Monday, March 29, 2010

Around here...



There's been a lot of sniffles and snuggles and searching for inspiration in clouds and fog.  It seems that my immune system threw in the towel (after a whole season of no colds!) for the first day of spring and finals week.  It never fails that finals stress me out to the extent of getting ill.

But today I'm on the up swing and I'm sitting here with my yerba mate latte (ohmygosh I have to tell you about the most amazing thing in the world.  I usually stay away from my foodie/nutritionist side here on this blog because I spend so much time thinking/worrying/talking about it in real life that it sort of exhausts me.  But in short, I have a dairy allergy and soy milk doesn't work for me either.  So in my quest to find a suitable milk substitute I've stumbled upon the nectar of the gods.  Trader Joe's Vanilla Rice Drink. Oh. My. Word.  Creamy, slightly sweet, no weird aftertaste, and SO good warmed up in your morning tea.  Go, try, revel.) and a long day off ahead of me.  This morning we took a nice little jaunt on the beach, the wildflowers are just amazing this time of year!  I love going to the beach on rainy Mondays... Living in a tourist town lends itself to really appreciating the quiet days.




I spent the weekend getting ready for my shop update on Wednesday and there some really pretty braids of roving that will be up for grabs!


I'm also working on some super secret projects and I'm so excited about them I'm just bursting to tell you!  But alas, you will have to wait.  But don't worry, there will be lots of things to keep you engaged until the big unveiling.  Like an awesome theurchiness gift certificate giveaway!  On Friday head on over to the beautiful Virtue Natural blog for a chance to win.  Don't worry, I'll come back and remind you when it's time.  :)

And now, time for some more relaxation.  I'm almost back to my old self and I'm thinking tomorrow I'll have my energy back.  The awesome thing about being sick is how far along I'm coming on my knitting!  I'm working on my first garment project, a sweater vest in amazing Cascade Venezia Worsted...  It's a silk/merino blend and it's to die for.  I'm almost half way through the sweater and I'm sort of bored and sort of loving it all at the same time.


Stay tuned this week for a new tutorial!  Happy Monday, lovelies.

5 comments:

Chantel said...

I adore Cascade Venezia. I made my shrug out of the bulky weight and I just love the touch of it. Great choice for the vest!

Brianna said...

Can't wait for the shop update!

Virtue Natural said...

Reading your blog post is like having a zen moment... Wilson is a bundle of cuteness. Your ribbon yarnies are intoxicating my kitty. She is rolling over them now. :)

inoxiaknits said...

I dream of living near the ocean someday. It's one of my most favorite things in the world.

Bee said...

If you like the Trader Joe's Rice milk, try the Almond milk. It's definitely yummy! Love your shop update too!