Saturday, December 23, 2006

On the Horizon - Frost Jacket

Frost Cardi
Originally uploaded by Adore_One.
Last week The Knitting Professor was kind enough to meet me on campus so I could pick up a bag of Malabrigo she had for me. I honestly thought I would be knitting the simple v-neck from Glampyre with this, but upon receiving this yarn it seemed to be calling for something else to me. Something to wrap me up warm and cuddly. I was looking through Knitting Nature and I came back to the Frost Jacket. I have not seen this knit around the blogosphere much less on the KN kal. I still think this will be a perfect knit for what I am looking for and my SAHM lifestyle I have now. It seems warm and cuddly and can throw over my usual t-shirt and jeans. So expect to see this along the horizon. I am pretty much done with Christmas knitting/spinning. The VERY small amount I now we will return to our regularly scheduled program of selfish Stacy knitting/spinning.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Jewelry in the Snow???

Well I love to take pics in the snow...I should say I love to take pics in CLEAN snow. It has such a perfect whiteness about it and sparkle all at the same time. Now I have only thus far taken pictures of yarn in the snow, but today when I was having a Friday Fiber photoshoot I thought I would try to take some pics of some new jewelry designs that I have been coming up with.

These are designs I had created these for a jewelry show I was in before Thanksgiving, and they were a great success. I call them "Simplicity" because they are a simple design with different gemstones dangling from hand hammered rings. Each piece is interchangable and you can buy the drops separate from the necklace. The chunky designs are crocheted wire. I have been doing this design for years, and it is always a great success at shows. In fact a design similar to this was selected by a magazine a while back before I started really blogging, that was very exciting. I will definitely keep people updated here and I will be posting a few on Etsy . I will be a new seller there basically selling items from what I call the "Jewelry Box" this will be an online trunk show. With little toddler I find that I cannot keep up with custom orders and will only be selling items I have already made. I think Etsy will be perfect for that, please keep your eyes open.

Here are some pics of the designs. I have found that snow is not as great for jewelry as it is for fiber, but here is a bit of eyecandy for you anyhow.

I REALLY need to have my jewelry picture studio set up here! DH and I were suppose to do that on Wednesday...ummm yeah so that did not happen. In January I will be finishing up some tutorials for a new jewelry tutorial site so this is a definite must do upon our return. Absolutely imperative. That and finishing up the cabinets. Turns out they will be put in right when we return. My father will be here to help and then he will put in the floors. I cannot even explain how happy that makes me. Honestly, I would take before pics, but I am rather embarrased about how horrid the situation is.

Speaking of Etsy: I will also start selling handspun yarn with my friend Heather. So I will definitely keep everyone updated on that adventure. Her (well now our) company for that is called Rasa which is sanscrit for "to feel". We use only non-toxic dyes and currently are starting out with Falkland wool which is absolute heaven. The sheep are treated very well and are not exposed to chemicals and such. I cannot wait for our big bump of wool to get here so we can REALLY get started.

Friday Fiber

I have a few items that were done last week and this week...unfortunately last weeks finished drying on Saturday so I could not make it for Friday Fiber over on's Spinning board. Check it out it is great eye candy. Very inspiring to say the least.

Dark Pink merino/silk 80/20 blend

Plum Corriedale Ply w/Mohair/Angelina Thread (handspun as well)

Corriedale w/Red Locks

This weeks batch taken in the snow courtesy of the blizzard we just had here in Colorado.

Chocolate Covered Cherries

I have not had a chance to wash/set the following. This is my first venture with a thinner yarn. I was going for sock weight yarn to give to my friend for Christmas...if I am going to see you in the next week DO NOT CLICK THIS LINK YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE LADY!!!!!!!

Green Goddess

I have some FO's to show before we head out. Also took some pictures of jewelry. The snow is not quite as great for jewelry as it is for yarn...

Oh and thank you Kristi for suggesting the Yarn Museum. You can now see my yarn among many other amazing spinners in the Yarn Museum!

Swear Warning

Dear Fuckhead:

I know your job sucks ass right now. But being a dick to me while I am trying to get my husband, baby and I to California for Christmas is not really fucking cool. I don't need your sighs, attitude or you telling me there are "a million and a half people trying to get out of Denver right now" - NO SHIT!?! If you were not doing something for me I would of told you no shit sherlock. I have fucking snow to our waist on our porch that we had to dig and we cannot drive fucking anywhere. I am looking at this shit while you are in Dallas at your office for Amer*can A*rlines (if you wonder why there are * well - see Cara's post from yesterday) So stop being a dick. I have to fly with a baby by myself on Christmas with no Christmas dinner or shit. So yeah - FUCK YOU!

Thank you and have a nice day.

Stranded Stacy

Thursday, December 21, 2006


We are stuck. Our flight has now been canceled and as of this minute we cannot get on another flight until the 27th. All our Christmas stuff is in California - no tree, no presents...but at least we are all healthy.

Hell I got my present - LOL! I must go spin spin spin

Sunday, December 10, 2006

First Yarn Ever!!!!!!

Originally uploaded by Adore_One.
I am so enamoured by my new wheel!!! Here is the first skein of yarn I ever did. I was going for something chunky and funky and I think I succeeded :)

This photo I took outside on the snow, and I have not got my camera down yet after being "lost" (a.k.a. in DH's Sirius box...why - who knows ask him!) for almost 6 months with the move. I need to learn about it once again! Well I did adjust the white balance, but that was all. The colors are very true to real life now.

I would love to hear your thoughts!!

Off to figure this camera and take more pics I have a ton of FO's to capture! I will also be a part of a new jewelry tutorial website put together by eni oken in the new year. So I will be working hard taking those pics and putting the tutorials together. I will share more soon!

eta: On Kristi's suggestion I just submitted this to the Yarn Museum - Cross your fingers for me!! Thanks Kristi! :)

My New Pretty

The wheel is here, and although I have not taken the photos of her that she deserves I wanted to share with you a picture of the hand-painting she has:

now I need to name here...any suggestions? A post with my first skein is coming up real soon :D

Monday, December 04, 2006

Sneaky Feller


DH grabbed it at the door without me seeing...I have NO idea when that was except maybe when I was in the shower...but he grabbed it and put it in his office...probably laughing at me while I peaked out the window every two minutes!!!!!

OFF TO PUT MY NEW TOY TOGETHER!!!!!! It is sooo purty....oh and it is Special Edition #5 - which no one here knows this, but my nickname for a few years was #5...its a good story I'll share later.


As I sit here waiting and waiting and looking out the door and refreshing UPS then looking out the door again then waiting and waiting for my wheel to get here!!!!!!

DH/B SWEARS he will find the camera tonight...I am preparing other posts in word to post as soon as I get the pics for them! Two of them include free little hat patterns :) EASY Holiday preses!!!!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Does UPS Deliver on Saturday?????//

Because this was my update...

Package Progress
Location Date Local Time Description
CO, US 12/02/2006 1:46 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
CO, US 12/01/2006 10:01 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN

Maybe hitting refresh does make the driver drive faster!!!

It is snowing again like mad what a perfect stay in and spin day!!!!!!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Watched Pot...

Will never arrive!

Type: Package
Status: In Transit - On Time
Scheduled Delivery: 12/04/2006
Shipped to: BOULDER, CO, US
Shipped or Billed on: 11/29/2006
Service Type: GROUND
Weight: 22.40 Lbs

Package Progress
Location Date Local Time Description
11/30/2006 11:18 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
11/30/2006 3:22 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
11/30/2006 2:38 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
11/29/2006 9:30 P.M. ORIGIN SCAN

Does refresh make the package come faster???? What if I mapquested it then I could figure out exactly where my little wheel was at all times. I am just kidding...kind of

So knitting content has been about the gifts yesterday and today:
Right now I am knitting the Rose and Wine Mitts (shown above) from Interweave in Colinette Jitterbug sock yarn colorway below for lil' R's preschool teacher. I think she will love this color, and I know she will appreciate the handmade gift.

I also joined stranded knitting and have two projects. The endpaper mitts that I am doing in a deep plum koigu and a light aqua color that I got for december posh sock club. I bought needles and everything only to realize that the ribbing is done with size 0 grrrrr I mean how much of a difference will it really make? I mean really? I know I will hardly ever use those size 0's..... hmmm the other project is going to be a pirate hat for BIL in some white and navy Rowan wool/coton I hope it works out okay with that yarn I am a bit nervous...