Saturday, August 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Ki Ki :)

Kizaiah Davonte Goodwin


A great Little brother and Buddy

A super Big Brother and Helper


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!

5 years old today :)

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

10 days of spinning bliss :) & Ravelympics

Hi all I am in love with miss Millie. Here are a couple of the handspun yarns that I have finished this week.
Alpaca Navajo Plied
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.
Current spinning project
This turned into this....
Before morning bath
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.
Bird In Hand mitten Medley
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.
Mitten Medley Gold Medal :)
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?
Blind Bird
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.
Spunky Eclectic August shipment "Thermograph"
The theme for this month was "caliente" and I think that these colors are Hot.
I also got my August shipment for the Woolgirl sock club. Just look at all these goodies. Jen comes up with the best packages!
Woolgirl Sock Club August shipment "Dog Days of Summer"
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.
Rare moment
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.

Nick Knack

We will miss you little Nick Nack. You were a great friend. Sorry Mom and Dad for your loss.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Meet "Miss Millie"

She's here she's here, my Majacraft Millie is here. I got my wheel on Friday and have been spinning away over the weekend. All three bobbins are full :) Now I just have to empty them so I can spin some more.

Majacraft Millie..."Miss Millie" if your nasty :)

"Miss Millie's" back side

Testing 1..2..3

There are a couple of scratches on her but nothing major.

First little bobbin :)

Alpaca spun close up

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.
Flowering Weeds June club 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 :)
Caught in the Act :)

Sneeky little CiCi :)

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 :)

Friday, August 08, 2008

A week in Review

Hi all. Just a quick post with lots of pictures to review this last week. Hope that you all are enjoying the last days of summer. I know that we are. I'm trying to keep the boys busy so we are out of the house as much as possible.

Last Friday was Cierra's first Birthday. I made her cupcakes. They were so yummy and cute if I do say so myself :) I have been spinning a lot lately and I finally bought my first wheel. A lightly used Majacraft "Millie" for $175. I couldn't pass up a great deal like that now could I?It should be here next week sometime. I will have lots of pics when it does get here.
In the mean time here is a picture of my latest spinning wip on my Ashford spindle. I plan on entering this yarn in the Puyallup Fair at the end of this month. Wish me luck :)

Spunky Eclectic Romney in "Eclipse" Colorway. This is July's shipment. My first of many :) roving shipments from her.
I also got my Hush Hush Handspun Hootenanny gift from my wonderful swap partner Susan. Who is blogless. She sent all kinds of goodies....just look at all I got!

She even sent little goodies for the kids. She is so sweet. Thanks again Susan you are so AWSOME!!! I was cheated out of a box during the coffee swap last October and was turned off of swaps forever, or so I thought. This was the best experience. I think she changed my mind about swaps.

I also got my dkKnits "Wool dye for Ewe" August shipment. I think this is my favorite so far. Of course I say that every time but this time I really mean it (or at least until the next months shipment) There is no name for this yarn. Becky is so cool. She has her own version of Knitting Olympics going on for sock clubbers and non sock clubbers. If you are interested let her know here. (rav link)

Speaking of Olympics I have entered in the Ravelymics. I am on team Blue Moon. I have entered in Mitten Medley. I started knitting my Bird in Hand mittens in Blue Moon Sock yarn. "Aquaboy" and "Lodestone" colorways. Loving this knit so far. Wish me luck. I hope that I finish these.

I also entered in the designers discus. I have a sock pattern that I need to knit up and write a pattern for. Hopefully I finish this one. I know that I have teased you all in the past with sock designs coming soon...but this time I really hope that I can accomplish this goal.

I also entered in WIP Wrestling. There are a pair of socks that I hope that I can finish. But we will see. This is the low man on the totem pole if you know what I mean.

I'll leave you with a couple of pictures of the boys playing at the park. I love when they get along and do "teamwork" That's what they call it when one helps the other. This was a rare occasion where I had a camera to have proof that they do get along most of the time :)

Ki loves some hop scotchI forgot to tell my sister that D'Andre said "Mom this flower is for Auntie Shawna...can we send it to her?" So I took a picture so she would know that he was thinking about her. (Love ya sis)That's all for now. Next post I should have a lot of picture of my new to me wheel :) Squee...can you tell I'm excited?! XD

Friday, August 01, 2008

Happy Birthday CiCi CiCi stinky lady :)

Cierra Petal Goodwin

One year already...where does the time go?

3 days old

3 months old
6 months old
Today :)

Little lady you have brought so much love and joy to our family. You are silly, sweet and oh so loveable. Your daddy and I are so greatful and truely blessed to have you as our daughter. I can't wait to see what the future holds for you. Your brothers, daddy and I love you very much, Happy Birthday ladybug!