I ♥ Noro yarn

I made some socks (well one and a half of another) as a custom order for my aunt. She wanted me to knit a pair of socks for her friend, Karen, who never wears any socks. My aunt figured she would wear a pair of nice home made socks ^_^. Tete (my aunt) picked out some beautiful Noro yarn. I know this is a chunky yarn for socks, but OH HOW I LOVE IT!! If I had more money, I would knit everything out of it.



I haven't posted in awhile. I've been in South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, and a little bit of Idaho for the past six days. Now I am back in Colorado, capable of accessing a computer. Ryan (the bf) and I decided to go on a week long "vacation"/camping trip. We had a lot of fun. First, we went to the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. That was by far both of our favorite place. There were HUGE pegmatites and granites with mica, feldspar, quartz, and black tourmaline. Wow, it was amazing. Mount Rushmore was neat and all, but I liked the surrounding geology much better than some carving in a mountain. That's just me though.

Next we drove to Glacier National Park in Montana. That was a long drive, so we stopped at a lake made from daming the Mississippi River in Helena, MT. We were both confused by the lack of mountains and hazy sky that day. While were driving through Montana to Glacier, we saw no mountains. Just fields upon fields of hay. Where were the mountains! about 17 miles away from the park, we finally saw the mountains. And they were LARGE and BEAUTIFUL! There are three huge fires in Montana right now. One in Glacier National Park. The reason we couldn't see any mountains was because the haze was too thick to see them through!

Glacier was neat. There was only ONE hiking trail to a glacier in the whole park though. (even though there are probably 10 glaciers in the park, only one may be accessed I guess). We tried to get there, but the hike was 12 miles one way, and we only had time for 12 miles total. It was a very nice hike though.
We left Glacier and headed toward CO. We stopped in Montana to camp one more time between two lateral moraines. It was windy there and the smoke was so thick that my eyes and throat were burning.

Ryan wanted to drive through Idaho so that we could say we had been through four states on our trip. We drove through a piece of Idaho, and saw the Teton Mountain Range on our way back through Wyoming. Those are so stark and fantastic. These are mainly sedimentary mountains caused by a normal fault. Wow! That doesn't happen all that much.

Anyway, we are back in Colorado now. It's nice to be home, even though I still have to sleep on the ground.



Ryan (the bf) knit and felted himself a fedora from my folk hats book! Go check it out!

I think it looks great. I think I should make a few of them! What do you think?



I made my first sale this week. And I am SO HAPPY! I feel a little sorry for the customer because she didn't pay me right away (which is alright), but I think I bombarded her with 2-3 emails. I was worried that she hadn't REALLY bought the carrot cake hat. I am sure all other online craft sellers know the feeling. I always fear that someone will pretend to buy something, but never pay for it.

Here's the hat I sold:
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Oh, and now I am about to have my SECOND sale. It's another hat. It was a custom order for a friend of the family. Her husband has a head too large for most hats, so I made him a big one!

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I tried my first Moebius piece from my new book "The Second Treasury of Magical Knitting" (look below), and I am not even going to post a picture of it. I guess it wasn't too bad looking. I think I actually thought up a new design. The "scarf" ended up being too long to wear regularly, but when I wrapped it around my neck twice, it was great! It reminded me (and everyone else in the house (of which there are 4)) of cowl neck sweaters. I wore it around the house for awhile, and regardless of the heat of the day, it was quite comfortable! So while it may not be the best looking thing I have made, it has truly inspired me to KNIT SOME MORE!
Too bad I have to work and make a GSA poster.


New books and more washcloths

My aunt Gay bought me two knitting books for my birthday! One is a folk hat book and the other is moebius designs. I love them both so much! They are very neat. I can't wait to get crackin on some of the designs. I usually have trouble with patterns not being correct or slightly off from what they should have been, but I have high hopes for these books. ^_^
I have some more washcloths done too! I am thinking about selling sets of handmade soaps and washcloths at my next craft fair. What do you think?



I did it! I've submitted! I've begun knitting washcloths. Washclothes? I don't know. Anyway, despite the fact that knitting washcloths is like the infamy of old lady knitting, it's SO FUN! I'm already on my third...started yesterday.



I have had absolutely no time to knit! I'm so sad, life has just been so crazy lately. Too much working, too much being sick. Too much cupping, too much bike wrecking!
I really wish I could be knitting right now, but I am soooo worn out.
I NEED to knit!

Two things I really want to knit: