Sunday, January 29, 2012


hi friends,

i've been a bit knocked out of whack lately, due to near-constant headaches with a dash of migraine thrown in for good luck. so the knitting - like pretty much everything else here - has slowed down to a halt while we try to figure out what's up. but.


a dear friend has hit her third trimester and the shower is next weekend. fingers crossed i can get a cute little something knit up in time!


hopefully i'll be back with FO photos next week!

Monday, January 16, 2012

the fuzzier side of things

have i mentioned how blessed i am to have friends like beigeberry and malaraky? we've known each other for half our lives and the farther apart we move, the more i miss them.

yarn swap!

i mean, who else would send me 8 oz of glorious alpaca? this is the bounty beigeberry bequeathed upon me during our yarn swap. we all decided we had way too much of one color or another in our stashes, and wouldn't it be nice to switch things up? malaraky pulled together a little questionnaire to help us decide what to send each other. i think i seriously scored here. YUM! what to knit, what to knit? ideas graciously accepted.

in the meantime, i'm continuing along on my acer cardigan [ravelry link]. it was a good airplane knitting project - the pattern's simple enough to memorize - and i'm hoping to get to the sleeves soon. is it bad that sometimes i'm just itching for some simple stockinette?

acer cardi

maeve the cat wishes you happy knitting, friends!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

horses and llamas and peacocks, oh my!

by now you probably all know a little something about my love for all the creatures of this good earth. i am, hands down, an "animal person" and i'm not ashamed to say it. so when a colleague told me about the gentle barn, i kinda had to go.

the gentle barn is a non-profit farm animal sanctuary in santa clarita, california. they rescue abused animals and provide them with a forever home on their beautiful farm. and they have "open hours" on sundays, where visitors can come and pet the more socialized of the bunch!

the gentle barn
(i fell in love with this horse, zoe... she just wanted to snuggle!)

the gentle barn

the gentle barn
llamas for nicole!

the gentle barn

the gentle barn

if you're in the socal area, i highly recommend checking this place out!

Monday, January 02, 2012



hey everyone! i figured what better way to start 2012 off on the right foot than to release a new free pattern? i was wracking my brain to figure out how to use that super-colorful lorna's laces that i dyed in a workshop at VK Live... and this is where i landed:

a neckwarmer and earwarmer set to brighten up the chilly and overcast days of winter, snown beautifully showcases hand-dyed and variegated yarns with a modern twist.



you can find it right here or on the sidebar to the right. ravelry page here. enjoy!

<3, marri

(p.s. - thanks for all of the sweet words about the wedding photos!)