Saturday, March 31

From roving to sock pouch

Well I finally made something with the yarn I made!!! It is just a sock pouch to hold my socks in progress. I got some fiber with the wheel when I bought it and spun it up. Then I dyed it with kool aid and then made this..

The close up of the stitches is blurry, sorry, and the other picture is the lining I put in it. I line everything!! Plus I don't want my needles sticking out of it either. This is what it, the pouch started out as.
Just a bunch of white roving! And now its a cute sock pouch!! I must say I think my yarn is ok considering I just learned how to spin. Spinning yarn is so relaxing and so rewarding when you get something out of it. I cant wait till I am good enough to spin sock yarn!!! I love making socks and pocketbooks. Speaking of pocketbooks I finished my Noni purse and it is felted and drying on my desk. I made the pink, green and cream striped baguette! It was sooooo huge when I was done, and wouldn't you know I forgot to take a before pic!!! It was 28 inches long and very wide! But it did shrink down to 18 inches long, which I am thinking is still to big for me, but we will see. I love the pattern and the bag was super easy to do. I am going to let it dry, line it and put a zipper in and the cutest pink handles I found at M&J trim and then we shall see. Worse case I give it away. Any way that's about it for me, I have been very busy with work and teaching classes at That has to be the best yarn shop, no matter what you need its there. So to all happy knitting and crafting and Happy Easter too!!! I cant believe Easter is here already. I am having the family over here for Easter and have not gotten one thing yet!! Good thing its a small gathering LOL

Saturday, March 24

Knitmommy Rules

So this is what my pal sent me!!! Look at the wonderfulness of it all. I got a MUCH needed needle holder roll up. I was just looking to buy one of these too!! But this one is so much better because it was hand made by Tasha and her daughter for me!! The colors are just incredible!! And this book is sooo cool, I never knew it existed but it it chock full of info!! Its all about knitting with fibers other than wool. The patterns in it are really nice too!! By the way here is the link to knitmommy place which is her blog. I still haven't figured out how to do that blog button thing. So thank you Tasha for completely spoiling me!! You are really the best sp ever!!!

Thursday, March 8

Thank you Knitmommy!!

Look what I got from my not so sp Tasha aka knitmommy from

So thank you Tasha!! She is the most incredible sp ever!!! I have been completely spoiled! These stitch markers are incredible! What talent she has and the rings are nice and thick and wont get lost in between the stitches. And Burts Bees stuff oh heaven!! I love burts bees anything and have not tried this hand cream or the lip balm. They are both wonderful. I usually just stick with the few products I have tried and dont venture to the other ones. But now I will most definitly get these as well as my regular standbys. So Thank you again for the goodies, it was so nice to have a package in the mail for me today.

My wheel is here!!!

So on Tuesday my Lendrum DT complete wheel arrived. That is super quick, I only ordered it on Thursday. Thank you Woolery!! I am having soooo much fun with this wheel. It spins like a dream and the free fiber is spinning really nice too!! I got the bag with it and it was a steal at 1/2 price with the wheel, a great padded bag. So here are some pictures of my lovely yet unnamed wheel and some of the fiber I spun on it.
The blue fiber is something I have but I am having a bit of trouble spinning it. It is different and I have to get used to it. It isn't a springy as the stuff I am used to. But I do love spinning on this baby!!! It is going to take some practice but I am getting better already!! And I have 6lbs of fiber coming from Canada to play with Yippee!! So that's what I have been up to. I am a spinning fool!!

Saturday, March 3

Lookee what I got!

So my sp sent me the coolest pen with journal. The pen lights up!! I tried to take a picture of if lit up but I don't think it came out. Here are the pictures

The pen is lit here, its red and really cool!!

I think I know who my sp is but not 100% sure. I left a post on the board and am waiting to see if I am right. I love this journal and pen!!! And the pen says Marie, my middle name!! I am going to use this to keep track of my spinning progress. Speaking on spinning.... I finally got to order my wheel!!! I ordered a Lendrum folding dt wheel from the Woolery. Its the complete with the bag and 2 1/2 lbs of fiber to spin!! I am sooooooo excited, it should be here in about a week. Then I will be spinning my little heart out. So that's what I have been up to. That and making things for my classes that I teaching. I have been teaching quite a few classes lately and really enjoying it. Its so nice to be able to pass on this wonderful craft of knitting and crocheting. I am very happy that both are really in "style" now. A lot of young people are really showing an interest in learning. Here is a picture of a purse that I am teaching.

You really cant see the handle, but its there, its a round acrylic handle. This is called a shell purse and has a crocheted liner. It can be made in cotton, acrylic, wool or I even did one in a black and silver metallic with a silver lining and fancy handles for an evening purse. So that's whats been going on here. So thank you again sp for being so wonderful and to all happy knitting and crocheting..