Sunday, May 14, 2006

Sometimes you can't make it on your own

I'm totally stealing the "song name as title" concept from Grey's Anatomy, but it happened to come on while I was writing this and it's just so darn appropriate.

I happened on the most blissful of yarn shopping experiences today. I wandered past Suss, a newish NYC branch of an LA store I hadn't yet checked out. I wandered past on SAMPLE SALE DAY. I've never been a rabid sample saler, but today was my day.

My spoils? Two stunning handknit shrugs for... get ready... $20 each. They're made of an alpaca/acrylic/nylon blend and are lovely. I could make them.. but the yarn alone would cost me more than $20, and let's face it—my time is at a premium these days.

And the mohair yarn? $3. Per. Skein. I'm planning on making the cover project from last year's Interweave Crochet.

As Bono would say, "It's a beautiful day."

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Bodum Bliss

I'm a believer in the "golden rule," of whatever variation or rendition—"do unto others," "as you sow, so shall you reap," etc.

I gave friends of mine these fabulous Fish's Eddy stemless wine glasses for an engagement present. I love the aesthetic, and as I bought them, thought, "I should get some of these for myself." One week later, I get Bodum stemless wine glasses for my birthday from a totally separate friend.

How fabulous is this glass? (It's filled with water, in case you're wondering, though served nobly earlier tonight in holding a much smaller quantity of sauvignon blanc.)

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

My first completed project since...?

And the baby sundress is almost done! It's made from Lion Brand's Microspun, which required a lot of adaptation from the gauge in the pattern. I think it's turned out OK... let's just hope it fits the baby girl! I made it small so she can start wearing it now.. It seems awfully small, but I think it fits the measures for 1-3 month size, so she should be good to go.

And the back: I just need to do the snap closure.