Saturday, August 28, 2010

I'm torn

Since I've become so obsessed with my knitting, my reading has fallen to the wayside a bit.  Right now, I'm torn between reading one of these awesome books that just came in from the library:

And knitting this vest for my little guy:

I'm loving how this is turning out.  I'll be knitting one for each of my boys to wear to two fall weddings we are attending.  I'm hoping to get a good picture of them wearing these for a Christmas card.

There just aren't enough hours in the day.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Why does life go by so fast...

...when days just creep along?  That's one of my favorite lyrics ever from a song called Bend the Light by Fighting Gravity.  So true.  Tonight, we went to the Parent Orientation meeting at my son's preschool, which he starts next week.  How is it possible that my baby is starting school?  I know he will love it and do well, but I am so nervous.  I just want everyone to see how wonderful he is in every way...sigh.  Being a parent can be so hard. 

Since I'm still obsessed with this Pumpkin Loaf yarn, I made myself a little iPhone cozy.  I get so annoyed when my phone constantly falls out of the little pocket in my purse and falls into the vast depths of the main part of my bag, so this cozy should help it fit into that pocket a little better.  :)

Isn't it cute?  Man, I just love the colors.  I want to eat it up.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I'm in love...

...with Saffron Dyeworks yarn, that is.

I'm not quite sure how I discovered Saffron Dyeworks, but I had the link to their website in my favorites for a while, and since they are located in eastern Pennsylvania, I thought I'd give their yarns a try.  Boy, am I glad I did.  Each skein is so artfully dyed that the depth of color is amazing.  I actually gasped when I unwrapped the yarn in my first order.  Tonight, I finished my Thermis, and I am so pleased with how it turned out. 

The details are on my Ravelry page.

I just started listening to the audiobook of An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon.  Not sure if I will last the entire 45 hours (!), but that book is just too big to lug around!  Plus, I love hearing the actual pronunciations for the names and places in the book.  I also stopped in at the library this morning after getting a filling (who goes to the dentist at 8am on a Saturday?!?), and picked up Faithful Place by Tana French.  I'm looking forward to this one, because I enjoyed her first two mysteries.  I read a few pages from the sample I downloaded from iBooks, and it has a promising beginning. 

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fresh Start

Since I can't remember my log-in information for my old blog, I suppose it's about time to start a new one.  :)  I hope to use this space to share my knitting, reading, card making, and any other random ideas that come to mind.  Although my husband and brother-in-law have given me grief for my blog name, I like it, because it can be applied to both knitting and reading, my two favorite things to do. 

My header photo features my Thermis, which I am knitting out of Saffron Dyeworks Buddha yarn in the Pumpkin Loaf colorway.  I am in love with the colors in this yarn.  They are just stunning.