By Tanya

This is a site to catelog, track and share all the various projects I create. It is intended to share and log successes and failures of my various craft projects. Soon you will see Handmade Cards, Knitting projects, Scrapbook pages, and Quilting projects, to name a few.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Kiogu sock yarn from NYC

Kiogu sock yarn from NYC
Originally uploaded by Tanya&Troy.
No words necessary for this yarn... it's truly scrumptious!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving in New York City

It has been a very long time since I've posted. I'm in New York City, well technically New Jersey right now. I'm visiting friends for the Thanksgiving holiday and we came down early to tour around the city for a few days.

I found a few yarn shops and made it to two of them in the city. They were both in Greenwich Village.

The first was Purl Soho. It had a great selection of all natural yarns from merino wool to cashmere. The shop was very small and there was barely any room to move. They had a table in the middle and there were a few ladies sitting around it knitting. Plus, when you buy your yarn there they offer to ball it for you right then. I thought this was a very nice gesture. I bought 2 balls of Koigu sock yarn in a purple/pink/brown color way! It's gorgeous!

The second shop was called The Point NYC and was a cafe as well as a yarn shop. I was not very impressed with their selection but I loved the cafe idea. Most of the patrons of the cafe were enjoying some coffee and knitting away.

When I get home I'll be posting some pictures from my trip. I love visiting NYC, the people are amazingly friendly. Now I'm off to celebrate Thanksgiving with the rest of the locals by watching the Macy's day parade. Happy Thanksgiving to all the Americans!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Soft and Green

For my birthday back in October, my good friend Line gave me a beautiful hank of Sea Silk from Handmaiden in a gorgeaous green color way.

Sea Silk from Handmaiden

I searched for the right pattern to do this yarn justice and I think I found one. There is enough yarn to make a scarf (~400m) and I wanted a modern looking scarf because I find this yarn is a modern idea itself. I also wanted a pattern that would allow the yarn to show itself off, from it's softness and it's glossiness.

A modified version of Clapotis is the winner!

Clapotis start

Start of Clapotis

Some blocking will be required but so far I'm loving this pattern. I am making it narrower than the original Clapotis because of the amount of yarn I have and the guage of the yarn as well. I weighed the current amount knitted and the ball and I think I have enough yarn to make the scarf 45" long... we'll see how close I get to that.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Surprise Package

Back on August 18 was Tammy's blogaversary and she had a draw from the comments on that day for a sock kit. I won the draw! I was very excited because I never win anything and it was a sock kit!

Time went by and I kind of forgot about this and then one day there was a parcel in the mail and it contained this!

Surprise package from Tammy

Skein of Knit picks dye your own merino
4 stitch markers
package of gift cards with knitting on them
Sock bag with kitty's and knitting on it
Regia sock yarn
double pointed needles
needle gauge

Surprise package from Tammy

Tammy went way over the top and sent me all this stuff and all I did was say HI on her blog. What a generous blogger! Thanks Tammy!

Now I have to figure out how to dye. I've been wanting to give this a try so this is perfect.