Friday, September 28, 2007
So, I've been informed of a Long Island Spinning Guild that I'm gunna look into :-) They meet the 3rd Weds of the month (I think) so I missed it for September, but hope to make it to the meeting in October.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
And with the flash so you can see how shiny it it:
Now, my knitting will come to a temporary screeching halt while I spin like mad to finish up the merino that I'm currently spinning on my drop spindle so I can give this a try! Devin's spindle has some pink wool on it that we were spinning together, so I can't rush that one off the spindle, but my own spinning I can bang out so I can get to something new.
THANK YOU JULI!!!!!! I can't wait to get started :-) And I already have a *super secret* project of my own going on right now that I was hoping to get in the mail before I got the fiber. You're totally gunna have to wait like a year and a half for it now!!! LOL!
And on this corner too. And the yarn didn't hold up at all:
This is a pattern that I got off the Lion Brand web site & I used Lion Brand Homespun. I LOVED this yarn when I first started knitting & made like a gazillion scarves with it. This was clearly before I became a yarn snob! Soon I realized that the yarn grows substantially with wear. And it pretty much shreads. I did wear this maybe twice before the ends popped out & it grew exponentially in size. Then I let my son use it as a throw blanket for a while, b/c really, what little boy doesn't need a lace blanket? This now lives in a box in the corner of my closet and rarely sees the light of day. Georgie seemed to like it when I took it out for the photo shoot and insisted on having his picture taken with the hideous shawl!
Monday, September 10, 2007
I took these a few weeks ago in NH. Georgie was eating a peach he picked right off a tree in Great Papa's yard.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Then we went to Patternworks and Keepsake Quilting where I got these:
That's a little gauger checker thing, a sweater stone to remove fuzzies, wool wash, an apron pattern book (gunna give sewing an other try- I really like the middle apron!) and two skeins of Berocco Ultra Alpaca in Prune. The Ultra Alpaca was slotted to become a Brea Bag, but I think I have since changed my mind. It's so soft and squishy.... I just can't see using it for something that wont be cuddled. I also got the Jo Sharp Knit book- Issue 1, which I forgot to throw in the picture.
Then Mom & Dad went to the Harrisville Yarn & Loom store and came back with these goodies:
The green is 100% wool and the gold is 25% mohair, 70% wool, 5% cashmere. Both are Harrisville's line of yarn & are a BIT scratchy, but not bad at all. I think the green may turn into the Brea Bag. I initially didn't want another green knit bag, but this green is so different from the green I used for my felted bag that I think it's OK. The gold kinda matches the gold I'm using for Juli's DNA shawl, but the fiber is so different that it may not work for a matching accessory. We shall see.
And speaking of Juli's shawl, there has been a bit of progress made on it. Yeah!!!!! I've been making an effort to finish up the zillion projects I have laying around. I would really like this to be complete by Rhinebeck. It's measuring 26 inches just laying on the couch. I don't think it will grow in length very much with blocking, but I also don't think it should be super-super long. Maybe 50-something inches with a nice pin to keep it closed? I dunno.... gotta think on this one.... Anyway, here's the progress pic: You can't see the bars within the cables very well in this picture, but the picture without the flash was so blurry that it wasn't even worth posting.
And one final picture for this post. Not fiber related. These are some tomatoes that I picked from our mini-garden this morning :-) There were three more tiny ones, but they were put into our breakfast (eggs). These will be either mixed with pasta or made into mozzerella and tomato salad tonight. Either way they will be in my belly!
Here's my big First Grader:
Georgie got quite into posing for pix- He was giving us *Blue Steel* and *Magnum*! He's so cute. I'm considering enrolling him in the Derek Zoolander Center For Children Who Can't Read Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too. He was very excited to wear his cool new *ripped-up* jeans today, and made sure I got pictures of them on him at several different angels showing the different rips in them!
George at the bus stop with the kids. This is as close as I could get to a picture of the two of them together. They were fighting a bit this morning. Shocking.
And my big Second Grader striking a pose:
And another. I got her a bunch of the 3/4 length leggings to wear under her dresses so she's not flashing her undies to the world, as she has a tendency of doing. I think she looks pretty cute. And I'm totally jealous of her hair. She complains now when I brush it, but she has no clue how good she has it with that thick hair that grows like a weed and the natural blond hi-lights! Oh, and the shoes are a size too big on her- they look like flippers! LOL! Devin INSISTED that the proper size was too tight, and that the size 4's were perfect, so it's what she's got. I have a feeling she'll be wearing her cheerleading sneakers to school soon.