Sunday, February 24, 2008

I Won a Prize!!!

I'm sooo excited! I won another contest. Yes, from
How lucky am I.

2 skeins of Shi Bui Knits 100% merino sock yarn, in the "dragonfly" colorway.
Thanks Nancy for a great contest!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Plied and Purty

Been doing a little plying. The colors are just not true in the picture. They turned out pretty good.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I've Spun another Bag

I started this yesterday and finished today. I just can't drag myself away from that wheel. Two months ago when I got my wheel, I said I'll never be able to do this. I was wrong. I love it so much, I'm waking up in the middle of the night to spin.

These colors remind me of spring. Colorway: Octarine, 4 ounces 70% Merino 30% Yearling Mohair from

Monday, February 11, 2008

A Nice Suprise to beat the Winter Doldrums

What a nice suprise to come home from a hard day at work and find a package in your mailbox. My partner came through with some great goodies. Three beautiful dish rags, 2 skeins of cotton yarn, green tea (yum), a rose flavor bar of soap, a great little book that holds note pads that will come in handy and a sweet Bread for Life bracelet from my partner Grace. Thank you so very much. I love it all.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

A Fun Night Out

"Funky Tree & Flowers"
This is what I along with about 70 other people painted last night at a fun place to go, SipsnStrokes

Three of my friends and myself (hated I forgot my camera) decided we wanted to try this out. We went to the South Side location. You take a bottle of wine and snacks along with $35 and come home with a master piece. I will have to admit, after seeing 70 other paintings just like this one, I wasn't so fond of this by the time we left. I will be doing some tweaking to this painting before I hang it on my wall. But it is tons of fun! Of course when I was done, I had the knitting needles out working on my sock while the others finished.

I did find out that the Trussville studio will be opening on Feb 11th. You can go to the web-site and look on their calendar to see which painting you would like to do and register on-line. Check it out.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Searching for something to spin

I ran out of roving...didn't have anything to spin...what do I do? Rummaging through all the stash like a mad woman... hot dog, found some pencil roving I had bought several years ago that I forgot about when I was doing felting. Spun that baby up. Ain't it purdy?

Then friend walks in. Oh what a friend! Not because she furnishes me with the most gorgeous gifts but because she is the most thoughtful, most wonderful person on this planet. Anyway look what she gave me. The perfect bag (this may be the best one I have so far), some roving from FatCatKnits, (needed this) a magic yarn ball from Emily Parson's Sophie's Toe (needed this too) and a cute little sock bag that is not seasonal (she got tired of seeing me carry a Halloween and Christmas sock bag; so I diffently needed this). Thanks friend!!!!!!! I Love You!!!!!!!!!

My New Party

I'm a little late with the post. But this is how I voted "Super Tuesday". How bought you?


Tami is having a contest for her 100th post. Go enter, and don't forget to tell her I sent you!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

#3 Weekly Topic

Please post a picture of your yarn stash for making dishcloths and the notions you use on them. So, 2 pics 1 of dishcloth yarn stash and 1 of your notions you use for making dishcloths.

I'm sorry to say I only have 1 ball of orange Sugar n Cream yarn and some bits and pieces of left over yarn (not worthy of a picture). Everyone knows what straight needles look like. Now if you wanted pictures of other yarn stash, that's a different story.

Yarn Bowl

Check out this cute little bowl I ordered from the Knit Witch. I've been wanting one of these and I found her while I was in Blog Land. The feature I like about this bowl is that it has a slit along with the hole so you can remove your yarn if you need to.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Happy Groundhog Day and Happy 100th Post

Brace yourself for more wintry weather. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Saturday, leading the groundhog to forecast six more weeks of winter.
Well, that's good for the knitters.
I didn't realize too this is my 100th Post. Yeah me!

My Wheel had a Baby

Look what my sweet husband and daughter gave me for my birthday! It's the stool that matches my Kromski Minstrel Wheel. I love it very much. First, I didn't think I wanted this because of comfort. Just doesn't look comfortable at all. And second, I thought my big ol' butt would hang all down the sides and back. I am pleasantly surprised that it is very comfortable. But the main reason I love it so much is that it sits me up high enough where I can actually see my bobbin where all the other chairs I tried didn't. I think I'll keep it.