Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Plus a Bunny for Little Cat D.
See? No angry bunny here!
I would like to do a larger bunny some day... so much knitting, so little time.
Why did the last paragraph of my post cut off?? Oh well, I'll tell you about the mitered square cotton rug later...
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Labels: Saturday Sky
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Gifts From Afar
and inside.... jewlery that she MADE. Herself. How cool is that?
I've been wearing them every day since I opened the envlope but do you think I'd ask someone to take my picture? duh.
The bracelet and earrings are the most sparkley crystals in yellow and peach. I was/am completely blown away by her creativity and generosity. The Mayor declared them "Fancy" and The Mr. was very impressed with the envelope (not so much into the sparkles is he).And check this out... she knew Knit Boss needed a little pick-me-up with the store closing and all so she made this cool set, bracelet, earrings and necklace. (also in a way cool envleope that I failed to get a picture of).
I feel lucky and blessed to have made such a clever, generous, creative, beautiful friend on the internet. Kristy, thanks again for everything! You made our week!
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Let me know and I'll start posting soon.....
And since blog posts with no pics are BORING....
here is another Beanie Baby Sleeping Bag for the littlest sheep. Now she does not get lost in the bed at night.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
May Mid-Month KAL
I did a dishcloth this month instead of a spare square since they are overflowing the tote!
I hope to start assembling the spare square blankets this week! I need to steam block a few of the squares first and match them all up. If I'm really good, I'll have some to take to the hospital in June. What do you think?
Have a great day!
Labels: dishcloth KAL
Monday, May 21, 2007
That's it... back to knitting.
Labels: non knitting
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Labels: Saturday Sky
Friday, May 18, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Beanie Baby Sleeping Bag & Spinning
I've been mostly spinning this week....
The pink/blue/white is 85 yards worsted thick'n' thin spun. This was roving that Amanda dyed for me in her dishwasher! (drop her a note and she might do some for you!) The maroon is 38 yards fingering/sport again from Amanda . She sells her stuff on Etsy ! Go look! Green & purple is about 16 yds worsted and 40 yds fingering from MDSW batt. The *Party in a Bag* purple/blue/glitter from MDSW. Spun and gifted to Scooter. I never even made note of the yardage Bad Blogger.
And this is so cute the Mayor wants on for one of his toys.... a Beanie Baby sleeping bag! Its a free pattern. Super easy, super cute and a great way to try double knitting if you have not before. Its late so I'll find the links and update later... (its later and I've updated.....)
Tomorrow is the last day of busines at the shop. *snif* Next week I'll be helping out with power tools taking down shelves and things.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Trish tagged me!
Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs the 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog. Here are my facts:1. 2 years ago I donated 11 inches of my hair to Locks of Love. I have not had a haricut since (DIY bangs do not count)
2. 3 years ago I had Lazer eye surgery done. I LOVELOVELOVE it. I now have better than 20/20 vision.
3. My superpower is being able to read directions. This is how I learned to spin. Amanda wanted to spin so handed me the book to teach her! (she now has a wheel and is an awesome spinner OH and she sells batts in her Etsy shop. Fun stuff!)
4. Like Trish, I love to read but have been consumed by the wool. I will read SciFi-Fantasy and Romance (especially historical romance) when I have the chance
5. I used to be thin. Then I met The Mr and was cooking lots. Never trust a skinny cook.
6. My house sits on 1 acre, mostly grass. It takes me 2.5- 3 hrs to mow. I hate the weed wacker- it hurts my hands. (does that count as 2 things?)
7. My kitchen has little storage and no counter space. This makes me crazy since I like to cook. I'm hoping a kitchen upgrade is in the 5 yr plan.'
Ok, that looks pretty random. How about I tag:
5. M4 (blogless but I will post her answers if she wants to play)
6. JEN (also blogless, but if she wants to play...)
7. #1 SIL (um, blogless- but should start one because I said)
Also if you weren't tagged but would like to play, feel free to snag the rules and post on your blog
Sorry for the tagging the blogless ones, but hey! Pressure to start their own blog!
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Beautiful day! Off to the annual hockey team Bbq. Would it be too weird if I brought my spinning?
Labels: Saturday Sky
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Happy Mother's Day (early)
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Not one but TWO Golding Ring Spindles! The larger is as Celtic Ring, 3" cherry and walnut, 1.9 oz. The funky looking smaller is an Aromatherapy spindle, 2" cherry and walnut, .95 oz. There is a small cup st the top of the aromatherapy spindle and you take a bit of cotton, put a drop of lavender oil (or whatever) and put the cotton in the cup. The fan blades waft the calming scent up as you spin. I love them both and have been spinning madly since Saturday!
Something called * Party in a Bag* from Pucker Brush Farm- they had baskets of this wonderful stuff that you stuffed into a bag for like $34 a pound. Amanda and I split a bag. I started spinning this on my Ashford spindle. Fun!
The lovely wooden nostepinne came from Mr Bill Hardy of Turnstyles. I've been wanting one of these for a while and cannot wait to practice winding different shape yarn balls Um, it gets a little crazy here - the paper bag has a felting kit for shoe inserts (one of the few "what was I thinking" purchase) to the right of that is a face spritzer of lavender water. The 2 balls of fiber were another thing I split with Amanda. Merino from Brush Creek Farm - Rocky Coast colorway. She made me crazy with this- we passed it about 1/2 dozen times and she kept talking about it. Me- "Wanna go halvzies?" Her- "Noooo, its too much. You don't have to". Rinse & Repeat 5xs. She finally caved to my pressure, muh-haha!
Below the bag is a little container of cuticle rub and a tub of pure Shea Butter from RJ Caulder @ Breezy Willow Farm ( I'm a lotion addict) and the white stuff is BAMBOO fiber from Shadeyside Farm. To the left of the bamboo is a GRAFTON BATT and I cannot remember the vendor where I purchased this. I'm pretty psyched to spin this.
The bottom row is more of the Party in a Bag in greens, a green & purple batt (just because it was pretty and looked like a muppet) and 4oz of Merino in Primrose from the Drafting Zone (I hoping to spin this into a lace weight for the Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl. Maybe using my aromatherapy spindle- muh-haha
And finally - yarn from Tess' ! SCORE! whoot! Even early in the day, this outside booth was crowded! 30 mins in line just to pay! (and shop more) I got 4 skeins of sock yarn and 2 lace. Really nice yarns in super colors. I'm not a pink person, but pink and gray??!! Can you say 80's? It about leapt into my arms!
What a really great day. I can't wait to go again next year and check out spinning wheels!
Oh and next year remind me to take better notes. I have receipts and scribbles all over and have no idea what most of it means.
I'd like to take a minute here and thank my Mom and The Mr who gave me cash (Mother's Day, birthday and Christmas 07 !!) so I could go and loose my mind to the wool. I'm a lucky girl to have family that supports (but not always understands) me. ThankYouMomandMr. !LoveYouSoMuch!
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Spinning on my NEW GOLDING CELTIC SPINDLE! I lovelovelove this spindle. The wool is from Amanda and is spinning up sweet! I'm hoping to get a fingering weight for socks. My spinning is still pretty inconsistant, but between the new spindle and the excellent wool I may pull this off!
A, I'll need some more of this, PLEASE! (did you know she sells batts on Etsy? Yummy stuff!)
Monday, May 07, 2007
Oh The Things You Will See....
Baby goats !
People! (she will not get lost in the crowd)
The Main Barn- by 10:30 am it was pretty insane. Beautiful yarns in all colors
The line to get a t-shirt. Yes, the LINE to get a t-shirt! Crazy.Spotted GoatsSpinning directly from the angora bunny. Just pluck and go. So. Cool. Da Loot.
Labels: MD SheepandWool
Saturday, May 05, 2007
A cold front came in and brought lots of clouds and a chilly breeze. Obviously this did not stop our fun as exibited by Amanda in the lower left corner! We were heading to the car to drop off some purchases and the clouds, parking lot with MANYMANY cars and a woman intoxicated by wool fumes made an excellent pic.
Just Keep Knitting
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
May Prize for Spare Squares
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
The April Winner is.....
Trish D from Knittin' and Lovin' It !
Here is the April prize, click the link for more deets....
Trish had just donated a skein of Opal sock yarn with her last bunch of spare squares. How cool is that???
Trish, I thought you would like the suprise of seeing it posted on the blog, rather then just an email from me! BTW, send ME an email confirming your snail mail! (of course I didn't keep the package for the return address!)
Tomorrow I'll post the May prize!
Just Keep Knitting!