Thursday, February 26, 2009

Deadline Accomplished

I guess it was a good thing we had bad weather today. Earlier this morning you could barely see across street. I went in to take Punkinbug to school and when I came out it was like this.


Since the weather was bad, I was able to finish my deadline and get them delivered so they could go to their new home. I think they were very much appreciated and I was glad I got them finished in time.

Now I think I need to start a new project.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Glamour Shots

I promised glamour shots of the handspun with an attitude that was taking a bath the other day. I ended up with a little over 400 yards out of eight ounces of fiber. It is a sport to light worsted weight. One hank will be something for my wonderful husband and the other hank will probably be something for me or for a family member at some point. I would have posted the pictures earlier this week but I was busy spinning.

As you can tell by this. This is four ounces or so of some Gales Art Sibling roving. I had two hanks of this and I tore it apart taking colors out for this hank of yarn and the rest is going in a different hank to hopefully make a Jared Flood inspired scarf.

Now, I must really get knitting. I am knitting this on a deadline (one that I am not sure I can achieve). So if I am quiet for a few days you know where I am.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Letter from the Fiber

Dear Blog Reader,

This is me, or at least that is what I looked like when I came to live with this crazy woman.

Sometime in December, she took me out of the stash where I was hanging out with some really cool merino and started doing weird things to me. She kept pulling me and twisting me. I think I should call Fiber Protective Services but I don't have any hands.

Well if twisting me around and around the first time wasn't enough. She did it again. She turned me into yarn. She thinks I look pretty good.

Now I am taking a bath. What is up with you people???? Can't some yarn take a bath without pictures being taken??? Guess not huh? Thank goodness for bubbles or I wouldn't have any privacy at all.

Now that she is done with me, she has moved on. I feel so used. She left me in the sink for this tart. Well I will show her how beautiful I am going to be after I have been sufficently toweled and dried.

English Garden Fiber purchased at the Yarn Barn in Kansas

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Wheel Goes Round and Round

At least mine has lately. I have been spinning quite a bit in the last few days. I am hoping to do even more today. I think after it finally clicked I am enjoying it more. I was able to go to Knit Night at my LYS this last Thursday and I met someone that is going to help me improve and give me some tips. I had a really good time and I hope to get to go again soon.

When I went to Knit Night I wasn't sure what project to take. I ended up taking three. I worked on the sweater which is almost to the end of the first of the six balls of yarn I have for it. I am making progress so hopefully I will finish it in time for next fall (or if I get my act together I might be able to wear it this winter, I do live in Minnesota after all.)

I started like gangbusters on this sock a few days ago and then I haven't really knit much on it for a few days. I really want to get this pair finished but other projects and my wheel are pulling me in different directions.

I hope everyone has a Happy Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Little Post

I have been doing a little knitting. I decided to make a hat for the baby of a first grade teacher at our school. Punkin had her for a few subjects in Kindergarten and 1st Grade. Her class is called the Busy Bees so I thought it would be a perfect gift to have a Busy Bee Hat. I think the rabbit made a good model don't you????

I had to restart the second of my Paradise Carolina socks. I made a mistake I couldn't quite fix so I tried to rip it back to where the mistake was and I couldn't get the stupid thing back on the needles. I kept losing stitches so I decided to just start it over. I restarted this afternoon and I am making good progress.

I also spun a little this morning. I think (after a year of spinning), that something finally clicked in my brain and I am hoping that it won't be as overspun as some of the other yarn I have made. I can't believe it has almost been a year since I got my wheel. I just need more time to spend working on getting better.

Saturday, February 07, 2009


Ice Cream 3.96

Cake 4.00

Birthday Presents 45.00

Hospital C-Section 12,000.00

Having the opportunity to celebrate the birth of one of the two men in your life. Priceless.

I love you Little Buddy!!!! You are the only guy that ever steals a piece of my heart from your father. You are such a blessing to me and I love you more everyday.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Not Much Knitting Progress

I have finished the first of my Paradise Carolina socks. I am working on the second one as I make this post (got to love waiting for those pictures to upload, huh?).
I really like this yarn and it is very bright, but I am a Frank sock person, so that is probably why I was drawn to this yarn.

The reason why I don't have much knitting progress???? Little Buddy and I are working on a project together. He is doing most of the work I am just helping. Go Little Buddy you are doing great.

I am learning lately that God can work in amazing ways. When I am frustrated or disenchanted with my life he puts a little something to remind me that He is in charge. I really have no control over anything. Yesterday, He gave us a beautiful sunset that this picture doesn't even begin to capture.