Sunday, September 30, 2007

Saturday Sky on Sunday

I had a visit with the Knit Boss yesterday, did a bit of spinning, knitting and lots of chatting. Then DH, The Mayor and I went out to dinner for our anniversary so I'm catching up now... Beautiful day! Perfect sleeping weather at night. I'm so happy to have the windows open for a bit.
Here is some bonus knitting: The September Mid-Month KAL
I did the first dishcloth dress, then had so much left over did another + a tribble! I used the Sugar & Cream Twists and really like how it knits up. It seems much softer than the regular cotton.

Have a great weekend


Thursday, September 27, 2007


So apparently I suck as a blogger. I have every intention of posting , but get all involved in reading everyone elses stuff. I've always enjoyed reading more than writing....

Plus the charger for my camera battery died so I've been stingy with the picture taking

BUT I did find a replacement on Ebay for only $.98! Only with shipping & handling it came to a little less than $10. Still that's better than having to get a new camera! ( I would still like a new camera soon- maybe after we get a new pc - sigh)

I'm having a lucky streak lately. The Mr. says I should play the lottery. First Noolie sent this for her Light The Night fundraiser- see link on sidebar. Go Donate! (if you win a prize and are not a knitter, I'll gladly take if for you! ) The VK Shawls on the Go! Fun book and a perfect size to fit in your purse or knitting bag... not too big and easy to read.
Next up I won this from Kristy : I told her my embarrassing stories and was the closest to guess the correct number of buttons!
Plus she sent along more soap!!!!!!!! (I traded her handspun for SOME soap- she is crazy generous)I'm going to use these for my Spa Sets that I'm gifting at Christmas. So.Cool.

I have been knitting too.... see another dishcloth & Tribble! The Nubbins pattern (scroll down page) from Knitting in a Happy Camper I used Sugar & Cream Twists in Denim on size 7 needles for the cloth and the Tribble. I LOVELOVELOVE how I can get a cloth + a tribble out of one ball of cotton. It feels thrifty. (of course you can't count the $$$ I've spent on cotton yarn, but still I feel thrifty)
I finished up Mom-mom's project too... 2 cap & mitten sets. I have to upload the pics from the camera.
That's about it for now- I think. I'll try to keep updated here, really. (oh ***t. I just realized I haven't updated Ravelry either.... ack.- maybe later)

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Saturday Sky

Overcast and Muggy. I don't think I'm mowing the lawn today....


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Shut yer Bunghole

Found at Amanda's

My pirate name is:

Captain Morgan Vane

Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. You tend to blend into the background occaisionally, but that's okay, because it's much easier to sneak up on people and disembowel them that way. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from
part of the network

so true its almost scary.

knitting content soon- really.


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sir Mayor

We went back to the PA Renaissance Faire this weekend. The Mr. felt the need to throw some battle axes and shoot cross bows. The weather could not have been better.

The best part? The Mayor got knighted by the Queen!
She even used HIS sword (and there was some confusion on handing the pointy end to the Queen but it got sorted out)

He was so excited! Plus he met William Shakespear and got his autograph. How about that?

Sir Mayor of Concord. Life is good.

Knitting & spinning content to resume soon.


Saturday, September 15, 2007

Saturday Sky

Absolutely Gorgeous. Gone to play.
Talk later


Monday, September 10, 2007

From the Wheel

I hadn't realized until now that the finer you spin, the LONGER it takes. Duh. Like I knew, but I guess it really came home to me this week as I was spinning and plying these:

4oz of BFL from Warm Threads, color "Wine Country"

I really wanted to keep the color pattern so I Navaho plied.The whole she-bang ended up as 13-14 wpi/DK weight about 220 yards! I think that's a pretty nice skein.

Here is another biggie: 4oz of superwash "Mostly Blue" This is one of the batches of stuff I went in halvsies with Amanda some time last year? dunno. 2 ply 20 wip/fingering weight, 515 yards. Yup even I was shocked! That's a lotta yarn.No plans for either skein right now, but I'm sure something will come up!

The wheel is going home Friday, so I have to hurry! I have 4 oz of super soft baby alpaca I'm trying to spin fine & ply. If I can get that done then I'll have tried a good varity of rovings and be pleased with my wheel time.

I have been knitting too... I just finished a Spa Set for Mom to gift a friend and totally forgot to take pics. Oh well, there will be plenty more of those being knit soon enough.

Talk Later


Sunday, September 09, 2007

Saturday Sky day & night

Saturday Day Saturday Night
Hope everyone had a great weekend! Pics of spun yarn soon....


Thursday, September 06, 2007

Things I have not blogged about...

First week of school for him and new job for me! Gah! too much going on...But here are some things done last month that were gifts and could not show till now.

Llama from Fiber Trends- 1 skien of Lamb's Pride in Sandy Heather Birthday gift to M4
Mini Me socks- done toe up and sent in box with Llama for Little Cat D
Mommy & Me socks- Lion Brand Magic Stripes in color Regatta Blue Stripe- Addi 2's, 2 circs. Large are cuff down, small are toe up. In the Llama box for M4 & Little Cat C
Yarn Piarate Bootly club yarn- 420 yds Superwash BFL "Calamity"

Still have Amanda's wheel and am spinning away every opportunity. I'll have more yarn to show soon.

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Sunday, September 02, 2007

Saturday Skys

At the PA Renaissance Faire
The Dungeon
The Jousting Field
The Living Statue (aka how to freak a little boy- she stole his hat!)
The Jousting Field for an archery demo
The Field for the big finale with the Queen! "Long Live the Queen!"
Have a great Labor Day weekend!