Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I made my first order from them today and so far I am impressed! I love that free shipping with orders over 75$ applies to Canada also and not just the US. Most online shops located in the US tend to ignore their Northern cousins. What impressed me even more is that my order was marked as shipped 4 hours after it was placed, that is quick!

Here is what I ordered:
2 skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Tern and Smokestack (2 of 5 skeins that I need to knit the All the Shades of Truth shawl

Also a bunch of random notions that I needed:
Tapestry needles, cable needles, stitch holder, emergency fix keychain, Interchangeable cables in 47" and 60", circular harmony wood needles in size 2/3mm, circular nickle-plated needles in size 3/3.25mm, Zephyr interchangeable tip in size 15

I'll take a picture of everything, and give a full review when I receive my package.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Woops! + Challenges

Woops kind of forgot about this blog didn't I?! I'm keeping records of everything I knit on Ravelry so I forgot to post in my blog!

Anyways I've been knitting away since I started in January and I've been learning very quickly! I've decided to set myself some little challenges for the next few months, here they are:

August: Finish all the WIP's in my Ravelry project list besides my ongoing projects (Hexipuffs, SPCA blankets, & Spiral cat bed) and my sweater, I'll give myself a bit more time on that one! 3 weeks to finish 5 projects.

September: Knit all the acrylic! I have a lot of acrylic left from when I crocheted more than knit and it needs to be used up! I've been using some to knit the cat blankets but I have some slightly nicer acrylic that I want to use up. So I'm challenging myself to knit up at least 3 things in acrylic yarn (yick!) in September.

October: Any project I start in October must be from a pattern I have previously bought and not yet used. I have a bunch that I prebought and didn't CO right away. I hope to get at least 3 projects done, depending how big they are.