Monday, September 1, 2008

Sticks & Wheels Weekend

What a nice weekend St. Louis is having. I was suppose to be out of town in Bethel for the Sheep and Wool Festival, but obviously I didn't make it. Lawn Guy has a freind who is finishing our bedroom this weekend. We have finished every room in the house including gutting almost every wall, built two rooms downstairs, and completely re-did the bath in the last ten years. Our room, well, we have ran out of "want to." The drywall has been up and there are a few spots that need dry wall, mud and paint. Problem is, just don't wanna. It's a a lot of mudding and taping and I suck at that. Any hoo, the guy thought he would be finished by the weekend except paint, however, I threw a monkey wench into the works by saying I wanted one whole wall made into a built-in bookcase. I have A LOT of books! Needless to say I am paying for the additional work and materials. All in all it will be worth it when its finished. I already have plans for a nook in the hall off the laundry room for a walk-in fiber closet, but that's later.

Plan B, play with fiber all weekend. Ouch don't twist my arm! Have ya met me?!? I spun Saturday. Shannon bought me some Northern Lights pencil roving for my birthday. In the bag the colors looked bright and interesting. Shannon said its either going to be really cool or suck. It's really cool. I spun it up as singles with a low twist. This is the first time I have tried this, so will see what it does when I knit it up. The colors are so pretty; the way they mixed together. It reminds me of a watercolor painting. I think I have enough for a shawl, but I can get more if I need to to. I think I'll use the Old Shale pattern because I think the colors will look great in the simple pattern.



I am also working on a couple of scarves made out of my handspun. I really like the way they are turning out. The blue one is the Morning Surf pattern. I like the way it looks, but I am not a fan of straight needles, so its a little tedious. I think there's about 9 inches completed, so I have a long way to go. The other is the One Row pattern by the Yarn Harlot. Love this. Quick and easy! I actually have this finished now and still have a 1/2 a skein left, so a hat or a calorimetry for the rest. This the rest of the Dogriver colorway from my vest. I can't believe how far this going.



I still have the rest of today to play. Plans, calorimetry for the handspun and maybe start something else. We'll see.

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Is that seriously how it turned out? Wow. That is SO different than what was in my head. Roving is a weird beast.