shiny things and yarn

things that make me happy

Spicie Foodie ~ Spicy Foodie ~ Learn to cook~ ethnic cooking in Europe Healthy, Fresh and deliciou: Heavenly Nutella Banana Bread January 31, 2011

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Spicie Foodie ~ Spicy Foodie ~ Learn to cook~ ethnic cooking in Europe Healthy, Fresh and deliciou: Heavenly Nutella Banana Bread.

Dear Nutella Banana Bread,

I want you inside me.




Happy Birthday to ME! January 29, 2011

Filed under: i'm awesome,knitting,life — yarngasm @ 11:59 am
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I’m 26 today. I have a feeling it’s gonna be a good day. I was kind of worried that very few people would come out to celebrate my awesomeness tonight, but thanks to Facebook, I’ve got a good group lined up for fun. We’re just going to a bar in the area, which is really all I need.

I got a new haircut on Thursday night. My coworker recommended the salon and couldn’t sing enough of their praises. I love the color and the shape. Check it out!

My new haircut!

I also bought myself some yarn for the occasion, as well as a triple-decker cookie cooling rack and a cute necklace with little red bows, so it looks like the tail of a kite. Here’s a (kind of blurry) shot of the yarn. This was before I figured out how to use the macro setting on my phone camera… I’ve only had the thing for a year, you’d think I’d know by now.

But, I digress. Here’s the yarn!

Happy Birthday to ME!

Hope everybody else has an awesome day!


Hipster Helmet January 12, 2011

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I made this beauty for Kristyn out of 1.75 skeins of Knitpicks Andean Silk yarn. It’s a take on Kirsten Dunst’s red cabled hat from Elizabethtown. I’m loving the yarn and the hat turned out well. I might make myself one out of Malabrigo.

Things in non-knitting life have been pretty good recently. I’ve decided that 2011 will be an awesome year. I’m going to take chances, save money, and hopefully move out sometime in the next six months. Here’s hoping!


Christmas knitting projects December 27, 2010

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I’ve been knitting up a storm lately. December is really awesome for my knitting mojo. I made a Scrunchable scarf for my niece, some fingerless mitts (Warmeez) for my friend Meg, and a quick headband for my friend Sarah. I’ve still gotta make an Elizabethtown style red hat for Kristyn, which I’ll probably start tonight or tomorrow.


Flashback November 28, 2010

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Jurassic Park is on SyFy right now. I’m geekily excited.


Knitting and Coffee: Winter Edition November 23, 2010

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Peppermint mocha and a scarf for my niece. It’s the scrunchable scarf from Ravelry. I’m using some superwash wool from my stash.



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via The Daily What.



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