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


Shawna said... cute is dre?? tell him i said thank you. so sweetXD

bockstark.knits said...

What cute kiddos you have! And wow, what a great HHHH package!

Crystal said...

Congrats on the new wheel! Can't wait to see what you do with it :)

tiennie said...

Your kids are so cute! Glad you're having fun spinning!