It’s Back

In this post I lamented the fact that I no longer had a taste for yarn. That has now been rectified by my favorite yarn. I was perusing my etsy favorites and Swift Fiber Studio had a beauty up that I had to have.  It’s a merino nylon blend called Clearwater.

IMG_4441If you haven’t tried Swift Fiber Studio yarns yet I think you should. I’ve had a problem lately with some of my newest knit socks falling apart.  Some of my oldest socks that have held up the best are from Swift Fiber Studio. That in my opinion is money well spent.  It also helps that the colors are great.  No I’m not paid by the company or given any free yarn to say this. It’s just my personal experience! So the yarn buying drought has been broken. Hopefully there will be a flood of yarn coming my way.

Where I Work

I have assigned myself a new job title. I am a Domestic Engineer. Now if someone asks my husband what I do instead of saying I’m a stay at home mom he can say Im an engineer. Some people tend to think that being a stay at home mom isn’t a job, but they wont think that of an engineer.  To celebrate my job title I’m going to share a bit of where I work most days. Well where I do the fun stuff really. My crafts! The following two pictures are where I sew.

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This next picture is where I knit.

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The orchids live upstairs in a south facing window for the winter. When our cruel summer hits that might change to an east facing window.

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I think in the near future I might even post a picture of myself. I just don’t want to scare my few readers away. I do know that when I read other blogs I like to see where they live and the person behind the blog. That’s what inspired this post!

Spoiled

With the super cold to us Texans temps lately I need some longer fingerless mitts asap. So I started knitting just a plain pair of stockinette mitts, and I’m doing it on two circulars. Two circulars used to be my favorite way to knit socks and other small circumfrence things. Lately I’ve been knitting socks on either a 12 inch or 9 inch circular needle. So its been a while since I’ve knit anything on two circ’s and I must say I find it excruciatingly slow now! Its been very frustrating.  Having to slide the stitches onto the new needle and switching to the next needle. I’ve been spoiled by my baby circulars. So I switched the mitts to a 9 inch circular and its so much better for me.

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Above is the project. Just so this wont be a picture less post.

 I’ve found myself in this situation before. I bought a ton of clover dpn’s in about every size and realized I don’t like knitting with dpn’s, or bamboo needles. Now I have a bunch of chiaogoo size two circular needles in 24 and 16 inches and now I don’t like knitting socks on two circulars. I could sell the needles but you never know when you might need them I suppose. Now I have to go buy a bunch of teeny tiny circular needles as I only have two 12 inch and one 9 inch in size two.

Such is the life of a knitter I suppose.

Fabric

This is the fabric from my latest Bloomerie order.

katespainI love this line of fabric. The clouds and rain are by Kate Spain. It’s the Sunnyside collection. Then I got some random fabrics that caught my eye.

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I got 1/2 yards of all the fabrics.

The weather here has been wild. The lows at night in the 20’s and the highs in the 30’s. I’ve been enjoying the cowls I’ve knit. We usually don’t see weather like this until January. I wonder what January will hold for us. Makes me wish I had knit more cowls.