Monday, June 20, 2011

Beanie for me

I finally am expanding my knitting skills, it's about time, I know... I'm now more confident to use new techniques, such as DPNs and so I wanted to make a beanie. I really love this pattern, called two-tone hat (Ravelry). Easy and lovely.

I just finished my first beanie last night, not too bad for a newer knitter, right? :)

I just love working with Malabrigo yarn.... As you know, it's my favorite obsession. But it's now not just sock weight, I just love all their stuff, it's ridiculous! Of course, my pictures don't do justice to the yarn colors, which are just lovely. Can't wait to start another one of these projects, I already have the yarn picked out!

Then, next step... socks!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Spoiled again....

Last week was my special day, I turned 35. Very exiting as I love my 30s so far....

I was spoiled, I'm quite lucky to be surrounded by people who love me, cherish me as much as I do them. It's great to be me! :)

My boyfriend got me the bag I wanted, the Namaste "Cali Collection" Zuma. It's great for knitters and crocheters, as it opens wide and closes with magnets instead of a zipper. It also includes a pocket in the front filled with slots to store needles, accessories and so on... I love it!

I also received beautiful flowers from my knitting group friends, as seen behind the bag (above). I couldn't tell you the kind of flowers they are, but they are soft to the touch, colorful, fragrant and just beautiful. Of course, I had to keep them in my room, not only to look at them late in the evening, but also to protect them from my kitties....

My nephew, Christopher, also gave me an awesome present... He drew me a picture! He's 4 and very talented and I love my picture. I have it hanging on my wall at home.... I was also spoiled with some gorgeous yarn from my sister Steph and my sister in law Sharon. They gave me some oh-so-lovely Cashmere yarn, SO soft to the touch and so fancy! It's from Jade Saphire, really check them out, just lovely!

Another awesome gift was a sweet keychain I had been eyeballing for a while.... It's all about yarn of course, and just cool to have.... Isn't it just neat?!

The day wouldn't be complete without some Malabrigo though.... Which came this past weekend, when on vacation in the mountains. It was SO cold, I decided to knit myself a scarf to wear around town.... I decided to go for some chunky yarn called the Rasta, which my boyfriend picked out for me. It's super warm, soft and you know... Malabrigo awesome! I haven't pictured it yet, but look for it on my Ravelry page (tricotteavecninie) soon.

I got more, way more.... I'm just so lucky! I now must find the coolest projects for my fancy yarn, the coolest stuff to put in my new bag and maybe i'll just need to move to a cooler apartment for my new keychain! LOL

It's been a great birthday, and I thank all my friends and family for yet again, spoiling me!