Wednesday, June 30, 2010


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Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
My family and I took a weekend trip to the Niagara Falls/Nuffalo, NY area for the weekend and I stopped @ the Elmwood Yarn Shop in Buffalo. It's located @ 1639 Hertel Avenue in Buffalo and its a really nice shop. I bought this in a bag of discontinued yarn for $22.50 for 6 balls; a pretty good deal, I think. I'm not sure what I'm going to knit with it; maybe a top for my daughter? We'll see.

I also picked up some Roawn denim; a yarn I've been wanting to try for awhile. I got 2 balls of it for $14. The label says it will shrink and fade just like real blue jeans.
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We had a really good time in Niagara Falls...I love it there this time of year!

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sewing Machine

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Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
I finally got around to opening my new sewing machine! I actually bought it quite a long time ago but was too scared to open it and try it out. I'm not that great @ sewing on a machine but I want to change that. Since it's getting so hot out, it's not very comfortable to have a lap full of wool/yarn (which is why my Mason-Dixon Log Cabin afghan is hibernating right now). I'm hoping to get a bit better with the machine and finish up some projects I've been wanting to do for awhile. I have a little fabric lying around and a bag I want to line so I'm going to start with that.

The price was orginally $100 @ Walmart ($130 @ Joann's for this model) but I paid $50 for it!!! S-C-O-R-E!!!

It does alot of cool stitches/buttonholes and comes with a DVD which is good for b/c I'm more of a visual learner and have a hard time with books/manuels. Thats how I taught myself to knit and crochet; DVD's/YouTube videos/ and then went back to the Stitch n' Bitch books when I had the basics downpat. Wish me luck!