Monday, April 7, 2008


I've been trying to spend a little more time practicing spinning. While I'm still producing yarn barf, it seems to be going a bit better. I'm getting a tad more comfortable with my wheel. Best of all, the wheel isn't as interesting to the pets, so I'm interrupted less. The only problem is that this takes away from knitting time. Oh well. My goal is to get good enough to be able to attend Yarn School next year. And then, someday, I really, REALLY want to go to Rhinebeck.
I'm still plugging away on the second Landscape sock. I have really wanted to cast on using the Manos Tate gave me. I just can't come up with a good idea for two skeins of Manos. I've already made one "My So-Called Scarf," so I don't want to do another one. I really love this colourway. Any ideas?
Friday, I went mental on Amazon. I bought Jerk: Barbecue from Jamaica, Simple Chinese Cooking, and 660 Curries. Barbara recommended the first two; I can't remember how I heard about the third. It was probably Barbara. Oh, I can't wait to start cooking with the CSA produce!
Kim recently posted pictures using different color settings on her camera. What a FINtastic idea. I had to try it. Unfortunately, I don't think I have as nice a camera as Kim does.

I found out today that we are getting a substantial tax refund. Hoo Boy.


Kim said...

I might have more camera settings, but you are a better photographer than me! Love the photos (and your new banner too). Keep on spinning and the yanr will get less barfy and more yarny. The downside is less knitting time, I know. You should come to Rhinebeck in October! It is better than Christmas and Halloween combined.

torKNITtoh said...

I'd love to go; but, I haven't traveled much all by myself, and so the idea of flying to NY and getting to the festival seems daunting! I WILL do it, though. I'd love to spend time will all the fiber-heads.