Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Another project finished with my handspun yarn. The roving was a gift from my HHHH swap buddy.
I started knitting socks out of this yarn but halfway through the first sock I took a vote on what other knitters thought I should knit. And there was an overwhelming number of votes for me to make mittens. So mittens I knit and I love them. No pattern just my own design knit from the fingers down. Love them!!!
Next I knit some Denmark socks for the Knitting on the Road book. I used the leftovers from my Bird in Hand mittens that I knit for the Ravelympics. I had plenty of STR in Lodestone leftover. I love these they are so soft and squishy.
I have been spinning every time my fingers need a break from knitting and I spun my Spunky Eclectic Club roving in "Thermograph" This was such a fun spin so soft. I love spinning BFL.
more info about this yarn on my ravelry page.
I also got my September shipment from the Spunky Club in "Acadia" isn't it lovely. I can't decide how I want to spin this yet. I am waiting to see how other club members spin this beauty up.
I also got my dkKnits roving from here fiber club. I love this too. I will be spinning this one soon too as soon as I free up my bobbins :)
"hot fudge sundae with real cherries" mmm...my favorite!
I also got my September and October shipments from dkKnits "Wool dye for Ewe" sock club. I have to get alot of my wips finished...hopefully before I cast on one of these lovely yarns.
September "Spinning Addict" perfect name don't you think?
October "taking the kids trick or treating"
I have also been playing around with my camera...My new friend Donna takes beautiful pictures and has inspired me to take advantage of my camera. Donna, the kids and I have gone on a couple of nature walks. Here are just a couple of my favorite shots. You can check out more on my flickr page.
If you are still with me in this long post I also wanted to let you all know that I started my new job on the 3rd. I love it even though it uses up A LOT of my knitting, spinning, and sewing time. Oh well I gotta do what I gotta do to pay the bills right? :)
Sorry for such a long post. Thanks for checking in on me. I will try and post again when more things happen around here. Maybe next week after our visit to the pumpkin patch. Yay fall!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
He really was excited to be in class but this is the only picture I could get of him without someone walking in front of my camera...sheesh.Kizaiah was ready to go to work and write his name. I guess the good thing about the boys being so close in age is that Ki learns a lot from Dre and wants to keep up with his big brother. He already knows his alphabet, how to write his name, tie his shoes and spell Cat. I think he will do fine during his 2 and 1/2 hour day at school.
Hope that everyone enjoyed their summer I know we did, but I am glad to have a little break from the boys. They can definitly be a handful. Especially when they are together :)
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Kizaiah Davonte Goodwin
A great Little brother and Buddy
Smart, Inventive, A wonderful Son...Thank you for being you! Your Daddy and I couldn't ask for more we are truly blessed to have you as one of our sons. You are AWESOME!
Love you and Happy 5th Birthday Ki Ki. I hope that this year is filled with lots of laughs and love. Thank you for being you!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
4oz. of 100% Alpaca at $1.5o an oz. Who would pass up a deal like that. And what better way to break in Miss Millie :) Spinning bliss. Navajo plied. I entered this in the Puyallup fair. The fair doesn't start til 5 Sep so I wont know if I won anything until I go after the 5th.
This turned into this....
approx 23o yard of beautiful dk weight yarn. I love these colors together. The roving was from Yummy Yarn. Corriedale roving in "Woobie" colorway. And after looking up what woobie ment on google, I wish my blankie was this lovely when I was little :)
I am currently spinning some of the roving my Hush-Hush Handspun Hootenanny Buddy sent me. I am trying to get more then 400 yards of sock weight yarn out of it...wish me luck. I will take pictures of that as soon as it's all spun up.
In Ravelympics news, I was really busy spinning. I should have entered in some of the spinning events. But I did manage to finish my entry for Mitten Medley. Here are my Bird in Hand Mittens. They are not without flaws and they still need to be blocked but I love them anyway.
STR medium weight sock yarn in "Aquaboy" and "Lodestone" remember back when I scored that beautiful yarn at the Medrona fiber fest? It feels like so long ago.
I was on such a role with the second mitten that I forgot the little flower on the palm...oops oh well. I am just glad that they fit perfectly.
Oh yeah and my bird is blind. I couldn't get the eye just right on my birdy so I decided that he didn't need any right now. I kind of like him with out eyes. How 'bout you?
I also got my August shipment of Spunky Eclectic Roving. BFL is so soft and I loved spinning BFL for my HHHH swap buddy. So I am excited that I will have some of my very own.
I also got my August shipment for the Woolgirl sock club. Just look at all these goodies. Jen comes up with the best packages!
And in kidlet news the kids are doing great. The boys are excited to start school next week. I am excited too. It will just be me and the little munchin, at least for part of the day, I am looking forward to spending time with my girly.
I can't believe that she lets her brother hold her like a little baby. She doesn't let me or her daddy do that. Silly kid.
Well that's all for now. Sorry for such a long post but I guess that's what happens when I don't post as often as I should.
We will miss you little Nick Nack. You were a great friend. Sorry Mom and Dad for your loss.
Monday, August 18, 2008
There are a couple of scratches on her but nothing major.
I have also been watching a lot of the Olympics and Knitting a bit. My Bird in hand mitts are coming along. I will take pictures of those as soon as there is some sun in these parts. I should be finished with them in a couple of days. I am also working on my sock pattern and writing it up and knitting it. I don't know if it will be done before the Olympics are over but maybe shortly after.
I also got some lovely things in the mail this last week. My Woolgirl sock club came. I think this is my favorite so far. If you want to see spoiler pictures you can check here. I also got some Spunky Eclectic Roving from somebody on ravelry. I loved this roving when I first saw it and it was one of the reasons I joined Spunky's club. It's called "Flowering Weeds" and it was the June shipment.
On the family note...nothing really new there. Just the fact that I found out how sneaky my little one is. I went to go check on the boys in there room and I left Cierra in the living room. When I got back to the living room she wasn't there. I called her and no answer. I checked the kitchen and there she was with a box of Goldfish crackers snacking right out the box. She didn't even dump them out. It was too funny! Thank goodness I don't have anything dangerous in any of the cabinets that she can get to...let's just say I learned not to put things down there with my first kid :)
Hope that everyone is doing well. I will try and check back in sometime this week. Thanks for stopping by. Happy knitting, spinning or crafting in general :)