Thursday, April 30, 2009

May Phat

Here are the tiny skeins going out in the may PhatFiber box. St Crispins Day and Summer Lovin. Go check out the PhatFiber blog. Jessie is giving away great stuff every week.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bunky is fine she is just really washed out in this picture. We are a pale people. Anyway here is The Big Orange Thing I knit for Bunky's teacher. The yarn is wool with sari silk spun in. I can't find the tag. Orange and black are the school colors. Bunky seems to think she will like it.

In other news: I cast on a lace stole with the laceweight yarn. It hates me. I had to reknit the first repeat 4 times because I keep adding extra k2tog. I did not enjoy it at all. I just don't like knitting laceweight yarn. I may try again but not for a while. In the mean time I am sewing up the lc blanket squares. 4 more to go.

Monday, April 27, 2009


We had 2 really nice summer like days last week which I wasted playing outside with Monkey Boy. Yep. Got next to nothing done just had fun with the kiddos. Pretty great. Well I am paying for it now with a pile of yarn and knitting to take pictures of and no sunshine to do it in.

Knitting: I am knitting the last square for the Log Cabin blanket today. I hope to start the border soon. I also finished up a hat to go with Bunky's new scarf and started a new hat of my own design.

Shop: I dyed up more St Crispins Day and Lady MacBeth the other day. I am also working on some merino rovings. I hope to do a big update in time for my birthday.

Speaking of birthday. It's next week. The kids made me write a list of presents I want. Monkey Boy keeps reading it to himself. He has been carrying it around with him. Pretty cute kid that one.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Phat April

Here is the PhatFiber April box. Theme was Eco/Green. There is lots of pretty fiber and yarn in there!
A close up. The knit one really shines, and the locks are very soft.

I love the button. I put it on my knitting bag. (ok well one of my knitting bags. I have like 8. Shut up you know you have at least that many!) And I was lucky and got a pendant from Designs by Tami. I love the little sheep with the funny nose.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Look a Sock!

Pretty isn't it? I love this sock. It is the BoboSocks Yarn that I have been testing out. The 2nd sock is otn.

Monday, April 13, 2009


Yikes a whole week and no post. Sorry. I have been busy keeping the house clean and trying not to chew my fingernails off. We are feeling the budget squeeze here pretty tight. Too tight to really keep up and its taking its toll on me. I have mostly kept our money woes off the blog because of the feeling I can't shake. If I had just kept my job... But Dammit what I am doing now is so important for my kids. and I will have more time for work when MB starts school in the fall. We just have to hold on for a little while longer. I hope we can. I think we can and then curve ball. My washing machine is not working. There is something wrong with the spin cycle. Hubby has tried and says he can not fix it, I will have to call a repair man. The budget says not this week. I see a trip to the laundry mat in my future. Grr. I hate the laundry mat. Oh well there good knitting time to be had there. I hope it can be fixed, I fear for my fingernails if it can not.

Because there is always knitting even in bad times: I have finished the big orange thing I have been knitting for Bunky's teacher. We have no sun here so pictures will have to wait. I am back to work on the rmnt log cabin blanket. I want to have it finished before we head to the condo in june. Should be no problem. I need 3 more squares.

In shop news I got some merino roving the other day. It is wonderfully soft and takes dye like a dream. When the sun decides to return I will get some pictures.
I have also got me June PhatFiber samples done and all the supplies for july lined up. July will be a non wool box. I dye all wool and wool blends so I am sending Jessie a big batch of lip balm for july. The feedback on the lipbalm has been great. I am glad people like it.
I think I see the sun poking out, now where did I put the camera?

Monday, April 06, 2009

More with the squares

Yarn: BunkyToes Colorway: Summer Lovin'
Yarn: BunkyToes Colorway: St Crispins Day

Yarn: BunkyToes Colorway: Its Not Easy Being Green
I knit these up from the leftovers of my PhatFiber samples. These colorways are in the shop now. These are for the scrap blanket. I knit these while waiting at the school last week.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Wow! What a World

the Iowa Supreme Court today struck down the state ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional! This opens the door for gay marriage here in the Midwest! I still don't understand how some people can be against equal rights for all. This is the USA we treat everyone the same. Or at least we should. How can people say that letting same sex couples marry devalues my marriage? It has no effect on my marriage at all. Or any ones marriage for that matter. We can not be a country of equal rights for some and not for others. I don't want to explain to my kids why some people are treated differently, and I should not have to. "...that all men are created equal" and ..."liberty and justice for all" are not just nice words, they are the very backbone of our country. The reason so many want to come live here. Today Iowa took a small step in reaching this ideal. Let all hope the rest of the country catches up soon.

Next: What is the big deal if the Queen of England wants to give our first lady a half hug in public? Come on people...20 world leaders in one room and this is what we are talking about?
Did you see Mrs Obama with the school girls? I thought for a minute it was the Jonas Brothers or something. What a great example for young girls today. Here is a woman who came from nothing and is now a role model for girls and Women all over the world. I bet her kids are proud. I am sure Mr Obama is smart enough to know how lucky he is.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Phat April

Tiny skeins of yarn for PhatFiber April. The theme is Green. Colorways are (lighter) Its Not Easy Being Green and Phat. I will be sending these to Jessie on Friday along with some for May.