Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

Well, I am finishing out the year with a bang. I completed Calorimetry in Berroco's Jasper yarn today. I started out using the plastic Bryspun needles, but ran out of yarn. I frogged it all and started over with the Knitpicks metal needles and had a little to spare. I really liked how it turned out and will be knitting more.

Calorimetry completed

I even went back to Knitwitz and bought more of the Jasper yarn. I added colorway 3815 to my stash. It's a brown, black, grey combo.

Jasper - 3815

While I was there, I also bought another skein of Iceland in grey. I plan on making two hats with this yarn. One with this grey and one with another color that I bought before.

Iceland - grey

This month also brought my sock club yarns from Yarn Pirate in Icicle and Socks that Rock in Coola. They are both blue colorways. I love them both. I didn't sign up for the Yarn Pirate booty club again, but decided to try STR one more year. I am thinking of trying to get into the Loopy Ewe club. We shall see what happens.

Yarn Pirate Booty Club - December

STR - Yarn Club December

I received my Rowan Kid Silk Haze yarn for the Ice Queen KAL in Janaury. I also got my beads from Artbeads. Colors are Pearl and Smoke. I am looking forward to starting this since I will be using beads for the first time.

Rowan Kid Silk Haze

I was excited to get these stitch markers from the Lima Pop Shop. What a bargain! $10 each for 6 markers and they are beautiful! Her pictures and mine do not do them justice.

Stitch Markers - Lima Pop Shop

I was able to end the year with reading 62 books. This definately was my all time high. I have recently read: Where Angels Go by Debbie Macomber, Warning Signs by Stephen White, Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark, and I reread Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
Now, I will have to increase my goal for 2008 to exceed 62 books.
More tomorrow on my goals for 2008

1 comment:

nancyknits said...

Oh my goodness, Karin, you are just too organized. LOL I love the Calorimetry pattern you did. I have never seen that pattern so I went to the site to download the pattern. You do great work and it looks as though you have been very busy. Love the picture of Maggie at the end of your blog, soooooooo cute.