Tuesday, April 29, 2008

H is for....

HAPPY to be HOME. We had to make a trip to Kansas for a funeral. Ten hours in the car each way is not fun. I do HAVE to say that the kids did great. There was very little fussing and fighting I am really glad that I HAVE such great kids. Buddy got to go to Grandpa's farm and see the tractor. Trust me HE HAD a really good time.

I tried to post last week but Blogger was messing up. This is some roving that I had dyed and then spun. It is about 400 yards of a fingering weight with a few slubs but it is getting better. I am really enjoying spinning I just wish I had more time for it. I think this could be a pair of socks maybe or a nice scarf.

I didn't get much knitting done on the trip but I did finish reading a book. I am still working on the socks for the Punkin's paraprofessional. I still need to get the teachers pair done before the end of May. I better get busy.

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Ten Dollar Experiment

I was gifted three fleeces or a big bag of wool however you look at it. Is it still a fleece if it is taken apart?? I have no idea what they kind they are but I figured oh well it is worth a try. The bag is pretty full and is pretty big.

So I am conducting The Ten Dollar Experiment. All I will be out if it fails will be a bottle of dishwashing soap and a dishpan. Both I can use for other purposes later so I guess I won't be out anything in the long run.

This is my attempt at cleaning it.

Just in case you thought I wasn't knitting here is a picture of the sock I am working on for the paraprofessional in Punkin's class. I am actually decreasing the toe now but this is the most recent picture I have taken. I need to finish this one and start a pair for her teacher and have both done before the end of May. I guess I need to quit blogging and start knitting huh???

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Terrific Tuesday!!!!!!!!!

It is a terrific Tuesday to this transplanted Kansan.

First, how about those Jayhawks???????? I am so happy for them. It is always great when a college from your home state does well. They played a great game and it was so exciting to watch. The only down side was I was too nervous to knit and just sat there during the game sitting on my hands.

Second, I finished my second Swirl sock this morning. I loved this pattern and the yarn and they fit great.

Started March 12, 2008
Finished April 8, 2008
Yarn Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Wind in the Willows
Needles KnitPicks Options DPN's 2.25

Third, I received my Wee sock from the Wee Sock Swap over the weekend but forgot to take a picture. I will put it up next time. Shiloh, if you happen to look here I didn't have an email to send you a thank you. Thank you so much and it is a really cute sock.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Rock Chalk Jayhawk

They made it to Monday night. WOO HOO. It was a little scary there for a bit. (Coach Self says they went brain dead). Just Memphis to get past now.


Though I only fooled one person, it was a joke. I am not giving up my fiber you will have to pry it out of my cold dead hands first.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


is for GIVING up.

I am GIVING up knitting. GOING to sell my stash. Throw the wheel in the burn pile.