Sunday, July 27, 2008


I've been quiet because my life has turned upside down.
I haven't been knitting much. Most of my time has been spent dealing with changes.
I'll be back once I get my bearings.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Check out the raffle on Earthchicknit's blog. She is celebrating the one year anniversary of her son's near fatal accident. The story is harrowing. The gifts are fabulous. And, it's a wonderful cause.
I think we all have $5 to spare.

Monday, July 7, 2008

It's Over

After 51 days off in a row, it was back to work today. Everything went fine, except for computer problems. I missed lounging around with my coffee for hours and hours in the morning.

I'm about done with the cuff of the second Mud Season sock. Then, it's smooth sailing. I started a diagonal garter stitch scarf with the Flowering Weeds hand spun. I'm not sure at all about the colors, but Tate said it looked good.

After work, I went to a local shopping center to run an errand or two. I got a call from Tate and she was about four stores down! So, we hung out and had an iced coffee and checked to see if there were any bargains at TJ Maxx. That was fun. She is on the cover of the soundtrack to Stay The Same, Never Change. It's the middle photo in the second row.

It's hard to get back into the routine of going to bed early again!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Independence Day

It's unseasonably cool today. In fact, we have the windows open. I don't think I can remember when it's been cool enough to have the windows open on the 4th.

Here is the July 2 installment from my CSA:

Corn, peppers, cucumbers, basil, green beans, chives, and broccoli. I had a couple ears of corn for dinner. They were so yummy they didn't need anything on them at all!

Wednesday evening, I met up with PJ instead of meeting with the Renegade Spinners. PJ gave me my June installment of Cottage Fiber's fiber club.

I just love the colors. And there is a whopping 11.7 ounces of fiber! I should be able to make something very cool with it once it has been spun.

I also picked up this:

It's a Drum Carder! Now, I will be able to card all the wool I have washed. PJ was kind enough to allow me to make payments. So, on Thursday, I fiddled with the drum carder and carded and spun up some of the Romney wool I have.

It's kind of blah as it is undyed. I'm thinking of dying this wool red. Because it is gray, it will turn out very muted when dyed, which I think would look good. The picture above is 2.8 ounces of wool. I have 3 pounds of this particular wool. Hoo boy. While Romney is easy to spin, it is not particularly soft, which is disappointing. I'll have to think of some type of outerwear for this wool.

So, most of Wednesday and Thursday was spent spinning. The rest of the Spring Flowers roving is spun. I did, however, work on the Mud Season socks:

Don't blow your fingers off setting off firecrackers!