Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Socks...I finally made it! I've been bucking the idea of making socks for the longest time. Well, obviously I gave in...and I LOVE THEM! Now I'm planning my second, third (I think you get the idea), I think the next pair are going to be Jaywalkers (I can't believe I'm following trends). You can tell these are my first because the stripes don't match...right now I don't care I'm just glad I did it! There is a bit of an optical illusion, the stripes make one look a bit longer than the other, and there exactly the same. I made these from Trekking XXL I bought at Earth Guild in Asheville. I'm so happy with myself....big pat on the back!
Monday, January 30, 2006
Last year we bought our "Little Buddy" a new cat bed which it took him almost a month to get in...and once in it he doesn't leave...unless it's dinner time! So...with the rearranging the living room furniture last spring I placed the couch just under a heat vent. Mr. Ace found he had 2 favorite places to sleep...anyone ever heard a cat snore? Well, when he gets in one of his favorite places...let me tell you he can cut some zzzzz's!
Since he loves sleeping under the vent, of course, it left a lot of hair...that I should collect up and spin but I'm not ready to go there yet...I decided to make him a "pad" to put under him. Instead I found felted cat beds at Wendy Knits so I made him one! It's taked 3 weeks for him to even begin to show some sort of enjoyment from it. Now "Fat Cat" hasn't yet fully enveloped himself in the bed and I'm not so sure that he will but at least he is laying ON it!
Saturday, January 28, 2006
Okay...so I'm changing my event! The idea for a recycled silk shawl has turned into a project I'm sure I can't finish in 16 days, partcially because I've decided to make a cuff to cuff "Best Friends" jacket from "The Knit Stitch" by Sally Melville, with some modifications of my own...SO with that in mind I've decided to make my neice a poncho (in purple, the color she has requested) with recycled yarn and some really cool Filatura Di Crosa Baby--Bon Bon mixed in.
If I wasn't working during the day I probably could finish my original project in time!
(Thanks for the button Mysterious K)
Monday, January 23, 2006
I bought some recycled silk and have been trying to decide what to make...so why not use it for this project!
I'm going to make a shawl with it...at first I wanted to make a jacket from sleeve to sleeve but I can't find a pattern that suits me (in other words I'm going to have to draft the pattern myself).
I have so many project in the works I really had a hard time deciding what to start...but since I'm allowed 16 days to start and complete the project I don't think the Aran sweater is the thing to start!
Anybody else game?? Chicken??
Friday, January 20, 2006
I’m so proud of myself, the one item I’ve been going on and on about NOT trying is socks…well, I have one sock completed and one halfway finished! And I must say that it’s not so bad, in fact I’m planning my next pair.
I’m still working on the felted backpack (all I have left are the straps and an inside pocket), my Oat Couture Celtic Cardigan is almost complete…I’m finishing the sleeves now.
Next on the list is to make my ‘Rogue’, do something with all the recycled silk I bought and make a sweater for my youngest son…who by the way has gotten his first apartment!
I’m so very proud he has grown into quite a nice young man. I see great things in his future. I guess all parents do…In the last year Chase has lost 4 friends he went to school with, recently 2 of them within one week, both in car accidents. As a parent you always want to keep them under your wing and protect them…they are a gift from God and he has a plan for their lives, though we may not know what that is and even may have to give them up from this life. Trust in the Lord! My sympathies go out to the Burns and the Miller families.
About my spinning…I’m working on the last of the ‘Llanwenog’ and it’s telling me it wants to be a shawl! So beautiful and lofty! I’m not sure that I’m going to dye it. I really don’t like dyeing my roving before I spin…since I allow the fiber to tell me what it wants to be! I have plenty of fiber so I’m not sure what I’m going to spin next…merino, wool/silk blend, mohair or Jacob. I need more hours in the day to complete all my STUFF!
Well, better get back to work…before someone catches me on the internet (Ha! Ha! That’s a story in itself) To put it briefly…I work part-time (5 hours a day) and the entire time I’m at work my supervisor is on the internet, while the work stacks up around her! So maybe it’s not so bad that I post to my blog…what are they going to do? Fire me? Something tells me...I don’t think so!