Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I was supposed to post this Sunday, just to bug my friends husband who reads my blog and I forgot. So here goes.

"J" this is just for you! Enjoy!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008


Harley got a few new toys from my friend Sara yesterday, and he has no desire to stop playing with them.  Especially the royal blue furry.

Thanks Auntie Sara, from Harley.


 He even slept with it curled under his chin.  If I went to move it he woke right up and moved it back.

Friday, December 26, 2008


I have been spinning like crazy, but unfortunately I had yet to have enough finished yarn to actually consider making anything with it.  Until recently.  

 I ordered this yarn from a great etsy seller, Lime Green Jelly.  Unfortunately, my camera does not do justice to the colors in this fiber.  I'm not sure why, but I even love the green in it.  Which is a huge surprise since I usually HATE green.

On Christmas morning I decided to cast on "The One Day Beret" by Kirsten Kapur for Through The Loops!  I had been wanting to make a beret for a long time, and the colors in this yarn seemed a perfect fit for this beret.  And to be able to finish it in one day suits my desire for instant gratification.  I'm hoping to be able to wear it tomorrow.

Friday, December 19, 2008


We got several inches of snow today.  Luckily I'm officially off work until next year, so I didn't have to go out in it.

Since I was going to be at home, I decided to finally make something out of some of my hand-spun yarn.

It started as this:
 4oz of Colonial Border Leicester Mohair from Copperpot Woolies in Cowboy Up colorway.  Which I spun into this:
  Sorry the pic does not do the colors justice.

To finally become this cute, but extremely warm, little basic hat.
Not too bad for my first project from my hand-spun, you think?

Have a great weekend everyone.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Over the last few weeks there have been many ups and downs in my life.  Nothing I'm going to bore you with here.  But I will say that thanks to my friends, my spinning wheel, the loads of fiber I've accumulated, and the knitting I do at work, I'm making it through what's left of this year.

To say spinning has become an obsession is a great understatement of what my life has become.  Now to figure out what to do with the hand-spun I've created.  Any suggestion would be appreciated.

There has also been knitting, but I don't have any pics yet.  I'll try to get some taken to share before the weekend is over.

Now to get back to my spinning wheel.

Happy Holidays to all!