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Archive for February, 2010

Loved by Loopy (and Ramblin)

February means groundhogs, hearts, and apparently snow every five days.  It also means the yearly installment of The Loopy Ewe Valentine’s kit.  There’s always a lot of interest in this one, and when Sheri said she picked this dyer from one of the submissions for her sock club, I think speculation soared.   Sheri was kind enough to leak a spoiler a little while before the kit went live.  I liked it, but it wasn’t something I absolute had to buy that second from work. (not that I ever buy yarn from work *whistles innocently*)  I wasn’t going to be home until much later that night, but it was Ramblin made sure his girl got a kit.

2010 Loved by Loopy kit

2010 Loved by Loopy kit

And here is another picture without the wrapper, so you can see more of the pinky goodness.

Strawberry Chocolate Ganache without the wrapper

Strawberry Chocolate Ganache without the wrapper

The yarn is Fiesta Baby Boom, with a hand-dyed, hand-sewn project bag from 3am Enchantments, and the cutest post-it note holder.  No pattern this year, but that just means the fun of searching Ravelry for inspiration.

Ramblin, btw, attained Loopy Groupie status with that order.  He’s thrilled.  :)

New month, hopefully a good one

Well, things lightened up at work just in time for us to go into bug-out mode.  We’ve known for  a while that we would be moving from our falling-down building into a newly-renovated space and have got to watch the renovations happen just down the street from our current location.  We’ve emerged from our spring semester stupor to realize they are laying carpet.  That just leaves cubicle walls, and then we’ve got to move!

So, much of the last few days has been spent going through storage stuff and dividing it between keeping, keeping in our storage, keeping in university storage, tossing, and shredding.  Tossing is my favorite.  We’ve just had so much junk for so long, and a move is an excellent opportunity to take a hard look at what you’re doing and determine if it really needs done.  It’s a great time to streamline.

I’m keeping on keepin’-on with the socks.  I’m not entirely convinced the yarn doesn’t fight too much with the pattern, but at this point, I’m just going with it.

Knitspot Flaming Desire in See Jayne Knit "Autumn Blaze"

Good thing about being an adult #348, getting to have this for breakfast:

I call it Blueberry Crisp, but the real name is Blueberry Dessert Squares, so easy and so good!