Sunday, March 30, 2008
In the meantime remember this: You can find it at Yarny Goodness. The above is Gypsy Rose Lee. They have some really cool new stuff.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
The color here is no good. They are a true red color and very pretty. The fit perfectly! I am wearing them now. Maybe Lisa will comment with the pattern and yarn?
Thank You Lisa! They are warm, pretty and I love them!
Oh and if you go to Yarny Goodness right now you just might see some more new stuff... go ..go now!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
MG (this is the part where I brag about my kid. Just sayin) is doing very well in school. She is in the top groups for reading and math. She is doing great in music and art too! Her teacher says she can always count on MG to help out in the classroom. and not just the teacher. Mrs. B says MG is always willing to help her fellow students too. Mrs B also says MG has a good understanding of community. See why I am proud? Looks like my little girl might turn into a pretty good citizen of the world.
I can't leave MB out so I have this little gem for you today. It has been nice enough to walk home from school this week so on Monday we set off to pick up MG. MB saw an empty beer can on the grass and picked it up. I told him it was someones trash and we just needed to throw it away so he gave it to me and I walked to school with an empty beer can. We threw it out and went on with our day. On Tuesday MB picked up about 25 different pieces of trash along the way for me to throw out. "We can't litter Mom!" So I walked to school with an armload of trash. Wednesday comes around and we get to the end of the driveway and MB says "I have idea Mom... I need a bag" So I got him an old grocery sac and off we go. Instead of playing on the playground while we waited for the bell to ring. MB walked around the field picking up little bits of trash. On our way home he handed the bag to the teacher who mans the overpass and says "I cleaned up for you" The teacher for his part was very nice about being handed a bag of trash,
"Thank You" says the teacher then he winked at me and just walked off with MB's bag of trash.
Now someone explain to me why he won't pick up his room?
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
On an American Idol side note: How hot is that David Cook? I sort of hope for his sake he doesn't win because then he will be stuck in the AI machine. If he goes in 4th or 5th place he will have a better chance I think.
Also what was up with Paula's outfit? Is this what women are wearing now? Ah no thanks.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
In other news. MB kept at the SB game and now has a pretty good handle on it. Daddy helped him a bit last night. He will be a pro in no time. I still suck at video games but who cares...
I had a new comment on my 2nd ever post to this blog today. Someone wanted to tell me all about their drug treatment program. The comment said "I hope you don't see this as spam..." well I do and decided to call the 24 hour tool free number. I got a machine. Ah maybe I am crazy but shouldn't someone answer the 24 hour drug treatment number? Idiots!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Pam has lots of great new stuff over at Yarny Goodness. Not my stuff yet but she is working like crazy over there. Check out the new stuff. Super fun.
I have not spun anything yet. I have not been able to sit down to it for more than 20 minutes at a time yet. I am having some trouble getting the yarn to wind on the bobbin right and all I've got so far is a twisted mess that untwists when I let go. I have to go back to the opl and get that book again. Toph loves to watch the wheel and MB likes to "help me". I will have 2 days here to myself when I get back from Moms and I am going to work on it then till I get it.
We got the taxes filed last night. Yeah I love getting $$ from Uncle Sam.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Just ss on the bias with a garter border. Easy and so pretty. I want to wear this to EWM in June. Should be easy as I'm pretty far along now.
Cast on 32 Sts
Knit 8 rows
next row(row1) K4,kf&b, k21,SSK,K4
Repeat these 2 rows till you think you are done. Knit 8 rows bind off, Block. Want it wider? cast on more st. Skinny scarf? cast on less. See Simple.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
I have discovered that if I want my hand knit socks washed I just ask my son. He loves to soak and squish the socks in the sink. Who knew...He even likes to wash his regular store bought socks. I wonder how long this will last?
I have most of the colorways planned out for the new yarn line I want to do Now I just need yarn and new dyes! Hubby brought home 2 big wardrobe boxes for yarn drying/hanging. While I am waiting to order all the supplies I am working on new labels and ads so everything will be ready when the yarn is dyed. I think it will have to wait until I am back from my upcoming trip to Chicago. While Hubby and the MK's are in Texas I am going to see my family and friends back home. I am hoping to see an old friend from my days at the GS summer camp. She is a knitter too. I had not seen her in years until I came across her in knit blog land. Too funny.
One more fun thing to report. The other day as I was packing up the flyer to send Lorena I noticed the zip code for her shop was not on the shop blog so I just picked up the phone and called her shop. It was too cool to talk to her! Right at that moment Toph decided to chew on the leg on my pants and MB wanted a drink so he was jumping up and down in front of me. I only got to talk to her for a few minutes but it was like talking to an old friend. She is so funny. I would love to have had more time to talk! Sorry Lorena. I'll talk to you again soon I am sure.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
"Wow I didn't think you would say No to a Movie star"
Turns out it was Kirstie Alley. She did not have her make up on and Mom didn't know her voice so Mom had no idea. Too funny.
People ask to pet the dog all the time and Mom almost always says No because of the way the guides work. Sorry Kirstie, nothing personal.
ps I ordered the Hitchhiker. Hubby really wanted to get me a wheel so I ordered it. Should have it next week!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Still mulling it over.
I am still waiting for my stuff to go up at Yarny Goodness. Pam must be super busy because she hasn't updated for about a week. Hopefully soon, I will keep you posted.
Have to take both dogs to the vet today for checkups. That should be fun.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Remember when I said I saved the best for last? I love this colorway. The picture is close. There isn't really any white in the skein. I took the pictures outside in the sun. I really want to keep this one! You know me I love the red.
I have been working on ideas for a line of repeatable colorways. When I have the $$ for more yarn and new dyes I am going get started. Spring and summer is a good time for dyeing.
The new line (I hope) will have semi solids as well as hand paints. I don't want to give to much away but I think one colorway will be Allosiman.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Still on the subject of socks. I have finished the first STR sock. My Monkeys are going pretty slow because I have not really knit anything for the last 3 days. You see it has been in the upper 60's here and MB and I have been taking advantage. The dogs have been out almost all the time too. MB likes to chase them around the yard. Toph is getting better at fetch. Winston never went in for the whole fetch thing. The two dogs have a great time together. Winston is a puppy again.
Looks like the cold and crappy weather is coming back. I need real spring soon!
I gave the drop spindle another try last night. I think I may need a few pointers. gonna to take it to the next knit night. I know Dee can help me. (Dee is Sandy too btw and very sweet) She has mad skills on the spindle. I may have to wait a week or 2. Poor Miss V is recovering. Get better soon V!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
All of the money Dave makes from his wonderful coffee go to:
"100% of the money you spend benefits Batten Disease Support and Research Association. I am donating my costs, including raw materials and shipping. Batten disease is a rare, terminal illness which afflicts one of my sons, Clifford."
I read up on Batten Disease when I bought our first pound. I won't get in to the details. It is nothing nice. If you are a coffee lover check out Daves coffee. It is fresh and roasted to order for you every time. Dave seems like a great guy. He has been very helpful answering all my questions. His turnaround is fast too. And for the price I have not found a better value. Store bought just can't beat Dave for freshness. So go buy coffee. It taste good and helps a worthy cause.
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Saturday, March 08, 2008
My drop spindle came. I hope to have a little time tommrow to try it out. I started today but Toph was way too interested in it for me to do anything. She thinks it her new toy. She seemed very put off that I would not let her have it.
In Wii sports news MB bowled a 174 today. Rock On MB!
Thursday, March 06, 2008
New yarn! I love new yarn. The one with the label is Fever. merino silk blend sock yarn. So pretty. I had one have of this silk blend. Its going to up in the shop.
The other is Merino sock yarn and I love it. The black with the grey and plum really pop on the merino. Both of these are layered dyes. More work but so worth it. More in the pot as I type!
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
I ordered this yummy All Natural Blood Orange soap ( and the chocolate peppermint lip balm). The soap smell great and lathers up well. It leaves nice smooth skin. Not sure I can go back to regular soap after this. I can't wait to try some of her others. The price is right (imo) and shipping is fast and reasonable.
Erin is nice enough to enclose a sample of one of her other products with your order. She sent me a solid sugar scrub that was wonderful. Her service is fast and friendly. If she is out of something ask her. She is very nice about checking her stock and getting back to you. Check out what this great Indie artist has to offer. I am sure you will find something you just have to try.
Hand made soap is my new thing thanks to Lorena.
How do we like these beauties? I had some yarn that was brown and cream. I over dyed it. Pretty no? I love the raspberry/brown one. I am putting these up in the shop. each is 220 yards 100% wool. I think these would make great mittens or something. Yarny Goodness box has been shipped. I am not sure how long it will take for it to show up on the site but I will keep you posted.
Monday, March 03, 2008
Saturday, March 01, 2008
I also had my first order from Australia! Very exciting to think that someone on the other side of the world is going to make something with my yarn.
I was going to show you my new bag tags that I made up for YG as well but blogger hates me. They are super cute and say " support indie artist...it helps feed the starving." Cute eh?
Well folks it is almost 50 outside! I think a walk to the park is in order.
With any luck Blogger will fix itself and I'll post the pics later today.