Spinning WIP is the Celtic Luxe batt from Crystal Creek Fibers. They have an awesome-sauce selection of spinning fibers, spindles, niddy noddies, wheels, etc. Go to www.etsy.com/shop/crystalcreekfibers
The Candy Apples colorway of sock yarn that I hope to cast on next week came from Apothecary Yarns. Their etsy is www.etsy.com/shop/apothecaryyarns They are awesome affordable yarns!
For some lovely handspun yarn and hand knits, check out Diane Donald's shop called Russell Lodge Knits on Etsy. That link is www.etsy.com/shop/russelllodgeknits.
While nothing to do with knitting, please check out this shop for a little pampering. For the safest, most unique, loveliest mani ever check out The Muses' Alchemy on etsy. Pixie Kleio Urania is the artist/mad scientist behind this beautiful product. Not only beautiful for the color and quality of the polish but they are never ever tested on animals. As a matter of fact, Pixie has very severe allergy issues so therefore she tests on herself. They are Big 3 free (free of Toluene, DBP, and Formaldehyde). When she can, she also makes the Big 4 free (free of the above listed chemicals as well as Pthalates free). She also recycles nail polish bottles. Pixie is an all around great and diverse person. A model, a history buff, an award winning amateur astronomer, a former tattoo artist, and she helps to produce her husband's music (DJ Light & Pixie can be found on Sound Cloud and have many free downloads...awesome collections too!). Check out www.etsy.com/shop/themusesalchemy
I hope the links work. If not, just copy/paste them in your browser or go to www.etsy.com and search for the shop names. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
Games we're currently playing: I'm playing World of Warcraft, Mists of Pandaria which I will review next week. "B" (my roommate) is playing Halo 4, Assassin's Creed 3, and Magic the Gathering Duel of the Plainswalkers 2012 on Xbox360. My dear husband, Ryan is playing Call of Duty, Black Ops II on Xbox360. My daughter is currently into Tetris Splash on Xbox360 as well as PacMan Championship Edition, Ms. PacMan, and Galaga. (I got her started on the all the 80's goodies!)
I'm currently knitting a vanilla sock on Patrons Kroy FX sock yarn purchased from JoAnn's (ball band long gone! Sorry!). Those are being knit on sz 0 DPNs. I'm also knitting the Crosswords at the Coffeeshop by Karrie Stienmetz. She recently passed away and her loss has been felt by many of us. The Ravelry knitters and podcasters who followed Karrie are knitting this pattern as a KAL in her memory. Please feel free to join us! The patter is $5 on Ravelry. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crosswords-at-the-coffee-shop
I'm currently knitting this on sz 10 circs using Lion Brand's Homespun yarn in Golden and Herb Garden.