Thursday, August 31, 2006

Hey Pam......

I was on vacation too, does that count? I've been neglecting this and my other blob (haha- decided not to fix the typo, 'cause it fits!) lately. Heck, I haven't even been readin' blogs (i MUST be sick/have fever). Spent last week with my Mom, and made a quilt! See:

Have been spinn'n, weav'n and doin some knitt'n, but have no photos yet. Sorry dudes.... hehehe

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

My Dog Ate My Homework

I don't care how many times I set out to be early with something, I always end up late.

I was knitting a pillow for the One Skein Exchange final gift. It wasn't going to get to my exchange partner early. But with Priority Mail it would have gotten there today or tomorrow.

I found it upstairs. It had been turned into Designer Puppy Lace. She even chewed my bamboo needles.

I started a this scarf for her last night. I'll have it finished quickly. The yarn is an amazing cabled blend of angora, merino, and polimide, left from a cardigan I knit a few years ago. I hope she likes it.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

OK y'all

I have been waiting and watching for someone-anyone- to put a new post on TF. what's up? I don't really have any new fiber news except that @#^%&*!! shawl which is still kinda eatin' my lunch for me. I have about a fourth of it done now. You know, knit 10 rows, frog 3 or 4, knit some more etc. The only failure is giving up and I AIN'T SKEERT!! Just dogged determination keeps me working on it. Babies are all home and doing what babies are supposed to do. I haven't seen them in three weeks or so. That has to change. I have been spinning up some fiber I got from Lynne at Red Rooster. Nothing really in mind for it, just wanted to spin. Hey Elayne, Kandy, Blaine, Jerry, Lynne, Sandy Caroline(who is on vacation right now, lulcky thing) Rosemary, Jennifer, Angi, what's up? Write darn it! I know you are all doing way more exciting things than I am at present.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Fiber frustration and the reason why

I am so sorry that I haven't posted lately. Most of you know that I have recently become the grandmother of quadruplets. These precious babies have taken up most of my summer. Thankfully I was able to attend the Red Rooster Retreat and absolutely wallowed in fiber and friendship. Loving every minute of it of course. This is just a prelude for our new fiber friends that may be joining us soon. Of course we welcome all new fiber friends. I have not been able to finish one single knitting project this summer. I HAVEN'T EVEN BEEN ABLE TO SPIN!!!!!! I am Jonesing of course. But I have the only excuse I can give. I have been trying to help my son and daughter-in-law take care of the "QUAD SQUAD". I am sending a pic of the only things I have even tried. I would love to do the shawl that Jerry sent me the inst. for. I don't have enough brain power left to follow the inst. The Diamond Pattern shawl that the pics show don't even come close to showing the 8 or 10 times I have frogged back to the beginning and started all over again. My OCD and good sense are fighting. And I am glad to tell you that I am still alive to tell you that there is NO exhaustion like trying to feed, change, burp, rock, etc. ad infinituum three babies at once. Thomas was not home yet and three were more than enough for me. I am working on my third day of 11 in a row at work just coming off of a three day weekend of staying up from 8 in the morning until 4:30 in the morning. If I sound less than intelligent that is why. I am sorry that this is not all about fiber but I am too tired to post on spinnin skinny. I love y'all please forgive me.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

We Need a Gallery!

I have been corresponding with Lynne, who has just finished another dyeing/spinning/knitting intensive in New Hampshire. Apparently, they are as enthusiastic as all of us are about fiber arts. So, we are planning to invite our newly adopted Twisted Friends to join in on the fun. But, ladies!! We need some of you to post some pictures of your work so our new friends can see what we have come up with. It doesn't have to be something you completed recently - anything you have done since our first workshop would be great. Lynne and I were discussing my scarf, so I will go first. Please follow suit and jump on in! Or, if you want to email me a picture, I will post it for you.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Haven't the Foggiest Idea

Well, I used the picot cast on for the ribbing of this sock. Umm, I think I did anyway. The jury is still out on this one and my thinking is about as blurry as the picture. I had fun, though.
Also, here is some random spinning for a colorwork project (yet to be determined) and a scarf I wove from the yarn Sandy dyed.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

I received these beautiful skeins of Rowan Cashsoft as a gift from my One Skein Secret Pal. They are DK weight 142yds each. I want to knit something beautiful with them for my 4 month old Granddaughter. I was thinking of a little shawl/blanket. Do any of you talented ladies know of a pattern that 710 yards would be enough for? Or perhaps a pattern where I could use this yarn for a center, and buy something complimentary for a border? I usually have to spin when I want luxury fibers, so knitting this will be such a treat!