**BIG project bag sale Wednesday November 5th at 10 a.m. pacific over on the shop blog
. go over and check out the details now! :)
early gifts for myself of course! i decided it was time to use up at least one of my holiday themed str skeins. i would feel guilty if another christmas passed by and the yarn was still sitting in my stash. so i present an early gift to myself... no purl monkeys
str lightweight - colorway grinchy
size 1 needles
appropriately shown here on my str sock blockers - a christmas gift from ellen
i really love the no purl version of the monkey pattern, it flies by and is so easy to memorize. i'm sure there will be many more in my future!
i do have a favor to ask for those few left who still read my blog - i need camera help. i am finally going to break down and get a new one. i have one of the first canon elph cameras and it is dying. i'm thinking that the compact factor is no longer an issue. i mostly want something that is easy to use (did you know that i was a few classes shy of my design degree and i didn't finish it because i refused to take a 2nd photography class i hated it so much!?). i don't want all point and shoot, i like some manual adjustments. i also want something that takes really good close ups of small items (stitch markers!). I like that crisp focused close image and the blurred out background. i'm going to hit cnet and my local camera shop but if you have any ideas let me know - my budget is about $500.
ok, off for now, it's the day before halloween and i have few things i need to do. my pumpkins are all prepped and ready to carve and i need to make some popcorn balls (not for trick or treaters, don't worry - i'm not the crazy lady who hands out handmade treats to the kids - actually i don't get any trick or treaters where i live, ever).
one last thing, as i was googling a popcorn ball recipe my mind was somewhere else and i typed pumpkin balls in accidently. I came across this recipe
. i doubt i'll try it but i found it very interesting!