Thursday, February 26, 2009
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
I promised glamour shots of the handspun
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
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
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
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
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
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.