I have been super busy working and making yarns. And playing pinball, lots and lots of pinball. So much pinball that my hands were in claw positions for about a week. I went to a pinball festival in mid November. OOOOO so much fun! And OOOOO so much pain!
But this lovely yarn makes me forget all my pain. It's soft and squishy and it makes me smile.
Have a great day!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Hello friendly people,
The blog has gone quiet (yet again). This has been a busy summer working and handing out with friends. I have been knitting socks and spinning up some pretty yarns.
Summer is now winding down, I hope yours was good!
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Imagine my surprise to find out that there is a Pirates Pinball in town! A trip to St. Augustine, and an hour later I took 3rd High score.
One day, I will own this machines, yes I will.
ps, I am still knitting. I promise I am.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Move over cowls and shawlettes, self striping socks are the new rage and I am a huge follower!
This cuff down sock I am knitting on US 1 needles is made out of Twisted Limone Designs yarn. She is over is in UK and dyes up some gorgeous yarn.
I am enamored by the stripes. I find myself thinking, "I am going going to knit to the end of this stripe then stop, but I keep knitting.
I am also giving the after-thought heel a try. I will be using the Knitgirllls tutorial for it. I have already knitted one after thought heel, and was kind of iffy whether I liked it or not (that is more an issue with the yarn I was using at the time).
For those that are not familiar with the after thought heel, here is a brief explanation.
As you are knitting your sock, regardless if it is cuff down or toe up, when you come to the point where you would start the process for your heel. you knit across half your stitches with waste yarn, then you go back to your working yarn and continue knitting the rest of your sock. When you go back to do the heel, you work a little magic and basically decrease like you would the toe of a sock.
My problem is that I can not wrap my head around is the placement of the waste yarn. Meh, no biggie, i will figure it out eventually. or have someone draw a line on my foot to tell me where it needs to go.
Now, go buy some yarn! (So I won't have to)
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Long time no blog.
What have I been up to lately, lets see. Working a lot, it is springtime and that means lots do to! I had a birthday in March, it came and went without a lot of fanfare. Some drama, but what else is new.
I have been spinning a ton! I have new yarns getting ready to be added to my etsy shop over the next week and then more will be added probably at the end of May when things slow back down.
Snoopy says Howdy and Mo, Snoopy's cohort in crime is a father! His son, Rambo was born about 4 or 5 weeks ago and he opened his eyes last week. Rambo will be staying with his mom but hopefully we will be able to see him and get a few pictures.
In the great words of Porky Pig,
"That's all for now folks!"
Monday, March 14, 2011
One of my finished objects. These are No Purl Monkey socks out of Yarn Pirate super-wash Merino in in Killer Bees colorway. I really liked how the pattern/color worked up. I tried many patterns and as always, I fall back to the No purl Monkey sock.
I am doing some stealth knitting, more details on that when I can talk about it and show it off.
I am ignoring lace right now. I attempted knitting more and that..... did not go well. Meh.
But at least I have a new pair of socks to add to the collection!
Friday, February 25, 2011
Your bright colors,
your heavenly scent,
makes me sigh with glee.
Each skein I score
A personal victory I win.
Darker skeins, I love you too.
Each skein has a purpose
and that is to be mine.
So I am on a personal mission to own a skein of each colorway of Jitterbug by Colinette Yarns. I am up to 60 something, and there are currently 122 colors available. MUST.OWN.THEM.ALL
This photo represents the collection as of August 10. It has grown since then.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I am wearing a unblocked Bakersfield scarf. Pattern by Picnicknits, it was not scary and so well written.
Proof, I knitted lace. And I have, what 5 more lace projects to go this year. I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it. I think.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
What is going on in my world:
Work is picking up, spring time is always busy.
I am spinning a lot, working through the fiber stash. It's so hard to decide what to spin next.
I have a ton of 2nd socks on the needles. I seem to finish a sock, and pick the the needles and cast on for a 2nd sock for a completely different pair. I like that I am working hard on finishing up these sad socks that need a mate.
Lastly, I am going to be adding some links to the blog of some video podcasts of the knitting variety I enjoy. If you have any, let me know, I would love to try some new ones.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I was thinking of goals I would like to accomplish this year and thought I would share them with you.
I am going to do two self induced clubs, a Lace/Shawl club and a Sock club. I have picked the patterns for the Lace/Shawl club and this weekend I will pick yarn for it. I will also be selecting patterns and yarn for the Sock Club. When I remember the patterns I will share them along with the yarn.
What else is new with me, back at the gym. Meh.
I am counting down the minutes until the new Jacksonville Rollergirl season starts. I looooooooooooooooooooove me some Roller Derby. love love love love love love it. Did I mention I love it?
See you kids later this weekend with pictures and patterns. Me + Lace/shawls = a lot of hand holding, EEK!