Thursday, April 10

New wall hanging

Do you remember this picture?! It was my Day 17(January 17th)...

Well I remember it, Diane AKA Studio D
liked it so much and because it has a special meaning to me she offered to print up a B&W version on canvas for me. I, personally am to lazy, I have way too much going on to even think of doing that(or rather getting around to it). But I'm so glad she did! She had it sent out to me and I had it with in a weeks time. So in all reality I've had it for at least 2 months... I told you I'm lazy...

About a month ago I took it in to Michael's and wanted to know how much it would cost me to have it stretched over a frame... with a discount it would have been $80... Yeah right. So I just bought a plain canvas that was already stretched on a wooden frame and laid the picture right over it and stapled it on. It tool me all of 7 minutes. Now ask me, why did it take me 2 months to do this?! Oh well the point is that its finished now and on my wall!

So the lighting is horrible today, its been raining on and off and dreary all day long. That equals not so great of a picture of a picture hanging on my wall. But I'm so happy I finally did it that I'm blogging about it anyways! So here is another view... see it wraps around the frame, I just love it! I think i want to get some pictures of the kids and stretch them like this to hang up. I've lived in this house for almost 4 years and barely have anything on the walls... I just haven't gotten around to it. Like I said before,I'm lazy, and I'd rather be knitting.

In fiberious news I went out to Brigitte's (my friend/LYS's owner/fiber enabler) and she helped me dye some merino roving to match the the color of my handspun Mr Greenjeans! I just love dying yarn... If that was a good way to make money I'd quit my job and do that for a living. Its so much fun! Maybe someday when the kids are older... who knows anything is possible!

So anyways, it came out pretty close to the color I need it to be... I think in the end I'll have to knit the sleeves and dye the whole sweater so it all matches... But I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

I then had to let the rovin
g dry for a day or two. I put it on an old baby gate (that I use after I wash all of my handknit socks) its the perfect hand knits drying rack and I thought it would be perfect for the roving, and it was! Yes, I wear all of my socks a good amount of times and then when I can't possibly wear them all one more time I wash them (all) and strategically place them on the baby gate to dry. It's my system, and it works for me!

I was able to start spinning it a bit... a few nights ago, but haven't had the time to work on it since. my progress:

It felt really good to get my wheel out again! Its been quite a while since I'v last spun, I think it was last October. Bad, bad spinner, how dare you neglect you wheel for that long. I will never ever do that again. I will make it a habit of bringing it out at least once a month, I promise!

I have a few things on my plate this month, so who knows If I'll have time to spin it all.

*april socks~ SAM5KAL
*tote~ ENTKAL
*a few little items~ for a gift
*start a baby blanket~for a gift

the first 3 items need to be finished in April, and I'm sure I'm missing something, its late and my brain is fried at this time of night.

With that I'll leave you all, have a wonderful weekend!


Karen said...

Wow, that print sure is wonderful. And good for you for putting it on the canvas yourself - an $80 savings is a great thing!! That roving is so pretty dyed up and spinning up. I know your Mr. Greenjeans is going to end up wonderful!

Diane said...

Oh, it looks great!! Great wall color for a black and white print too!! I so pleased with how it turned out!! You did a great job mounting it!!

DawnK said...

Great job on the picture. It's a very sweet picture! Good for you, for figuring out how to do it yourself!

The yarn is very pretty! I'm glad you and Brigitte had so much fun getting it dyed! I can't wait to see your completed sweater.

Allena said...

love the pix!
the yarn is looking good. i can't wait to see your sweater done.
i volunteer to be the one who gets your left over homespun.. that is if you can't figure out what to do with it. (as if that will happen)

Amanda said...

I am loving your blog! That picture is beautiful and you did such a great job with it. What kind of wheel do you have? That roving is such a delicious color.

Sonya said...

What an amazing picture! So sweet.

I gotta tell you though, I thought that first roving picture was intestines of some sort. ;o)