Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Birthday NLFC!

So it has been one year today that I've been in business under the new name and I have to say it's been a great one! I have really enjoyed the people I have met online and in person. Contributing to Phat Fiber has definitely been one of my better decisions as I love being a part of that little community!

So to celebrate I am doing a Sale for the rest of the month! 30% refund on all items in the shop - including the gift certificates!! And I am doing a give-away! Comment on this post and you will be entered to win this skein of my dk weight yarn in the "pacified" colorway along with my new pattern "Mood Lifter Slouch".

It's been very wintery here lately (big surprise - I do live in Alaska! lol!) and here are some pics!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New cardi

I need a new cardigan. Badly. So when the yarn I got off of Ravelry (thanks Ina!!) came in the mail the hunt was on! I decided on the Alexa Capped Sleeve Cardi (Rav Link) I think the tweed will work great with the cables and that I will easily be able to wear this most of the year as well as with most of what I own or will own in the future. It has been very enjoyable to knit so far. My only complaint is that the pattern is written in a rather irritati
ng way in regards to the cable pattern. I find myself wishing for a chart, or even just for each row to be one one line instead of three or four.I plan on retyping it but the kiddos have not been co-operating with that so for now I will just deal with it. I have surprised myself in that I enjoy knitting sweaters in separate pieces. I think it is easier for me to get my head around and have a goal to work towards. I don't think seaming is really so bad after all :) Then again we'll see what I think after I seam this baby! Here is a pic of my progress. Hoping it will grow quite a bit today!

Also a little update in the shop today!
Looking for a gift for a fellow crafter? I put up Gift Certificate in the shop for $25 and $50!

Have you read the Yarn Harlot's latest post? I was just telling a friend yesterday...I really want to learn how to weave!

Monday, December 7, 2009

December already!?!?

Whew a lot has happened since I last posted!! As I am sure for most people this time of year. I always feel busy year round, but the time just seems to be running at a constant fast-forward speed during the holidays.

So here's a photo run down!

Corbin's 3rd Birthday!
oh and here's a photo of him and I when he was new :)
and my latest project off the needles - a birthday sweater for my big boy!