Friday, February 29, 2008
Well Pam asked me if I would consider putting my yarns in her shop! Heck Yeah!!! I am pretty excited. I will be sending her yarn,roving's and bag tags the first part of next week. When they go up I will let you all know. I am sending what I have on hand for now. I am going to order more blanks and dye up some colorways just for YG.
If you have some time check out all the yarns she has in the shop now. Great stuff!
Boy it is hard to type when you are jumping up and down.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
There is now a heel and gusset. Yarn is Socks That Rock light in Lapis. I don't love it really. Maybe I would like the Medium better. It twists up a lot when knitting. They are pretty though. Jade scarf is as done as it will be for now. I am going to make a hat from the other skein and then add whats left to the scarf. It sure is pretty. Too bad I don't have anything to wear it with. The Wollmeise scarf is on hold for now. I just don't love the feel of the knitted fabric. maybe blocking will help...That's all for today. Watch the shop tomorrow for more roving.
so here goes.
1 I don't like seafood. Nothing from the sea.
2 I never wear make up.
3 I once had dinner with Ken Kesey
4 I have run the bases at Wrigley Field in heels
5 I go a little nuts if I forget my watch.
6 I have never watched Law & Order
7 In college I worked a MC Hammer concert. (scary)
8 I did a lighting design For The Rocky Horror Show while I was 8 mo pregnant with my son. It was the biggest show I had ever done and I had to call in another designer because I couldn't remember how to work the board.
9 I use Gaffers tape to fix everything.
10 I once had to mix up stage blood in 55 gallon drums for a show. We used 2 per show, plus blood packs. Did you know that cheep(the dry kind) condoms make the best blood packs? I know about 10 ways to make stage blood.
So I will tag:
I know thats only 3 oh well.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Here is the roving from yesterday. I really like it.
4 ounces of merino wool. I was a little afraid I had felted it but I let it dry overnight and fluffed it up. She is pretty. I love the pink with the rusty red. I think I will call it Red Dawn. (Wolverine!) Let me know what you think. I'm gonna try to do another tonight. This beauty is in the shop now.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
As for knitting: I am still working on all my projects. The DIC scarf is close to done ( 6 repeats to go). I love it! I am writing the pattern today. Other than that I got nothing. Well not nothing... I did get a fabric covered binder done today. I will take pictures to show you tomorrow. My Mom used to make these and they were always a hit. I am going to do one more full size one and then a little one for the shop. I think they will make great scrapbooks for someone...and...
I made slipper soles! I have a bag of old leather pieces left over from a show that is perfect for these. I am going to try out a pair on some socks and maybe put some of these in the shop too.
The MK's are very excited about their trip to Texas in April. MG keeps telling me about Mawmas pool and how she can swim when ever she wants. I am glad they are so excited. Maybe this means they have forgotten the ugly scene from last summer. MIL does not seem upset that I am not coming too. She told me not to pack anything for the kids. "I'll pick up what ever I need." I'll let Hubby pack. I am not sure he has thought about that drive with just the kids... Should be interesting.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Before you go hating me I am not anti-Obama. I think he is a great guy. I just worry that he is a rookie. And things won't change because he says they will. I wish they would but I just don't see it happening. If he wins I will vote for him and encourage others to do so...
But man I would have like to punch my ballot for all the women who came before, and for my own little girl...
End of primary election commentary
Friday, February 22, 2008
This morning I looked through my knitting books and picked out a stitch pattern for a scarf. I am using the Dream in Color Classy. It will be soft and snuggly I think.
I knit 2 repeats on the Agrosy scarf.
I have one mitt done that needs a mate
half a stuffed monster
and squares for 2 different blankets
and the first 3 sections of a baby blanket.
I need to finish something...
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
The trailer offers a few plot clues, and Cate Blanchette looks great.
Is it May yet?
I finally started the Wine bag I promised Mom for her company fundraiser. It is going to be felted. I am using my own hand dye for this one.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
"yes honey" I say..."all singing, all dancing, all the time!" Fun!
I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot of HSM in this house.
"Mom! Mom! Troy is so hot!" Boy am I in trouble...
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
If you would like to sponser her just follow the link. If she raises $50.00 she gets a tee shirt. If she raises $150.00 she is in the running for a family trip to Disney World.
I will keep you posted as to how she does. Last year she made $30.00 so we are hoping for better this year, So if you donate, come back here and leave me a comment. Next friday (02-22-08) I will put the comments in a hat and let MG pick one. The lucky winner will get a skein of BunkyBoBos hand dyed and a nice note of thanks from MG. She has to turn her list in on thursday 02/21/08 so all donations and comments must be left by the end of the 20th.
So to recap: Give a little coin to a good cause and get a chance for some free yarn! You will not only help a good cause, your donation will make my little girl feel like she did something speical.
ETA I did not know you had to do at least $25.00 on the web site. I will still have the contest so anyone who comments will be in the drawing. Thanks
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Here is the last of this batch. Orange Crush, Hang Ten,Stars and Sweeney Todd. We have no light again today so the color is a little dull. I love Sweeney. I may have to keep that one. It rich red tones with deep brown. See Etsy mini in the side bar for the latest updates. Happy knitting!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Had a nice morning out with MG yesterday. My LYS had moved to a new location and we went to check it out. Joe, who runs the place was just beaming as he showed MG and I around. MG was bored to death after 10 minutes of yarn talk. She wanted to look at the art gallery (part of same business) So I got out without buying anything. I will go back when they get some more Malabrigo. The new shop is so much bigger than the old one. Yeah! and places to knit with good light. Very nice.
I took yesterday "off" and should get the last of the new yarns skeined and pictures taken today.Stay tuned for Orange Crush, Hang Ten, and Sweeney Todd...
In knitting news: If all goes well I will work the border of the Pi blanket tonight after the MK's go to bed. Then the thing will be done. It is quite cozy to knit now as it coveres my lap. I am not sure when I learned to knit without looking but the miles of knit sts in this blanket might have done it.
Last night Hubby and I watched Air Guitar Nation. If you have not seen it (we saw it on VH1) do. I bet the whole Air Guitar thing has really taken off. Grown Men going half way around the world to see who is the best Air Guitar Player. I won't say who wins but C-Diddy and Boirn Toroque are the USA entries and they are a hoot. Boirn makes a point of telling his fellows not all Americans like where their country is going. Very telling bit right at the end. I would add that an adult drinkie( or 3) will help this film along. However if you enjoy grown men acting silly (and who doesn't?) check it out.
Friday, February 08, 2008
I love the color. Red with a bit of rose and purple. It is a bit narrow but I think blocking will fix all. The pattern is pretty easy once you get started. I have tried 3 other patterns with this yarn so far but I think this one might stick.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
In knitting news the blanket is growing slowly now. I'm on my last 200 yards of yarn then the border. I wonder how big it will be?
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Here is my new winter hat. And not a moment too soon. It is cold and snowing this morning.
I used Knit Picks Merino Style for the hat and KP shine sport for the liner. You see it here pre blocking. I like it, it is really warn. If I had it to do over (and I do) I would add 1/2 a repeat of the colorwork. It just hits the top of my ears. I am not really crazy about the yarn. It is soft and nice to knit with but seem to be pilling a bit already. I will have to see how it wears.
The pattern I just sort of made up as I went along. If anyone wants to know I will do up a pattern.
It is cold and icky this morning. For some reason people can not remember how to drive in this weather. This makes me crazy. We had snow and ice less than 2 weeks ago people! remember? They are not all that fast with the snow removal around so we have to be careful.
Monday, February 04, 2008
I finished my new hat. Just gotta weave in the ends and block. Pictures tommrow if blogger will let me upload. this is the 3rd day in a row I have not been able to load pictures or spell check WTF? everything else works.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Toph is now running circles around Winston. every 3rd circle Winston knocks her down and sniffs her. it is very cute. I have new pictures but Blogger hates me today. won't take pics or spellcheck. I hate that!