Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I received a shipment from Knit Picks today. Friday or Saturday I received an email from Knit Picks that something on my wish list was in stock. I plan on making some baby caps from some of it. So... you know how it goes. I just had to add more to my cart. Two skeins of EssentialSolid in coral on sale. Then two books jumped in. 2-at-a-time Socks and Start Spinning. Carol had purchased both of these books and I really liked the book on spinning. Great pictures and breaks down the whole spinning process. I also added in a 24" Harmony Size 1 circular.
I am at the heel flap now of my 9 to 5 sock and should turn the heel tonight.
I will leave you with a video of Stanley. Please pay no mind to my kitty talk but that is what makes him do his antics. He was staring at this birdbath. Last year it was his favorite spot to spend a weekend morning. No sooner had I cleaned it out he took it over.
So I am going to leave you now and look through both books.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
So I ripped it out.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I am now doing the decreases on the 2nd graffiti sock.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I could not help myself buy when I saw this yarn from Amanda of NH Knitting Mama I jsut had to have it! This is 80% Merino & 20% Bamboo. I love the colors. Purple is one of my favs and these will make a beautiful pair of socks.
This is a Robin who has made a home nearby and just took a bath in my bird bath. I took this through the window of my storm door. I'm not used to seeing the Robins up on anything like this they are usually just scurring around looking for food. I'm turning the heel tonight on grafitti #2. I am now going to watch last night TV. Bones, House, Medium, CSI Miami.
Have a Good Day!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Dinner time at Casa KSee
What would be knitting without Contests
Head on over to (Not So) Cynical Knitting Gal she is having a caption contest and make sure you tell her I sent you! Deadline May 15th.
Peaceful Knitter is looking for inspiration and ideas for using up more of my stash. Leave her a comment to help her out and you could be a winner of some Knit Picks Shimmer! Oh, I could be a winner too!!
Abigail of 1870 Pearl is having a comment contest. This blog was a great find as she writes beautifully. Unlike me, I leave the pictures to do the talking. Deadline end of May. For the life of me I'm still learning how to embed links to a picture when in a post. So follow my link above.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Linda and Carol went on Saturday to the MS&W to buy a spinning wheel. Linda picked up Carol at 6:30 which is one of the reasons I did not tag along. Well, look at this!! She brought it into work yesterday, and today and I'm sure every day until she has enough to ply, dye and make a cabled project. This is the coolest thing I ever saw. Linda is very experienced, as a knitter, weaver and spinner. She did not plan on this but when she knew it could plug into a cigarette lighter and battery pack she was sold.
Then Carol took a turn. Carol has a little experience with a drop spindle. Listen to Linda's instructions. Then I tried. I have touched fiber and the spindle Carol brought back for me but I tried. See where Carols yarn snaps at the end because it was spun too tight, well I lasted 30 seconds. I hope the sound is good and I added title and credits, well, because I could. I still don't get the edit feature.
This 2nd video is well worth the viewing.
This machine is a work of art. the base is made from ribbon mahogany, maple bobbin. It is so quite. It is Wild Meadow's Butterfly Electric Spinner
Monday, May 5, 2008
My 1st spindle, my friend Carol brought this for me at MS&W. Perfect for a 1st spindle. Now I really need to bone up.
I have to say this has to be the best flower picture I have ever taken!
I hope to see the rest in bloom tomorrow
What I brought with a 40% off coupon at Michael's. Well, I just had to use the coupon, don't you know. Then Carol got her project ready for a cruise she is taking mid-month. She was going to do two on one 40# for the 1st time. Well, this bag is perfect! I don't remember the yarn but it is just beautiful and perfect colors for a cruise.
Zorro is doing better. He is walking on all feet now and is jonesing to go out! I am keeping him in for another week, if I don't loose the battle. He is one quick and cagey kitty. Stanley wants out too but he is OK sleeping in.
My big fat Pia jumped up to entrainment unit via the kitty tree. This is only the 2nd time she did this. 1st time I grabbed the camera she jumped down.
Watch this space tomorrow. I have a great video to share with you all. I need to see if I can learn to edit.