Saturday, April 25, 2009

Spring Has Sprung

At least here in Minnesota. We have had a large range of weather here this week, Thursday was almost 90 and yesterday it was 41. I kind of wish the weather would make up it's mind already. Since Spring is here that means that grass is growing so I mowed for the first time this afternoon, actually I just finished.

I have been working on my handspun shawl today. I have almost done a whole repeat today which is saying something considering the rows are getting pretty long. I think it is turning out pretty good so far. I am hoping to have this done soon.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Not to Me

I was making dinner the other night when I told Punkingbug that I was going to use Penne pasta instead of elbow macaroni to make it.

She claimed she didn't like that kind. I told her the ingredients were exactly the same and showed her on the box that they were the same. She still said, "I don't like that kind." I told her they were just shaped different and they tasted the same.

She replied, "Not to me they don't"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bathrooms, Boring Brown and Beautiful

It has been pretty quiet on this blog for a while. I kept meaning to post and then something would happen and I wouldn't get around to it. I have one really good reason for being quiet lately.

I was busy painting and redecorating the bathroom. I thought about the before picture as I was starting to paint the yellow on and then I thought "Nah, don't worry about it". I wish I had though because I think it looks so much better.

I have been knitting this brown sock too. It is wonderful yarn (Regia Silk), a great pattern even though a little fiddly with the knit purl knit all in one stitch but I like how it looks though. I think it is just the brown that I don't like. I know the color isn't right here but it is a chocolate brown.

I really haven't been spinning much either, I did get a little time in today. This is my current spinning project.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter (there is Knitting Content)

Happy Easter to all my blogging friends. I am so thankful for a Savior that was willing to die on a cross for me. The best part is He came back to life how amazing that is to me. I hope all of you are having a great day.

I started a shawl out of my Raspberry Bonkers fiber. It is moving along rather quickly. I am not sure quite how big I am going to make it but I think I will really
enjoy it once it is done. I also have a couple of dresses that will go with it for church which I think is pretty cool.

I finished some spinning this week. This is some Gales Art BFL, I really like this fiber ALOT. It was so easy to spin and the colors that she comes up with are amazing. I already have more of her fiber on a bobbin already.

In an effort to use up some of my stash I dug out this Cascade Fixation to make a pair of anklets. I am not sure if I should rip them out and start over with more stitches since when I tried them on it looks like ribbing and I am not sure how comfortable that would be to walk on. I did have some success with a short row heel though.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Serious Aunt Pride

Check this out.

That is my nephews sculpture that is headed to New York for the finals.
Way to go, Jake.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Happy Feet

There is a little girl in Kindergarten today with very happy feet. I finished up these socks for the Punkinbug yesterday. She wasn't feeling very good so I think they cheered her up a little bit. Her older sister, Punkin, is wearing the pair I made for her today too. It is great that my girls like handmade socks.

I had a gift certificate from the Loopy Ewe that I was having a hard time spending. When I get a gift certificate I usually wait until I am sure that I can get something really good or a very good deal. This is the haul from that gift certificate. Five bumps (or whatever you call the way roving is put up) of Gales Art Fibers Black BFL aka Spinners Crack. From left to right, Stormy Sea, Grape Vine, Gum Ball, Deep Blue Sea, and Proud Peacock. Now I just have to decide which to spin first.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Handspun Gorgeousness

I just had to show off my latest finished handspun. I think I have enough to make a small shawl out of it. I am planning on the Adamas Shawl. (Ravelry Link) I have about 500 yards of it so I think it will work.