Friday, December 28, 2007

Happy New Year and Year end Wrap up!

It's been an interesting year. Lawn Guy is finishing up the end of grass cutting season. He actually had to cut 3 yarns on Thursday! Amazing! Each year is a little less snow time and a lot more time in the yards. This is not a bad thing at all! I can't believe that we are just a few days from the end of the year. Overall the holidays were great. The family bought Lawn Guy's Mom a ticket to visit her sister in Chicago. I hope she has a very nice visit. Christmas was great! Lawn Guy always spoils me. Each time he went to the store, he would come back with something else. I have the first 2 books of the Dark Tower series. He decides to get the rest of the series for me. Unfortunately, he does navigate online stores very well, and managed to buy extra copies of 2 of the books. Luckily, Barnes and Noble took the books at the store as an exchange. Here's some pictures from Christmas at our house:







This is my bunny!!!








Charlie thinks he weighs 5 pounds - NOT!!!



Charlie hates squirrels. We thought we would make him happy. Unfortunately, Charlie is very rough on toys. He had this torn up by Thursday night.

Here's what I have left on needles for the finishing up of 2007. The Persephone Scarf is so fun to knit. I have made a few mistakes, but the cables actually hide them pretty well. I have a little over 3 feet right now. I want it long enough to double over and pull the end through, so the right side shows on both sides.




Next, I started a pair of generic top-down socks. They are turning out nice. The colors will go with anything.




I finished Lawn Guy's Felted Clogs. They are easy to knit, but they took quite awhile to felt. Wool Pak felts faster than Cascade. Next pair I make, I won't mix these together again.

See you next year!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

New Plan, New Name

I tried another blog site. It's just to hard to figure everything out. So, I am back, but I really like the name of the other blog, so in the future I will be wheelinsticks here!. Since I started spinning recently, I really want to change the name to something that says something about both of my loves - obsessions is such a dirty word! I have lots to catch you up on, so this maybe a little long.

I finished a pair of monkey socks that have been hibernating for a very long time. I did reknit the first sock a second time because I think I used a smaller needle or I just am knitting tighter than before. No worries though, now the socks fit great and I can see the pattern better. The yarn is Deyebolical's Hidden Tiger. Love this yarn. It is very soft and feels great on my feet.

I am not sure where I am on my Kauni Cardi. I think when I cut the armhole steeks I messed it up big time. I am nearly positive; I am just waiting for we can fix that or start over. Fortunately, Lawn Guy takes things in stride. He just said, "well, I guess you can start over right?" Very true. If it is that's life. Knitorious is talking about a knit-along for it after they receive their shipment, so I can make it then.

Right now, I am taking break from the Felted Clogs that I started for Lawn Guy. I love making the clogs. They are easy and fast. Just make sure that the yarn is feltable! Quick trip to Knitorious to avert disaster! Pic's when they are done.

The other night, Lawn Guy looks out the window and then ask me if the camera has night shots. Yes I say and grab the camera. Into the kitchen I came to find Lawn Guy saying, "Look at this, is that really an owl?" Oh my Goodness. I look out there and there is a Spotted Owl perched on top of the umbrella. I did get a picture. Unfortunately, his head was turned. I could not believe it. An owl in the middle of South St. Louis!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

New Site, New Name

I decided that I needed a change. I am moving my site over to Word Press. Please join my new site and changes over at WheelinSticks. http://wheelinsticks.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Spinning Wheel Goes Around and Around!!




Look what Lawn Guy bought me for Christmas!! I feel very special to be the proud owner of this little Kiwi. The wheel is very easy to use. I have been doing a lot of practice yarn. But here is a sampling of the last wool that I spin. I have already washed it to set the twist. Its a 100% Merino and a beautiful color.



Spinning is a lot of fun!!!!!!!!