Ok, I had a big weekend and I didn’t want to type it all out so I recorded a video. Sorry about the bad edits and barking dog.
Edit: BTW, I said that the Scarlet Fleece did not have a colorway listed, I found it and it is called Poodle Skirt 100% Australian Wool Top 4 oz.
Edit #2: Also, I didn’t post yesterday’s Friday FO’s so I’m adding it at the bottom of this post since I’m wearing the FO in the video.
I finally finished the Tappan Zee!
After reading comments on other Rav project pages that the sweater comes out a bit on the small side, I opted to make it two sizes up. I like the way it fits and I’m in love with the buttons. I made it in Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport in the colorway Roasted Coffee. It took five skeins and I have about a quarter of the last skein left.
Ok, ok, I know it’s friday and this post is supposed to be “Friday FO’s” but…. like I said on Wednesday, I feel like I’m treading water. I’ve gotten so much progress done this week, but I don’t have a single finished object to show for it.
I do, however, have a Road Trip story, short, but a story nonetheless.
I met my dear friend and LYS coworker this morning and headed to Penland School of Crafts. We hit the bookstore & coffee shop. I picked up some bookbinding supplies, had an amazingly delicious blackberry lime Italian soda and a giant peanut butter cookie, and bought a very cool postcard. We also took a look at a couple of the resident artist studios.
From there we headed into Asheville. I cradled & cuddled and ended up buying a skein of malabrigo sock yarn and lace at Yarn Paradise. We had lunch across the street which was delicious. Hamburger, feta potato salad, and pea salad.
Next was Bookworks. I Love Bookworks. For real, I could have drooled all over the equipment there. I wish it was closer to me or we had some place similar. The employee we met was so super friendly & helpful. I want to go back in September for Bookopolis.
Earth Guild was nice. I didn’t buy anything but I did drool all over some leather (ok not literally, but you know). The book selection was nice too. Across the street is True Blue Art Supplies which has a good selection of bookbinding supplies. I picked up a beautiful flocked deep purple damask paper that I really want to make something for myself out of. I also picked up another pretty Japanese paper.
Our last stop was at The Chocolate Fetish… ok, you may remember from some older posts that I do not at all like chocolate, so really, what was I doing in a chocolate shop? I ended up buying a white chocolate cashew frog, kind of like a turtle. It was delicious. The funny thing, Karen didn’t buy chocolate either!
The drive home was beautiful. I had not been on I-26 yet and it was an amazing view. Though I had my camera with me all day I only took the two photos at Penland. I instead knit away on the trekking xxl socks, which are almost complete and I’ve decided that they are to be knee socks.
It was a wonderful road trip with great places to visit, excellent weather, and the best company.
I’ve become a tea dreaking fanatic. Here are a few items I’ve found on Etsy that I would love to have (and may just buy for myself). But, in the meantime, I’ll share them with you until I save up a bit of spending money.
Hmmm… what else could I need for a perfect tea time? TEA! Jasmine tea from tea balls is currently my favorite tea in the world. I had it while I was at a friends home for a Christmas party. It is so cool and taste great too. This is what Etsy has to offer, it is Jasmine Tea Balls from The Cadeaux that bloom when you steep them.
I was scrolling through my google reader this morning when I came across something familiar:
My Microscope & Cell book can be spotted in the TrendWatcher’s post today. I didn’t even know it was in the Geek Chic Gift Guide so that is a super awesome way to find out! Here’s another screen shot that I took of the Geek Chic Gift Guide.
Such an awesome way to start my day!
Head on over to the Bookbinding Etsy Street Team’s blog to check out today’s post. All month long we’re having a featured seller & sale of the day. As I’ve mentioned in a couple of previous posts, I’m offering free US shipping until Dec. 31st. I also have a featured item that will be on sale until 12/6 at Midnight EST, but you’ll have to check out the BESTbook’s post to see which item!