Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Beauty Abound!!

It's a Pink Package Mail Day!!!

One all the way from Korea!
And then the Monthly BirchBox.

I ordered a sampling of the 'Hot' BB Creams from the Korean instigators. I finally tried my first product at Sephora yesterday, I walked out loving the coverage it gave me, but found it oily after 4 hours :-(. And a few blemishes may have arrived this morning because of said 'oiliness' ;-( ;-((

Above is the BirchBox goodies, a moist tinted lip balm (I can Never have enough of these), a Fav Hand and Cuticle Salve, JR Watkins, a new day cream with Avocado oils, Taylor Swift scent "Wonderstruck" and Two loads of laundry on Dropps, their new single-use dissolving detergent packs !!

I must go Beautify myself now ;-))

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Purple Progress !

I have started the back and made it past the cute little side split lacework!

Thinking about starting the front piece, so I can work them both up simultaneously. Hmmm...

Well while I ponder that decision, I am going to start the garter waist section of my white dress.

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Friday, April 6, 2012

I needed some 'color' in my life and Purple is something that I haven't tried for myself in quite a while if ever!! And part of the reason I am attempting to give purple a try is because it was bought at a 50% off Sale from a local yarn shop that went out of business.
The things we do for a bargain !!

Prancer must watch over the whole process as usual. Bless her heart, she is going on 14 and her eyesight and hearing is slowly going. It's a cruel thing, to me she still looks like a Pup. Also Arthritis is trying to butt it's mean head in too!
OH, Sorry I am getting off subject....

Now some of you may be wondering, 'Why does she have the yarn out in the sun?'
Good question :-)
If you have ever worked with EuroFlax yarn before, you know that it is a 'bear' on the poor fingers. Very rough and stiff. Well the lovely lady I bought it from in Ontario gave me a wonderful tip, Give the yarn a good soaking first, then roll it in a towel to get moisture out then I took it into my shower and got to take out some frustrations by slapping the hanks against the wall a few times to break up the yarns clinging to each other .... AND that is why the yarn is outside in the wind drying! This process should soften the yarn and make it more enjoyable to knit with. ;-))

Sorry I didn't get this picture turned around right, I had a hard enough time getting all these pictures loaded in the right order! (must be losing my blogging mojo) But as you can see this yarn in machine washable and dryable !!! That doesn't happen very much in the knitting world.

And here is a grainy picture of what I am going to start knitting. The back also hosts a section of lace work across the upper back. Don't know if I will omit the side slits yet or not. Seems to want to curl up around the hem area. Really appreciate Ravelry for all the input on this pattern and yarn choice. ;-))

Swim suit cover-up

I would be Done with this little number had I not had to start OVER...:-/
Yes I had it worked to the waist and took it off the needles for some reason and Thank goodness I did, cause that thing could have went around a Cow!!!

So this is the second attempt and I am certain that it will fit a much smaller Cow! Hehehe

I am now ready to do the waist garter stitching, so let's hope all is good ;-))
Remember the "Vodka Vanilla" ? Well I thought I would show you how that came along. I have used it in some cooking recipes so get out and buy yourself some vodka!!

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