Saturday, December 15, 2007

Masala Chai Tea

I am in heaven. I have a masala chai tea in hand and the new Limenviolet podcast playing. I was graced with their podcasting presence 5 days ago and voila! there is another one!!! Life is so good.
I now have pictures of my yummy yarn from the wonderful Nancy. My mother basically put all the yarn on a table and we(me and sistas) took turns picking.
Yes, you do see some fun fur. I know many people view fun fur as a thing of acrylic evilness, but I have a confession. Fun fur is my guilty pleasure. There is something about its tangly-acrylicy-obnoxious colored- practically uselessness that makes me squee a bit. I actually did not end up with any fun fur, ironically. My weakness fell to the Moda Dea. GORGEOUS. Here's is an awful picture of my picks:
Sister #2 was ecstatic and kept snuggling her yarn.She started crocheting a hat out of rainbow fun fur (which only she can pull off wearing). Since I have never made a hat or any circular object out of fun fur I was unaware of its stretchiness in circular form. Even though she has stopped increasing it is still GROWING and not curving in at all. So she asked if Icould pull out like half the rows. Fun fur is the worst thing ever to have to frog. It get tangles and rips very easily. I ended up having to take scissors to it and it is still not done.Sister #1 decided to pile all of the yarn on her face. This included my yarn which almost sneezed into, but I saved it at the last second. By the by, she is now on ravelry as thelilcrocheter which is awesomeness. (I can't remember if I posted this before, but I'm Ithinktoomuch) This week has been pretty fun. My chanukah was good. Lighting the candles has always been my favorite part.My mother, sistas, and I went to NYC. This included a trip to the M&Ms store which is 3 floors of M&M merchandise. Also a 12 foot blue M&M. Sistas in front of said blue M&M:Only one WIP pic because I have been a lazy bum in the crocheting area.The Seraphina shawl for my grandma. It went so fast at first and now it's going very slowly and I can barely make myself do one row. I want at least another 6-8 rows. oy

And finally a new segment on my blog:
Crafty Sightings!
I went to the city(NYC) this past tuesday and sighted many crafty things that I had to whip out my camera and take pictures of while family members pretended not to be related to the crazy lady with a yarn obsession. (run-on sectences rock)

First off a skull intarsia scarf in H&M. I want to try to graph this because I'm in lurve with it.
This is a sign for blood donations at the train station. There is a grandma blood droplet in a rocking chair. Steroptypically there is yarn and knitting needles next to her.
And finally, we went to The Museum of the City of New York and in the children's section was this sock monkey.
One day I shall crochet/knit one... one day.Also, not so crafty but definitely inspiring:
Those tubes are filled with M&Ms... It was like chocolate heaven. It is also color inspiration.

The cherry on top of a pretty awesome week was one of my chanukah presents. My mommy in all her wisdom (or maybe it was because of my not so subtle hints) bought me the new Crochet Me book! While not all the patterns are things I would make, there were many cute things. The parts I really love are the essays. It makes me feel empowered by crochet.

Apparently, a northeaster is supposed to blow in tomorrow so I will spend the day crocheting and cuddling in blankets.

1 comment:

Kat said...

I have a weakness for funfur too...
I love the crafty sightings! and I am so in love with the skull scarf!