Wednesday, September 24, 2008
At knit night last night, Jane unpacked her new Majacraft spinning wheel and before it was even out of the
box, Cindy had claimed it. It is a Millie; an adorable little wheel, looking sort of like a chair. It is quiet and smooth running and Cindy was in raptures over it. Here is a picture, Isn't it cute?
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The Rose Green (or Green Rose) cardigan is going strong, both pockets are done and on holders waiting for the body to catch up. I am maybe half way there. I am pleased with the way the sloped, although perhaps could have decreased a little more in the beginning. I have been estimating the stitches needed for sleeves and the cuffs. I can't wait to see how it turns out. I am hoping it won't be crap when I am done. But either way, I am enjoying the process. I lay it out on the picnic table and you can see I have a way to go to fuse the pockets and the body yet. Tom Kitty seems to think it looks pretty good. And tasty too.
A few weeks ago I shared my first roving from the Spunky Eclectic club. I finally started spinning at guild last Friday. I have about one ball finished and have this much. Probably will have not quite 2 full bobbins when I finish the whole bag. It has some more purple, but right now it is buried in the middle of the bobbin. I hope to get some more done. I have several bits I plan on taking with me this week to the Lamb and Wool festival in West Branch. Jane needed me to drive her up and we decided last week to leave Friday evening instead of at 4am Saturday. In addition to my Joy, I will also have either my sweater or a pair of socks along with me. I'll be sure to also bring a drop spindle, maybe an empty one so if (IF?--when) I get some fiber at West Branch, I can start to play with it. Maybe my Turkish spindle would be fun to play with. I haven't spent a lot of time with that.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Brother-in-law Carl has given up on getting effective help from Hubby. He tends to wonder off to do chores, feed calves, spread manure...anything to get out of the way. So Carl has been bringing a bored, retired friend of his along with him. Not only is the drywall all up but they finished the first coat of taping and mudding. Tomorrow I suppose the house will be a mess of dust, but they do tend to shut the door when they work. After the dry wall was up, the floor was quite covered with gypsum dust. So good old Hubby had the answer. He brought in his barn fan to blow the dust out the window. Of course since the fan was WAY bigger than the window, a lot of dust just got kicked up. Cough cough, hack hack.
Family friends may recognize this as the same fan that Oldest Son took to school with him the last week or so of his senior year. One of his classes had no windows so the room was stuff. No doubt this stirred up a breeze.
Oh, dare I cheer just a little? Christy's fave driver Greg Biffle has won 2 in a row, and Kyle Busch has bombed out 2 in a row. AND, my man Mark Martin has, as usual, made another respectable showing. I am so excited that he is driving full time next year.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
We have been getting rain almost all week. However it did stop long enough for some men to stop by and make a big mess out of our yard. What are they doing you say? Well that mess on the yard is white steel and we had the upper portion of our roof replaced. It had been a bit leaky and Hubby wanted it finished before he started adding insulation and dry wall to my new craft room. The were rained out on Monday morning when they first started, but as you can see here Tuesday was sunny and clear. They got it all done and now we are sitting tight and dry. Hubby even went upstairs yesterday to check out the bad spots and everything was dry. Yea.Due to cost we are holding off on the bottom section right now, but this seems to have stopped the drips.
Life is good.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I don't there is enough for the fichu I linked in the previous post. But while I was contemplating the pattern, in walked a friend, Lorna with some PINK fingering weight cabled wool. Perfect for the fichu and plenty of yardage. Guess what I will be purchasing shortly?
Hmmm, that picture is a bit funky too, but the colors show for the most part.
Monday, September 1, 2008
I love getting surprises