Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stampin' MIA

Hi Stampers!

I am so very sorry for being MIA with my stampin' for the last few months but this past school quarter got really intense during the months of late January and February through early March. I had lots of work for class (lab reports, presentations, research, psychology experiments and a final paper) so that left little to no time for any stampin'. =(

However, I do have a couple of "old" projects to share with you from Valentine's Day and from my upline Yolie's February Stamp Club. So I hope to post those sometime this week.

This week is my Spring Break at school so I have been working on a new hobby of mine, knitting! =) Back in November/December I took up crochet and made a lot of scarves for my friend's for Christmas. Thankfully they all liked them and each one was personalized according to each person's fave color. ;o) So now, I have decided to take up knitting along with the crochet! I haven't had much time to practice or make anything but I am determined. So today I went to a very cute local yarn store in South Pasadena called, Abuelita's Knitting and Needlepoint.

I have to tell you that I was in yarn heaven! The colors and textures and notions, oh my! And the staff was so very sweet and friendly and oh so helpful. I had to touch and feel so many of the beautiful yarns and just couldn't decide what I wanted. But alas, I had to make a choice before I broke the bank. Lol So today, I'll be sharing my goodies from my "little" shopping spree today. ;o)

Two cute bags that I got today! =)

This is the bag that was given to me at Abuelita's. Isn't it just cute! Instead of a plastic bag with my yarn and needles, I got this cute canvas bag. =)

This is the cute tag on the bag. =)

And here are my goodies! ;) I bought four different types of yarns and some double-pointed needles (DPNs). It will be my first time knitting with those so I am nervous yet excited to see the end result.

Group shot of the yummy yarn. You have to touch it, I love it. =)

This first yarn is Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky in Aran.

Then we have this wonderfully soft Debbie Bliss Como colour 19007. It's a blueish-gray.

This soft yarn is Berroco Ultra Alpaca Color 6214. This one is an oatmeal color.

Another Berroco Ultra Alpaca Color 6278. Also a blueish-gray.

And lastly, Sugar' N Cream Twists in Denim. This is not from Abuelita's but from Jo-Ann's. The bag on the very first picture above is also from Jo-Ann's. =)

So are you seeing a pattern in my color choices? ;o) I have a co-worker/friend whose daughter is expecting her first little one and I am determined to knit up some baby surprises for her. The baby is due May 5 so i have a little over a month to work on these knits. I do hope my knitting goes well and that the projects turn out as they are supposed to! I will post pictures of my progress as I get started and of course when they are all done. I am so very excited yet nervous about this little endeavor of mine but I can't wait to start! =)

Have a great night and Happy Stampin', Knitting, Crocheting or any other hand craft you are keen on. ;o)