Thursday, June 05, 2008
One of my favorite authors is J. C.alifornia C.ooper, and one of the many books I have enjoyed by her is Some L.ove, Some P.ain, Sometime. Hence, the relatable blog title for today. Definitely check this author out if you haven't yet, she is phenomenal!
I have Some Things I want to say and share :o)
Let me take a brief moment to thank all of my knitter pals for giving me the personal heads up about the Malabrigo factory fire. Y'all know how I am a fein over some Mal :oD
I actually ended up discovering the tragedy shortly after it was announced on their site, so thanks for lookin' out just in case!
My heart was heavy for them when I heard about it. I am watching for updates on their blog. Hoping they can recover quickly from this setback.
If you care to send your well wishes and prayers you can send a card to them here:
Malabrigo 8424 NW 56 St. Suite #80496 Miami FL 33166 USA
The mail will then get forwarded onto Uruguay
A couple of weeks ago one of my favorite bloggers, Robin, had a contest for her Ravelry anniversary (definitely read some of the great responses over there!), and guess who won! :oD
I didn't even realize that I had won, and my gurl had to tell me about it as I was headed out the door to A.tlanta that weekend! ;opI received some Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece (BSCF) that I have yet to knit with (*gasp!*), Colinette Prism that I was thrilled about as I have been wanting to get my hands on some of Colinette other than Jitterbug ;o), and Noro Kochoran.
Because I ended up being the random winner, and Robin knowing that I am a Noro Lover ;op she even threw in some extras for me! Noro Kueryon (believe it or not I have never knit with this one either! Haha!) and I already know what I plan to do with that yarn. As well as some Noro Iro!
And she included this cute card :o)I must give a big Thank You to Ms. Robin for a great fiber package!
So I got wind of a new knit magazine not too long ago The Burda folks have spread their wings into fiber publications. I never knew who Burda was until I started reading some of my sewing pal blogs. ;o)
And I wanted to get my hands on V.erena to see what it was all about! I was able to scoop it up during my A.T.L. yarnsploration at K.nitch!
Here is a lookey inside:
Whatcha think?? :o) They boost that every issue will have over 50 patterns in them!
I have a feeling I will be subscribing since I know it will be hard for me to find it here locally.
Surprisingly I have not been hording Malabrigo since the upsetting fire accident. Because I have plenty of Mal to keep me busy!! Especially my new lace weights that I need to untwist and wind up to get ready for casting on! ;o)
In preparation I have been studying hard on Ravelry what patterns I would want to knit with it and in what colors.
Here is one design I plan on making one of my mal lace hanks bloom into!That is the beautiful Alhambra by KnitSpot. Ain't it just yummy!
So I need help! Which color should I use on her??
Tell me your vote!
And before I leave I must show you my very "kewl" knitting t-shirts I got a couple of weeks ago :o)
I love my Fearless Knitter one!! Did you notice it in my Stitch 'N' Pitch pics?
And I am actually getting my O.bama one exchanged to have a black edging instead. But I think how timely it is since now he is our D.emocratic Nominee!!!! :oD It is very serendipitous!
Until next blog time!