Thursday, November 23

Happy Thanksgiving!

The past week has been a rough one on our little family. It all started on saturday night around 3am. I woke up to my poor little baby Leah crying becouse she threw up. So we got her out of bed and cleaned her up and changed her sheets and got her back down. After putting the dirty sheets in the washer I sleepily climed into bed. About 30 minutes later we had to do it all over again.

The next day she was quiet and cuddly. (very unlike her normal loud crazy into everything self) She didn't eat much, and was content to snuggle all day long. That night we did the whole sheet changing thing again, but in the morning she seemed much better. Then it was Gabe's turn. He had it much worse. The poor little gut couldn't keep anything down that first 24 hours. Today, thank goodness, he finally had some color in his face. He ate part of an egg and some toast for breakfast. Oh yeah Hubby got it tuesday night and had to call in to work on wednesday(wicth he never does). He's feeling better today too. Luckily I havent gotten hit yet and I'm hoping I don't. I thought for sure I'd have it today of all days.

Ok so I'll get to the fiber content of the post. The llama roving that I'm going to get paid to spin, came in to the shop last week. I took it home on saturday after I worked out at the shop. I must say I'm torn between spinning and knitting on my socks. Spinning won the last couple of days. Arn't you proud, I finally took pictures! This is some yarn that I plyed together. The brown is llama and the red is a merino wool. Actually the red is the very first fiber I spun with my wheel. I think I'm going to make a scarf or a hat for my self out of it.

I had Hubby take a some pictures of me spinning. This is a pretty good one. I had to eliminate some of them for the backrounds. If the kitchen was in the shot, it was a no go. Its a bit dirty, because of tending to the kids and hubby all week. Also some of them had my knitting clutter in the backround. I have just a few projects going on and they are all stacked around my spot on the sofa, up against the wall. Hubby keeps saying that he needs to put up shelfs, but I think I'd just clutter that up too. In our next house I want a whole room devoted to my crafts*grin*

Oh I almost forgot, hubby wants me to mention that he got a deer on sunday( a bigger doe). Sorry to those of you who don't like the whole hunting thing. He was really happy about it, and he was wearing the llama socks I made him!

I finished the hat I was making for a certian someone for christmas. Then I emediatly cast on of a pair of socks for me. I have one of them almost finished.

I hope you all are able to enjoy this holiday with family and friends, eat lots of food and relax, oh and don't forget to do a little knitting too! Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 14

High gear:)

Here I am again, with one more FO. I'm not sure how it's happening. This past week or so I've been spitting out FO like there's no tomorrow. Don't get me wrong, I'm deffenitly not complaining. I guess my knitting is just in high gear right now. The fact that they are super simple projects, no brainer knitting, adds to it I'm sure. Either way its a good feeling.

This is a hat and mitt set for Leah. Its a superwash wool that I held double on US #6. All I have left to do is kitchener stitch one mitt and make a crochet chain to connect them, I'm not going to let her loose them. My favorite part is the tear drop thing at the top (and two smaller ones on the end of the ties)... I didn't want the traditional pom pom and thats what I came up with. Leah calls them "baaall". Here she is holding one up and saying that.

I really think the fact that I want to start some socks for myself is really motivating me to get everyone elses things done first. Its just not right to knit for yourself when others are in need;)

Sunday, November 12

Cold days... Toasty Toes

Hubby's toasty toes slipper socks (designed by Allena) were finished last night! He was happy to be able to wear them this morning! I now realize that I should have made his first, seeing that his are the largest... I'm just glad that the whole fam is done!

After finishing his slippers early last night I decided to get started on a felted bag. My last beginnig knitting class saw my old felted bag and wanted to sign up for a class on making it. Since i didn't write the pattern I had to alter it and write down the new pattern. This way I can teach the class a simmilar felted bag, and they wont have to buy the whole book. I am in the process of weaving in the ends, maybe I'll even felt it and post a picture a bit later, if I'm still here. This is it about fifteen minutes ago, pre-felted.

*Here it is! Felting is awesome! I just love it... I am going to line the bag this time... and put some pockets in it, so its easier to find my keys and cell phone.*

Next I think I'll start a hat for someone, its for Christmas so thats all the info I can give out;) I'm really itching to get my needles going on some socks... Socktober is hitting me a bit late this year. How about this month being cover up your Toevember?! Ok I'll stop trying, I know i can knit socks whenever i want, even if i did miss out on all the fun.

Hope you all had great weeks! Keep those needles clicking!

Friday, November 10


I finished my little brothers hat. I would have had it finished a while ago but I ran out of yarn and had to drive an hour away to see if they had the same dye lot I had bought from them months ago. Origanally I had planned on making a striped hat using two colors. Upon his request I made it with only one stripe... so i didn't have enough of the main color. Anyways... The yarn shop had 3 dark blye skeins left, all with different dye lots. Luckily one of them was the one I needed!

I'm almost finished with hubby's second slipper sock... soon! I'm starting to get sick of them, this is my fourth pair. I was planning on making some for the in-laws... maybe next year.

The 8th was our 4th anniversary. We had the kids stay over at my parents and rented a hotel room with a whirlpool. It was a lot of fun to get away, relax and have some qualitity time together. That was actually when we went to the yarn shop and He let me get some sock yarn, and a few other goodies! I'm really missing my camera... I'd show you my loot but I didn't bring it over to my parents house.

I'm getting excited to start some new projects, my fingers are itching!
Happy Knitting!

Friday, November 3


I love fall! It is so pretty outside, even though the leaves are dead and all over the ground... It is so much fun! I like all of the seasons especially when they change. Today we came over and my dad was raking leaves and the kids wanted to help. They had fun until i said we needed to go in because they had no mittens. I know what kind of mother... I mean knitter am I?! I haven't gotten that far. I did however make them felted slippers. They both love them. My sister wrote the pattern, Its super easy and they knit up fast! Hubby's are the only pair that arn't finished. I'll show a group picture when his are done.

I wasn't planning on taking the kids out trick-or-treating but they did dress up. Gabe was spiderman and Leah was a little princess. Both had a blast. My brother took them to two houses and they came back with half a brown lunch bag full of candy! needless to say they were on a sugar rush for the night. Every time the doorbell rang Gabe ran to the door yelling "trickers are here!" or "treaters are here!" He loved that so many people were visiting! Leah was just running aroung all crazy like.

Last weekend I had a blast at the crafting retreat! It was so nice to just sit around and work on things uninterupted. That is when i knit Gabe and Leah's slippers, I also had the ones I knit for myself along and they were felted. I got such nice comments about them. I did get to bring my wheel, and Brigitte shared some roving just so i could spin up there, what a sweetie! We also ate way too much and had too many sweets around tempting me. Ever since then sweets have been in my system more than the usual amount, and the baby has been doing arobic workouts or something. I think the baby is trying to work off the sugar for me:)

I started a hat for my brother, he has been bugging me for one. So I guess I better spit one out quick... Got to please the fans. My next project is a hat an mittens for Leah, the ones from last year are a bit too small and it sure is getting cold out. Gabe's still fit him, that's always a good thing!

My friend just had a baby last week so I knit her up a hat, and while doing so I wrote it down and I think I'm going to send in the pattern to the patern a day knitting calander...We'll see what happens. So I think that is it... I'll be sure to have knitting pictures for you next time! Hope your all having a good weekend!