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Monday, May 14, 2007


just couldn't resist the eau de laines, my favorite smell.
are you a sniffer?

look how lucky i am, 2 sock kits arrived in the mail. first is the boudica socks from willy wonka fibers. yummy soft bfl, thanks anne!!!

next is the berry pie sock kit from spinning bunny. this kit has 2 lovely colors of merino tencel, i haven't knit socks from this blend yet. thanks susan!!

here are a few close-ups of the tile fireplace surround.

it was a really fun project.

and the glaze matches our tile floor very well.

the dragonflies butterflies and bees are my favorites :-)
i hope everyone had a wonderful relaxing mother's day!


Blogger Carole Knits said...

I always sniff the yarn!

1:55 PM  
Anonymous marti said...

i sniff yarn too. must be that total fiber experience thing. i love those fireplace tiles!

2:47 PM  
Blogger Pumpkinmama said...

Awesome tiles! Hooray for yarn-y mail.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Romi said...

I sniff yarn too! Hee. I love the berry pie socks. Can't wait to see them knit up! :)

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

YES ! i am definitively a yarn sniffer... me too, i always sniff the yarn. I just can't resist... strange !!!

4:35 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Hello from Ireland! (the B&B has internet access so I'm getting a brief fix!)

Those tiles are gorgeous - I love dragonflies! Is there anything you *don't* do for heaven's sake?

ps - I sniff yarn too. and fleece.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

I'm a sniffer too and oddly enough my 4 year old also likes to sniff the yarn.

The sock kits look great!

7:19 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

I hope you get the berry pie socks done in your usual quick way - I won't have time to knit them for a bit, I think, although they are here by my desk for some petting.

Wanna send me a jpeg of your Shingle Creek socks and them thar Boudica socks when you are done with them so I can post to the "customer projects" section of the store?

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anni said...

Beautiful tiles you made for the fireplace. You are so talented.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Romi said...

Tag! Come see my blog for details. :)

Off to sniff some yarn. Daintily, of course. ;)

4:36 PM  
Blogger jenknits said...

The tiles are gorgeous! And what a way to make a house a home. Not that you have any problem doing that...

Yes, I am a sniffer.

6:31 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

I sniff yarn AND books! What a treat seeing your beautiful tiles! Have fun with the socks..looks like a great pattern and color! your dragonfly just reminded me of something to share with you all tomorrow on my blog!!!!

11:15 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Gosh, you did a wonderful job of the fireplace surround! It's so pretty. And, yes, I sniff yarn and fleece fumes make me very happy.

12:20 AM  
Anonymous Annie said...

Those ceramic tiles are incredible, Vanessa! What a work of art. And I agree with there nothing you can't do?!?

6:27 PM  
Blogger zippiknits said...

You did a gorgeous, and I do mean gorgeous, job on the tile surround. My hat's off to you. I used to make glazed ceramics for a business, and tile was something I still want to make for my own house. Thanks for sharing your project.

Blue berry socks should be very cool. Yes, I'm a yarn sniffer, too. Some are better smelling than others are. =0)

6:52 PM  
Blogger June said...

Oh Vanessa, this is so pretty! Wow! I can honestly say that I am not a yarn sniffer, my nose is so sensitive, all I have to do is open the bag to get my kicks!

10:33 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Sniffing yarn? Is this a consequence of your current 'GROOVY' theme? Love the fireplace!

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

I'm a sniffer too!

8:40 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Awww, this yarn looks so yummy! And like you, I also always sniff it - it's amazing what different smells yarn can have, and fortunately I didn't come across a real nasty smell so far, did you?
These tiles are more than awesome - very, very artsy and beautiful!

1:06 AM  

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