Wednesday, June 25, 2008

How do you score??

Thought this was too cute and just had to share!


As a 1930s wife, I am

Take the test!

I figured I would score as "horrible" or something...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Project Updates

Hello all!

Progress is being made on projects... I call it progress anyway. I've been fighting a bit of startitis lately, but everyone has that now and then right?

Spinning First!!!
Chili Peppers is DONE!

Fiber: Superfine Merino & Silk
Purchased: Exclusively by Linda Lee on Etsy
Yards: ~280
WPI: 15
Ply: 3
Plan: No Clue yet... perfect texture and weight for socks... but not enough so will have to think of something else...

Now for Knitting!!!

I've been working on my "On Your Toes - Denim Broadripple" socks for too long... I just keep getting interested in too many other things. I only have about 9 more rows before I start the toe decreases. So it shouldn't be too much longer now. I mainly only work on these when I'm in a restaurant waiting on my food, or in a meeting, or something where I need simple small work so I only get a few rows done at a time.

I have also started knitting two different projects using my handspun yarn.

First is the Swirl Shawl using my "Pumpkin Latte" and "Cream Yak"

Then last night I started the Seascape Wrap from the newest edition of Knitty. I'm using "Turquoise Yumminess" for this project and it is making up beautifully so far.

I'm not sure what it is about this project, but it has all my attention right now. Just couldn't quit yesterday and I can't get over how beautifully the yarn is knitting up. Wish I could take a decent picture so it would show it better.

That's it for now... more updates later.

Take care!

Monday, June 9, 2008

"The Game" & new projects

I saw a neat way to do those get to know you games on Blue Garter's blog.

Here's how it's done:Using fd’s Flickr Toys,

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker).

The Questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

Now, on to knitting and spinning updates... I started two new projects this past weekend.

I started spinning up this gorgeous mix of Fine Merino and Silk.

Purchased from exclusivelylindalee on Etsy.
I absolutely love this fiber. It is spinning up so easily and the colors are just gorgeous.

Colorway: Chili Peppers

My newest knitting project is the Swirl Shawl by JoJoland

I'm combining two of my handspun yarns for this project. Pumpkin Latte and Yak

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I have a new car

I signed all the paperwork last night and it is official, this is now mine!!!

2004 Buick Century

Engine Size 3.1L 6 Cylinder
Transmission AUTOMATIC W/ OD
Exterior Color SILVER
Interior Color GREY
Mileage 59,000
Cruise Control
Power Brakes
Power Doorlocks
Power Mirrors
Power Seats
Power Steering
Power Windows
Rear Defrost
Dual airbags
Air Conditioning
CD Player
Rear Spoiler

My Hunny said he is going to have the windows tinted for me... he feels that it is important to keep the upholstery from fading... I think that he is just embarrassed to be riding around in a granny car and thinks it will look cooler with tinted windows... whatever.

Now I'm $300/month poorer than I was a week ago... This is seriously going to cut into my fiber and yarn collecting. BUT, seeing as how I'm allergic to walking and last weeks vehicle no longer has a working transmission, I guess sacrifices will have to be made.

Hope everyone is having a great week.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Long Time No Talk

Well, once again I've been horrible about writing... things have just been so crazy lately. My hunny and I had been talking for the last several months that we were going to move to Wichita this summer, but a few weeks ago he found out that he was being promoted at work, so we have decided to stay in Lawrence and see how that goes. So we have been looking for places to live... I know I should be enjoying house hunting, but I really find it exhausting and frustrating... and it keeps taking time away from my knitting and spinning. The extra payday curse hit last week, you know, the one where every single time you have an extra pay day something big WILL go wrong. Friday evening while driving my son to his baseball game the transmission on my van gave out. So over the weekend Istarted searching for a vehicle... which has proved WAY easier than house hunting. I test drove a 2004 Buick Century over the weekend to see if I liked it or not. It's incredibly nice and I like it a LOT. But I'm scared to death, I've always just paid cash for my vehicles and have NEVER had a car payment... can you believe that... 34 and never had a car payment... ODD. I go to pick it up tomorrow afternoon. My gut keeps rolling because I'm so scared about buying this car... On the knitting front. I've finished the first Broadripple Sock and only have like 5 more rows until the heel on the 2nd sock.

I named my newest spinning project "Yumminess". Not sure why, but that was the first thing I thought of the first time I saw the bat. Yumminess is 60% Border Leicester, 24% Alp0aca, 5% Mohair, 5% Tussah Silk, 5% Icycle & Angelina Nylon Sparkle, .5% Recycled Sari Silk & .5% Silk Nibbs Purchased at: Twist Yarn Shop in Wichita, KS Blended by: Custer Cottage

So, 9 oz of that became ~ 1000 yards of this very fine fingering weight (25 wraps per inch).

I recently bought some things for my spinning from this great little Etsy shop called Exclusively by Linda Lee. First are three different sets of Portrait Silk Hankies.

Then I also got 4.5 oz batt of this great blend of Super fine Merino and Silk called Chili Peppers.
I also recently bought these great stitch markers from Marly Bird a.k.a "Yarn Thing".
Well, that's about all I can think of for now... I'm off to do some laundry and then do some more knitting before heading to bed.

Sweet Dreams All!!!