Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ten on Tuesday--Library Edition

First I have been knitting just not very fast so hopefully I will have a good knitting post up soon.

Ten Reason to use the Public Library

1. It is cheap.  (unless you have late fees)

2. I don't have to store all the books that I read from there.

3. E-Books I can get books for my e reader through the state library.

4.  Inter library loan.  If they don't have it.  They can get it.

5. Story time.  NaNa at our library is awesome.

6. Mini classes for kids. The girls are taking sewing right now.

7. Movies to check out.

8.  Don't have buyers remorse if you read a book that sucks and think you wasted your money.

9.  Librarians are super neat people.

10.  Free bookmarks!!!!!!  My youngest daughter has a collection.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ten On Tuesday

This week's topic is ten things you love about spring.  Thanks Carole.

1. Getting rid of the heavy coat.

2. Sleeping with window open.

3. The sound of the woodpecker waking me up.

4. Spring break.  A week of not carting kids to school and making lunches.

5. March Madness.  I love watching college basketball on the weekends.  Rock Chalk Jayhawk!!!!!

6. Going to the park with the kids and watching them play.

7. Knitting outside on the porch.

8. Trees budding out.

9. Green grass.

10. Thunderstorms.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Simple Skyp socks out of Hill Country Yarns in Bluebonnet.  I have the first one finished now and I have started the second one.  I am just past the ribbing on the cuff and a few rows into the pattern.

Mockery Socks out of Fleece Artist 2/6 Merino.  I haven't worked on these much since I took the picture a couple of days ago so they look about the same.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

Today's Ten on Tuesday is your favorite kinds of pie!!

1. Pineapple Pie, it is something that brings back wonderful memories of my childhood helping my grandmother make them. Before we baked them we always sprinkled them with sugar!

2. Pecan Pie, one of my absolute favorites.  I loved how the pecans get all sugary.

3. Pumpkin Pie, I like to make this all year long.  It reminds me of fall.  I think I have everything I need to make one today.

4. Chocolate Cream Pie, how can you not like pie that has chocolate in it????

5. Coconut Cream Pie,  especially if the coconut on top is toasted just a little bit.

6. Apple Pie, with lots of cinnamon and sugar with butter makes the house smell so good.

7. Peach Pie is a favorite that I always forget about.

8. Oatmeal Creme Pie, I know it is not "pie" but I love them.

9. Chicken Pot Pie, but without peas.  Peas are yucky.

10. Ice cream Pie, I love any pie that involves ice cream.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

On the Wheel

I thought I would show what is currently getting attention on my wheel.  This is the AllSpunUp Spin a long fiber for February/March. It is a 50/30/20 alpaca/merino/silk blend that practically spins itself. I have enjoyed this blend and the color is amazing.  I am trying to decide if I should leave it a single or make it a 2 ply.

This is the first bobbin of the fleece that I am working on.  I love the oatmeal color.  I still have a lot of it left to do.

This is some BFL that I got at the Wicked Stitch.  Jennifer dyed this and I so enjoyed spinning it.  It just needs to be plied at this point.  I let it rest while I started the alpaca/merino/silk.  I will probably ply this after I finish the first bobbin of the other.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

Ten Things I Like About March

1. My husband's birthday, without him I would be very lonely.  I am so thankful that he is my husband.

2. My youngest daughter, Punkinbug, has a birthday this month also.  She is a joy to have around and smart as a whip.

3. Spring Break, a whole week that I don't have to make the "school run".

4. The grass starts to peek out of the ground.  Those little pieces of green give me hope that winter is almost over.

5. March Madness, I love watching some unknown team bring down a big name.  There is always a Cinderella team that comes out of nowhere.

6. Melting snow.

7. Taking the kids to the park.

8. Warmer weather

9. Knowing that I won't see -5 degrees for at least 8 months

10. 31 days in the month gives me more time to knit.