention cute and full of goodies....

Monday, March 03, 2008

Better to blog with no pictures or not blog at all?

Me??? I choose to not blog at all. After all, what fun is it without photos?

I have been steadily chugging along on my SotS2. Almost done with hint 3, I am SO behind.

I have completed Nephew #3's birthday ghan! Pattern here

starghan for Nephew #3

Along with a dandy lil handmade tag! I am sure the next few tags will come out better, but not too shabby for my very first attempt! I learned this nifty how to from Futuregirl's tutorial. She totally kicks ass!

handmade label

I have found and received the most perfect yarn for the Mystic Light KAL beginning later this month. It is from BMFA, Socks that Rock in Rhode Island Red.

BMFA STR Rhode Island Red

That's about it! No progress pics of the Y4S Crystalline socks, or SotS2. Heck, I have yet to even cast on for MS7 with Goddess Knits! *bad Knitter*

Here is the sky this morning around 7am! Yesterday was 65 degrees, today it was 71 and the wind kicked up to bring clouds and rain for this evening. I thought the sky was so pretty, that I just had to snap a pic before taking my daughter to school.

March morning sky2