I know this has nothing to do with yarn or needlecraft…. However, my husband and I are professional divers and occasionally get to see cool stuff. This was an encounter we had the other day. Flyby from a humpback whale. It is too awesome not to share. Enjoy!
This giveaway expired on March 10th but, you should still go check out the site anyway! It’s awesome!
Check out this giveaway from Never Not Knitting! Heres a blurb from their post about it:
Picture from Never Not Knitting
Included in this gigantic giveaway is…
-9 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Meteorite, enough to make up to size 44.5″ of the Twigs and Willows Cardigan
-4 skeins of Classic Elite Yarns Magnolia in Spring Green for the Wrapped in Leaves Shawl.
-1 skein of Miss Babs “Yummy” 2 ply sock yarn in Funny Papers to make either the Ivy Trellis Socks orMittens
All yarns for this giveaway have been kindly contributed by the individual yarn companies. (Thank you!)
This is such a generous giveaway. I just have to spread the word. Check it out and enter!!
The deadline is midnight PST March 10th 2013.
Here is a link to the giveaway!!
Just over a year ago my husband and I were on our honeymoon in Canada. We visited Lake Louise for a week and Banff for a week. It was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. We did all sorts of silly stuff… Like dog sledding.
Dog sledding on our honeymoon. Those dogs are fast!!
While we were there, we came across a store in the Banff Springs Hotel called the Qiviuk Boutique. They have the most beautiful knit wear. Most of it made from the undercoat of muskox. Which is called… Qiviuk. It is beyond soft, extremely warm, and really expensive. You’ll see if you check out the Qiviuk online store. So I just admired until I found a surprise in the back of the shop. They sell qiviuk, alpaca, and other yarns! The pure qiviuk yarn was about $90 a ball. Ouch! But they had blends at a more reasonable price. I was so excited!! Not only did I find something I could actually afford in the boutique, it happened to be yarn!! I bought two balls of a qiviuk blend which consists of 15% qiviuk, 80% merino, and 5% mulberry silk. It is beautiful.
The Qiviuk blend yarn I bought.
I also bought some alpaca yarn.
My much less expensive but still beautiful alpaca yarn.
Now, what do I do with these yarns???? I was thinking about possibilities. Perhaps a pretty lacy scarf, hat, maybe a headband? The bright colors would make good flowers and embroidery… What do you think? Any ideas? They are pretty small amounts so I am limited in that respect. Which is fine by me… I enjoy smaller projects anyway. I appreciate any links to patterns, ideas, or blogs. Even advice if there is anyone who has worked with this type of yarn before… Or just say hi! I like that too.
What to do with all this stuff?!
I have a problem… I buy crafty stuff. Yarn, fabric, needles, hooks, shuttles, thread, patterns, you name it. My problem is that I never get to my projects. My schedule has been crazy. Working long days and doing nothing but sleeping at home. Luckily my schedule has shifted. I’m now finding myself with plenty of free time. Now where do I start? All these beloved projects I haven’t started. How do I choose?! I have decided that in this free time I will not only start my projects but also start this blog. I’m considering it motivation. Also, I feel that it will help me in my indecisiveness. My plans are to try all sorts of new materials out, and tell you what I think. I’ll share my projects as well. If you have anything you’d like to share in the world of craft, please comment below!!