Sunday, May 11, 2014

Destination: MD Sheep and Wool Festival

On Sat May 3, 2014 I set out on a small road trip to Howard County Maryland (I live in Baltimore, MD) for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.  I was so excited considering that I have not been to any type of knitting event in two years, plus it was my first time at MD Sheep and Wool.  As I told you guys in an earlier post, I have been going through a knitting rut, hence the lack of knitting/yarn related posts.  Attending a knitting event, seeing all the beautiful yarns and notions, and being around my fellow knitters, was the perfect thing to yank me out of my rut.  I am back with a vengeance, stocked on yarn and have oodles of ideas for projects! I was beyond overwhelmed by the amount of vendors and people at the festival, so I didn’t snap many pics as I was busy taking it all in.  Here are the few shots I did manage to get. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Homemade Moment: Sangria

It's the fourth of July weekend, which means let the drinks and the good times roll.  In other words, Sangria time!!!  I have been seeing many different recipes in magazines or on blogs for mixed drinks and cocktails.  Every time I come across cocktail recipes in magazines I tear them out and put them on the refrigerator, only to never use them.  After doing that for about a year now I finally decided to test out one of the recipes.  I found this recipe on Tasty Trials  yesterday and couldn't wait to try it.  The recipe is for White Berry Sangria,  I modified it a bit but you can find the original recipe and full detailed instructions here.


1 bottle dry white wine
2 cups lemon-lime soda
1 cup raspberry vodka
1/2 cup brandy
chopped strawberries

The Sangria turned out great and it was fun to make, it was a complete hit with my family!!

Make your own and Enjoy!!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

For the Love of Twinkle

Last Wednesday I took a really spontaneous trip to New York City.  It all stated when I logged into my Facebook account on Tuesday evening.  The first news on my feed was from Twinkle by Wenlan, she was having a warehouse sale in New York.  I don't know if I have shared that Twinkle is my absolute favorite designer/brand.  Twinkle has the most luxurious knits ever.  I have knit many Twinkle patters myself but I didn't own anything from the ready to wear line, since it is very expensive and therefore out of my price range.  So, when I saw that there would be a warehouse sale and prices would be 60% off I knew I had to be there.  The next morning I set out on a 4 hour bus trip to New York, all for my love of Twinkle.  I have been to New York a few times but never by myself so this was uncharted territory.  I arrived at the sale around 10:30 am, and found some great pieces.  I spent 180 bucks on nine Twinkle pieces,  all of the pieces  were originally priced over 100 dollars a piece,  so that was a steal.  After  I left the sale,  I had a delicious lunch in Chelsea at Cafeteria.  All in all a productive and relaxing day trip in NYC.  I should do that more often!

Vibrant NYC streets!

Inside the warehouse sale. 

Post warehouse sale cab ride...

The Damage...

Goodbye NYC...


The Goodies....

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Adventures in Spinning

As you guys know I went to The New York Sheep and Wool festival this year. Being that it was my first time there I didn't know which vendors I would hit or goodies I would buy, but I definitely knew I wanted to pickup a spindle. While I will always be a knitter first, recently I have been intrigued by spinning. So I bought two spindles, one small, one larger one. I opted for the cheaper priced ones as I didn't know how my foray into spinning would turn out. I also bought 6 bags of acrylic roving. Once I arrived home I looked up a few spinning how-to videos on YouTube. I unsuccessfully worked at it for about an hour until I caught on. I tried two different methods but the park and draft method worked best for me. A feeling of pride came over me once I finished spinning all of the roving (which took about 3 days).

Friday, November 2, 2012

I Am Officially a Sock Knitter

I just finished my first pair of socks ever and I couldn't be happier. I used a really simple sock pattern I found on Ravelry paired with some beautiful wool yarn that I picked up at Rhinebeck. They knit up pretty quickly and they are so warm too. Also this was first time using double pointed needles. So, overall a great experience of firsts.
p.s. This is why I absolutely love knitting, there is always something new to learn or try. It never gets boring!