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Knitting, Spinning and family dementia

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Last Weekend

Just a little baby update. Wyatt, Jyll and the kids came up last weekend. So, heres a recent picture of Bryce..and yes thats me.
Speaking of mothers. Marshall was in the backyard working on the dining table top with his back to the big Maple tree. When his older brother came out to smoke..he was like.. "Mmmm, Marshall, look behind you!!" This is a picture of the ,not to amused, mama Raccoon..with 3 half grown Raccoon children who came to my yard to eat apples. My tree just dropped a bunch. Only to be met by a large (good looking) human male making annoying noises(sanding) they decided to climb the tree and take a nap. Hoping he'd go he didn't. Eventually they did. This is the most babies I've seen with a mama raccoon. I thought they only had 1 at a time?? Could these be triplets? Well, anyway. My husband cleaned up the apples. We don't want our cats attacked..or our kids.

Monday, August 21, 2006

I CHANGED my mind

Ok.. I lied. I'm not making the arrow at the butt bolero out of my homespun. I'm making the "not so ugly shrug" from Happy hooker crochet. I got half way threw the bolero and saw the shrug that Deb of Village yarn and tea was making and ripped the whole thing out. I'm nearly done. I have to sew it together and crochet around the edges. Oh I'll make the bolero too..really I will. But in something softer.. with less ..mmm.. character. It is perfect for the "not so ugly shrug".
Its kinda overspun. I'm learning..leave me alone. I'll get it before I die!!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Finally, Knitting content

Well, I've been putting this off. My camera and my computer don't get along very well anymore. So, its a big deal to try to take pictures of any of my projects.
I finished the the lace shrug of Ecru Rowan Calmer. I made the sleeves a little longer. I noticed alot of women looking at the shrug while I was at knit group in a large bookstore/food court. I don't think I had a booger? Or a kick me sign on my slowly shrinking Ass. As my husband suggested!
I'm now working on Lace Knee highs from Knitting Vintage Socks-Nancy Bush. Page 75 .. I think. In ecru baby Ull by Dalegarn. I've never done such long socks. Oh..I was surfing blogs and came across a pair of thigh high, knitted fishnet stockings with skulls worked into them. If you remember whos blog that is, could you email me! I wanna make those!! I have a couple friends who would LOVE them.
Another thing I'm working on is a Bolero from Alchemy, yarns of transformations

This I'm making out of Pink tweedish stuff I spun. It starts at the point in the back and worked up in one piece. Oh, I know its a big arrow pointing at my butt. I'm hoping it will be ok. I think I'll have the closure at the bottom of the front so you won't get that gappishness by the pits in the back.

Other Knittish news is that my black and white fleeces are back from Dawn's custom carding! She makes the roving up in Bales. This time its Pencil roving. I barely have to do anything to it but hold on!!
These were given to me by a co-worker of my lovely husband. One black one white (the fleeces, not the co-worker). I was told that the black was only good for rugs. It is..sigh. But its really tough so thats a plus and its easy to spin. I was worried that it would be brittle and only good for stuffing pillows. The white is much nicer even if its not Merino. I can see making something Aran in it. Its really nice to spin..not smooth like I've always spun before but very springy and crimpy. Its very forgiving. You know how some roving sometimes snaps out of your hand while spinning. This, just about, can't. I tried spinning it super fine..1 hair and some air and it stayed tight. It was nice. I spun up and plied a few yards. It has a tendency to fluff or cloud. I think it will be very pretty..if a little rough.
Lets see .. I think that makes me officially a spinner.. I have about 24 lbs of roving tucked around this house. I'm sure I left out all the little baggies of tencil and angora etc.
I'll try to get some pictures of the shrug and my sockies.
Otherwise things in my life are settled down. No accidents.. weddings..babies.. Alls quiet, for the moment.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Ouchies all better

So, we rented a trailer and pulled the boys car to our house and quickly disassembled the broken parts. Only took 2 days. Broken nose and the radiator hit the trailer hitch of the truck that he hit.
Bill figures it took about $300 to totally fix it. $150 of that was for a new radiator. He did good.
I know the picture is dark. They finished at dusk It only took 10 days. Its kinda patchwork.. somone suggested I paint lil xxxx's between the colors so it looked like a crazy Silver front, blue middle with a Red tail fin. Eventually he'll get it painted.
My handy hubby out did himself this time! Oh heres some brighter pictures taken the next day.