Thursday, January 30, 2014

pretty things.

Oh, how I love pretty things!  Here are some of my favourites.

This lovely package that arrived over Christmas from the amazing Svetlana of S.O.T.A.K. Handmade.  These hexies are to die for!!  I am trying to figure out how to use them best, and am thinking a mini quilt may be in order. Thank you, Svetlana!

This incredible Christmas/birthday bundle from my bestie Samantha in Toronto makes me weep with joy.  LIBERTY fabric, a Liberty book, personalized stationary, the best tea mug ever which I use daily, and a hand knit cowl!  Spoiled.

Pretty yarns, everywhere I look.  I seem to have a bit of knitting ADD and have multiple projects on the go.  Since I have a hard time finding a chunk of time to pull out my sewing machine lately,  I have turned to knitting as my primary happy creative outlet.  I love that I can pick it up easily for a few minutes here and there, and its portability for this mom-on-the-go is THE BEST.

I finished up my Coolbreeze sweater (photos to follow, someday) that I have been working on forever, and have promptly started a new pullover with some gorgeous Tanis Fiber Arts yarn in shadow (above right).  Lord knows we have had more than our fair share of wool sweater weather here lately!

(See?  Portable.  Here I am knitting while at a dental conference.  Made it MUCH more interesting!)

And I did finish up a Northern Loop cowl using TFA iris yarn recently which I absolutely LOVE.  So cozy.  More details on my Ravelry page here.

It has been a popular companion for me these past couple weeks.  Cheers!


Carla said...

Hexies and yarn. Two of my favourite things : )

Little Island Quilting said...

Quilts can be portable too you know :-)

Katy Cameron said...

Yay happy mail!

Shay said...

Gorgeous mail Kristie. LOVE those hexies. Definitely need to showcase those in a mini.

I went wine tasting this week- pop on over for a tipple - I brought plenty back to share!

ann said...

Hahaha. I read the comment about your constant companion these days but was looking as the wineglass photo. You are such a fab knitter you are my inspiration for learning how to knit learn this year. My mom knit like a mad woman, so maybe I never learned because I didn't need to. Who know? But it is time to remedy that. Enjoy your weekend.

Cynthia said...

I'm here in the Peg freezing as well...and only yesterday saw your perfect mug in a store and told my hubby he HAD to get it for me for valentines...maybe I'll knit some new warm socks to go with it....Love reading your blog