Sunday, October 22

hunting socks

Wensday was the momentus day that I cast on for hubby's hunting socks. Lets mark this one down in the books. Its the first time I knit with my own hand spun yarn. It was very exciting! As of three minutes ago I am on the second sock and done with both the toe and heel, I'm in the home strech. Just a 2 by 2 rib on the leg to go! Ah yes, I'm going with the toe up variety, it seems to go quicker, and you get the hard part over with in the begining. The added bonus... no kitchener stitch:) Hubby is out hunting tonight so I had my little bro model the finished sock. He is just a 1/2 a shoe size smaller. A nother fun note is that I don't have to use much of the second ball of yarn, which means that I can knit a smaller pair for myself! The pictures look kinda fuzzy but I think it is just the yarn, being part mohair, they have a glow around them. I'm not sure whats up with my parents camera either, the coloring is different and the pictures were taken two seconds apart. I can't wait to buy a new camera! When is tax season?!

On the spinning front, my friend and owner of the yarn shop I frequent and work at , called me with some good news the other day! There is a lady who sends her roving to her to be spun. Brigitte asked if I wanted to spin the roving. Last year this lady sent her about 13 lbs. I can make a good amount of money and get a spinning fix that I can't really afford right now. Also she isn't in a rush to get it, 3 to 4 months is fine with her! How cool is that?! I love how things work out like that! I think God has played a big part in my fiber luck lately. He is the ultimate provider!

Next weekend I am going to a crafters retreat. I'm so excited I get to sit and knit all weekend long! I'm debating if i should bring my wheel or not. Its not too compact, but I'd have a lot of uninterupted time to spin. No kids saying thier thirsty or hungry or things of that nature:) I'll see if there is room in the vehicle first and make my decison from there.

Hope you all are having a fantastic week! I appericiate all of the warm comments, you bloggers rock!

Tuesday, October 17

A picture update

Here are some pictures of the kiddos... they kept closing thier eyes... sorry:) Its not the best picture, but it was on short notice. They really are getting big. Leah is such a ham and has quite the little growing attitude. Gabe is very laid back and is becoming quite the artist. He loves to paint.

This is the llama mohair blend I spun myself. I was super excited while plying it. I can't wait to knit with it!

I Just fiinihed this sock today, and now on to the second. I started it forever ago, it was knit picks dye it yourself yarn that I dyed with kool aid. Next time I'll use less colors. Its kinda ugly and there is too much going on. Oh well live and learn.

Sunday, October 15

missing you!

Is any one out there?
I'm back!

Yes i know it has been 7 months since my last post. Things have been crazy around here. We cut back on a bunch of things, one of them being the internet. I've been missing my blog and all my bolggin pals. So I'm going to try to post at least once a week. I'll be posting from my parents computer, so we'll see how it works out.

Another bummer is that just recently my digital camera broke so now I have to borrow my parents camera to take pictures to post. Because posts just arnt fun without pictures.

Oh yeah, I'm pregnant again. About 6 months along. I'm due on the 13th of Febuary, but will be delivering by C-section on the 5th because of hospitial policy.

On the knitting front I can barely even remember what I've all knit since I've been a non-blogger. Yes i do take pictures but they are mostly all on my computer, which isn't on line:( I don't rember telling you all of a woman who wanted me to knit her a sewater. Well i did and it turned out quite nice. She like it and asked if I'd knit her a lacey stole. I of course said yes. That was a few months ago, and I just started the stole last week...oops. Last month I was busy making a good friend of mine a bunch of knitted goodies for her soon to be baby girl. She is due on the 29 of October. I put it all in a cute basket and wraped it it tooling! Cute hey?! Inside the basket is 3 burp cloths, 3 bibs, a little kimino sweater (all are from mason-dixion knitting, I love that book!), and 2 bunnys. She loved the gift and said she slept with the bunnys that night;) I love making others happy with the things I've made with my own hands. Knitting Rocks!

My birthday was in June and my Hubby was so kind to organize a donation pool for a big gift for me. I was delighted to recieve my very own spinning wheel! It is a double treadle schacht. I LOVE it and have taken to spinning quite well! Last week I spun and plyed my first yarn (llama mohair blend) and will begin to knit my oh so sweet hubby some socks to keep is feet warm while hunting. I'll be sure to take pictures of it with my parnets camera so I can show it to you all!

I know there is a ton more things that i feel you need to be caught up on, but my time is running out. I will try to visit all of my old blogin frineds in the next few weeks to stop in and say hi. Miss you all and hope you didn't forget about me!

this computer is being slow and won't let me spell check. I'm a horrible speller, don't think any less of me for any errors. Thanks!