Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Three Things. Well Four.

Hello There ! 
It's been a while and almost impossible to take out the time and post to my beloved blog but here I am !  I'm doing it. 
I won't fib and say that I haven't been online because I am online everyday in some form of fashion.  Whether it's via cellphone or PC.  The truth is I have been allowing the other media's to hog my time.  You know them as Facebook (the worse), Twitter, Ravelry and I'm sure there is another or two.  In any case, my poor little knitting blog has had to suffer.  You understand I'm sure.  I have wondered with the popularity of Facebook and Twitter just how many of our knitting blogs have had to go without postings for month after month. 
Next year.  2015 is going to be different.  There will be more posting and knitting (I hope).
Okay.  That was Thing #1
A Glorious Gift ~ Thing #2
A couple of months ago just out of the blue I received a package in the mail.  When I squeezed it I knew right away it was yarn but how ?  I hadn't bought anything from any fellow Raveler.  What ?  Well, Ellen from the Ellen Report for no reason except that she is a sweetie sent this skein of Madelintosh Lace in the colorway Forestry !  Yea.  I said the same thing.  Wow !  Again I Thank You Ellen.  How sweet and she has a very fun blog. 

Another Glorious Gift ~ Thing 3

Another great Gift from this time from Tien of Autumn Geisha who by the way has a lovely blog.  She gifted me the  Diagonapples Scarf / Shawl and isn't it amazing.  I'm absolutely in love and immediately put it in my queue now.  What fun deciding which color scheme to go with.  Any ideas ?

Lastly we have Thing #4
I don't know whether I've mentioned this before but I do a lot of resale shopping.  When I say a lot I mean a lot of lot.  Anyway a couple of weeks ago I stopped by one of my favorite places and picked up all these magazines and the pricing was ridiculous.  It was something like 20 cents for the first magazine then 5 cents for each one after that.  Yes.  Basically free.  Only a few of them I already had and I have cut back on my hardcopies a great deal because they take up so much room but honestly there is nothing like cracking open a book or magazine.  Nothing at all.

Well that's it for now.  I hope to post some projects in a few days.  I've been knitting and knitting and only need to block a few or assemble another few before I post them.
Enjoy Your Week All !


Anonymous said...

Ooooooooooo...that yarn is gorgeous. What a pretty color green.

Great score on the magazines. There is nothing better than curling up with a beverage of choice and a good knitting magazine and dreaming of all the possiblities.

elns said...

Yay! I'm so glad to see you posting! I understand about having one's attention diverted and distracted. I can't Facebook, it is a rabbithole of peopleness that is overwhelming, however I'm super enjoying Instagram.

I'm glad you like the yarn and I love that pattern Autumn Geisha sent your way. The potential with color combinations is fantastic. You could go neutral or contrast or ombre! I hope you have fun with it and I hope you get to knit and enjoy yourself some between all the work and life stuff.

autumngeisha said...

So good to hear from you! I have found myself distracted by Instagram, Pinterest and of course, Ravelry, quite a bit lately. Love that beautiful yarn from Ellen. I actually bought a whole bunch of knitpicks Palette to make the scarf, but got distracted by fall sweater knitting. So now I will be saving it for summertime.

Toni said...

BEAUTIFUL yarn!!!! And what a score on the knitting mags! Whoo hoo!!!!!!!!!

ETA: Dang! I might just be a robot today.......