Wednesday, January 21

Finally got to a spinning guild meeting!

So I finally got to go to the spinning guild meeting. I work on Wednesdays so I never got there, but this month I took the night off. I am glad I went too, I learned quite a few things and there may be a workshop I can go to as well. But let me just say, winter is not the time to sit in a barn!!! Even if it has walls and such!! Man it was just cold in there, even with the heat on.

But I did get to see my spinning teacher Tabitha again, haven't seen her in a long time. And I got to buy some wonderful "kitchen sink" roving too!! Its greys, blacks, browns and just sooooo soft and wonderful.

I also finished spinning my sea wool from creatively dyed, I bought that in Rhinebeck. So hopefully I can do the Navajo plying and get that twist set and be ready to knit it up by Sunday. I am thinking either cowl or scarf for that. The colors are just great.

I also know I have to post pics of things that are finished, sorry! I have just been really busy and keep forgetting to do that, but I hope this week!

Friday I have the knitting guild and for that I am on coffee duty and teaching a class. So hopefully that goes well. I am teaching an entrelac scarf, it seems that everyone thinks entrelac is really hard. Funny I thought the same thing until I did it, then I realised its not hard at all. In fact I did a stole of entrelac and it is one of my favorite knitted pieces. The yarn is Noro and that yarn does all the striping for you, just LOVE Noro, any Noro.
So that's about it for now. I shall be blogging again this weekend with pictures I hope!

Thursday, January 15

Just a quick update

So here it is 2009 and my first blog entry. Anyway just a quick update:
First off its snowing and looks really pretty. Not much snow this year so far and that's OK!! I have to post some FO pics, maybe tomorrow or Sunday. I did get my Wisteria sweater done and my socks are just about there. Also I have a scarf just about half way there. So lots of knitting and crocheting going on. On the spinning front, I have some yarn done in some pretty blue/lavenders and that has to get posted, just finished doing some sea wool and plied that. That has to have the twist set and dried then posted. I still have more sea wool to spin just not sure if I want to Navajo ply it like I did the last batch.
Son is still in Tennessee and so far so good. I also have 2 grand bunnies!!! Gatsby and Belle, 2 lop ear babies!! Lets hope it stays at 2!!
On a sad note my cat of 18 years has passed away. Her name was Taz and she died Thursday night in her sleep. She really did have a good run though, quite a few times we thought she wasn't going to make it through the night. And about 10 years ago she drank some anti-freeze so we thought that was it, she was really sick, but she rallied back and gave us more time. So rest in peace Tazzie we will miss you.
As for the rest well nothing much going on, winter you know. Just working and knitting/crocheting/spinning.
I will try to post more often this year and be a bit more consistent. Now if I could just get my link for Ravelry to work to show the posts!! I have tried everything and just cant get it. I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong, but I know its something.
So till next time....Be well