Saturday, July 2, 2011

Tour de Fleece

It's my first Tour de Fleece and while I'm still a fledgling spinner I do have the goal of spinning up these.

- FLUFF Organic Merino Top
- Pigeonroof Studios Falkand
- Greenwood Fiberworks BFL
- Bee Mice Elf Merino/Tencel
The FLUFF is the only one I am spinning with a purpose.  I am hoping to spin it as a fingering weight single in order to make the Mezquita Shawl.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Too Funny

Today I was looking around on the internet for instructions on how to make your own lazy kate (a plying device for spinning).  When reviewing the results I came across a good number of them referring to Kate Gosselin.  I love Google!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011



I did it!  I found a lovely little Ashford Traveller.  Her name is Belle and I hope we have a great time together.

BTW - our little bird friend is still visiting us every day and has also discovered (and covered) the car rear view mirrors. We have named him Tom...peeping Tom.  Every morning he's peeking in the window at us.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Who's Knocking?

I was finally cleaning up the home office today and kept hearing something banging on the window.  I looked outside and saw this little bird flapping up against the window.  As I got closer he flew off.  A few minutes later he was back.  Then he'd fly off.  And a few minutes more....he was back.  A few hours later....he was still at it! 

I looked around the bushes out front to see if he/she had a nest going out there but I didn't find anything.  I'm not sure what was up with the poor guy.  He didn't mind me snapping pictures of him at all. And I didn't mind the break from cleaning.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Bout of Finishitis

Bless his heart!  Isn't he just the cutest?  His name is Jerry and he was made for DD#2.  He was a very quick knit I have orders already from other family members to make more just like him.

These are my Mardi Gras socks.  Bright yellow, bright green and purple (I know it looks blue).  Sometimes its fun to knit with really loud yarn.  I'm trying to give away most socks I make this year, but no one has claimed these thus far. :)

This is my Haruni and it's mine, mine, all mine!  It's Wollmeise and it's lovely.  I'm showing it off everywhere I go.

And finally to round off my finishitis...EZ's miter mitts knit with Noro Silk Garden.  It took some work to get the colors to match up but I did it...not sure about the thumbs but whatever.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

It's Coming

The end is near.  I'm getting weaker.  Last night I even had a dream about it. 


No. Not spinning on a spindle. On a wheel....a nice wheel...One of these.

Help!  I feel resistance is futile.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

3rd Times a Charm

I am a knitting bag whore.  I love them.  I would love to have a bunch of them.  However, I am in the simplify your life mode right now and I have been trying to keep the knitting stuff in control.  So I've sold off or given away a few bags including recently selling my Namaste Zuma.  I loved the amount of stuff I could put in it but I couldn't put a pattern or book in it without ruining/wrinkling it.  I also carry a smaller sized wallet and I would lose it in there.  Not enough sectioning. Before that bag I had a Namaste Newport which I wasn't in love with either. 

Then a couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine (the enabler) sent me a link to Little Knits.  They were having a 50% off sale on Namaste bags.  So I decided to try a 3rd Namaste bag.  I ordered the Monroe and I love it!  It's perfect.  Three for my purse stuff, one for the knitting and one for books and patterns.   No, you could not fit a large sweater or afghan project in it but, currently I have 3 smaller projects in there and there is still plenty of room.  I think I will be hanging on to this one for a while.




Friday, February 11, 2011

On the Other Side

Happy New Year!  Yeah, a little late but the last couple of months have been no fun.  I had illness on top of illness.  One illness aggravated another which was not helpful.  I was actually so down and out that for a few weeks I didn't want to knit.  I laid in front of the television and watched sitcom reruns.  Which I did enjoy doing. I'm a sitcom junkie. We also managed a trip to Disney World over Christmas break.  I was lucky to be having a good week that week.  Now, 2 months later, I am finally on the other side and feeling back to myself. 

Feeling better brought back my knitting mojo and off I went.  I knit a lovely pair of socks from yarn and a pattern that I won on turtlegirl76's blog. The yarn is Artsygal in colorway Froglegs and the pattern is Everyone Outta the Pool.


I love these socks but I really have too many and I've decided to give away most socks I knit this year.   I reserve the right to keep a few :)  These are going to a friend that told me about her chiropractor.  He is the best and the back pain I've been struggling with for the last 5 years is almost gone!  She deserves more than socks.

I've also started more socks (self striping from Twisted Limone), and a shawl (with my Wollmeise) but I don't have pictures of those yet.  And lastly, I've been working hard to finish up the sweater I was knitting for my husband.  I finished it yesterday and it fit great, except it is 2-3 inches too short!  So much for careful measuring.  So later today I will be using this method to fix it.  Pictures to follow when I can get him to pose...with the new length.